WICHITA, Kan. — Did you hear that? It's the golf clap of thousands that the Wichita Open is finally underway.
Casey Wittenberg leads the way with an great 8-under par round of 63 to lead by two after Day 1.
Wittenberg looks like a man fried mentally. You can't blame him - he just got back from the US Open, the toughest test in golf. Oh, and he played with Tiger Woods on Sunday....
Thursday was the day to go low. The conditions were ripe for picking and those who took advantage (93 are under par) it was an easy day out there. But when your practice rounds were blustery winds and gusts up to 40 mph at one point - nothing was the same.
All the knowledge they learned from Monday to Wednesday was thrown out the window on Thursday morning. First of all, it was delayed an hour because of rain. But by noon, what rain? It was hot, the course was firm and guys were getting sunburned (me included).