Golf Digest WomanJuly 9, 2011

Endless Open delays

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Welcome to another edition of Sirak Storm Stories, the long-running saga of the tournament that wouldn't end. As the locals tell it here in the shadows of the Cheyenne Mountains, they had the fourth driest June in history in these parts. Unfortunately, the U.S. Woman's Open is played in July.

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With a manageable 72 players having made the cut, 36 holes can be played on Sunday if needed - assuming of course that the thunderstorms that have battered this place since Tuesday stay away. In 2006, the U.S. Women's Open at Newport CC lost all of Thursday to a fog that rolled in and refused to leave. Not one shot was hit that day, yet it ended on time  -- sort of.