Three of the past four winners at the Wichita Open — Sebastian Cappelen, Ollie Schniederjans and Aaron Wise — were rookies. Here is a look at some of the young stars on the Web.com Tour that could continue that trend.
After 19 years of trying to make it as a professional golfer, grinding away on every mini-tour imaginable, Chris Thompson is within striking distance of the PGA Tour promotion he’s been chasing since he graduated from KU. He plays in the Web.com Tour Wichita Open this week.
Before Mike Weir won the Masters and seven other PGA Tour events, he was in the same position as the vast majority of the 156 golfers in the field for this week's Wichita Open. He spent six years grinding away on mini tours and is now back.
The Wichita Open used to be called the Air Capital Classic. Before that, it was named after title sponsors. Now, in a sign of civic pride, the tournament has been re-branded with a name and logo that salute the largest city in Kansas.
Jason Day held an iron in his hand, turning back to laugh at something his caddie said as he stood on the driving range at TPC River Highlands on Tuesday. His time at the range felt laid back as he broke in a new set of golf clubs ahead of the Travelers Championship.