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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    Hi Tom,

    even if phil got there today he has no chance of winning. there are some outside possibilities and you mentioned a few–the curious thing for me is none of the top 10 are coming in hot. that makes it such a great call on which one(s) of them get hot because they will. dustin is just that kind of guy, so is spieth and rosey.
    take your pick shapes up as a great thought.

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      Tom Edrington

      Bob, the weather is going to be a “major” factor. It will rain out most of the prep work. Only guys who went last week or over the weekend will have had full looks. It will be interesting to see how it plays. Fairways are fairly wide by USGA standards. If anyone gets in that fescue when it’s wet, good luck. This should be a fun one to watch if there aren’t too many weather delays. Calls for rain on Thurs, Fri and Sat.

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