NORMAN — It seems like it’s been a long time since the sports editor of this newspaper failed to embarrass himself at the Westwood Invitational.
Also, it’s been my experience, horrific golf makes for strong self-indulgent writing much more than the good stuff. With that in mind, apologies may be in order.
An 85 surely would have made for a better story. Alas, I came in with a 72.
Wonders never cease.
What’s available is yet more evidence of the twists and turns this crazy game can take. And not only to me.
In Championship Flight, Nick Bulla, who happens to be my cousin, made double bogey on the par 5 first hole, probably losing three strokes to most of his top flight peers. He was 4-under par the rest of the way and is in the middle of it, two strokes back of Austin Fuller.
In the Fourth Flight, former Norman North wrestling coach Jay Gibson, who does not want to read his name in the paper (sorry), who went off first thing in the morning so he could volunteer his time to the tournament the rest of the day, shot 43-51 for a 94 total.
It may not seem like much, but it was the best round he’s ever had at the event and he plays every year.
You bet it’s a crazy game.
So crazy, I have no idea what’s in store for today’s second round, because I’m pretty sure I should have shot 69 Friday, yet I could just as easily come back with an 85 because I have no idea what’s going on with my swing and my last putt of the first round, a one-foot tap-in for birdie on No. 18, had me scared to death.
Did I mention it’s a crazy game?