The Rainout Blog’s Spain correspondent, Maria Rodriguez, tells us that play finally has begun in the first round of the Spanish Open being held in Madrid today through Sunday. Morning rain washed away much of the event’s opening day, allowing only a fourth of the 152 participants to tee off. Much of the first round will be held Friday if there are no further delays, Maria tells us. Maria also admitted to her mistake of wearing her white Rainout Blog T-shirt to the rain-socked course this morning. Unlucky for you Maria, but I’m sure the fellas are enjoying the view.