Bubba Watson Comes To His Senses, Ditches Those Volvik Golf Balls | Dog Leg News

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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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12 Comments

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    beege

    the ball might have had something to do with his overpar play but…………..you still have to play…well. cutting his offseason short is significant–he must realize that the young guns could leave him in their wake if he is not very careful.

    bg

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      Tom Edrington

      Not a fan of that golf ball, never seen anyone else mess with them……the ball is perhaps the most important piece of a players equipment next to the putter and driver.

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        beege

        maybe………….the brain

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          Tom Edrington

          And a crazy brain it is…..

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            beege

            it has now been two full years that i went on the record on my website and radio blog declaring that neither tiger nor phil would ever win again…..very few people have given up on those guys winning–even after 2 more years…will i be right? or will i be wrong? Shakespeare would love this “to be or not to be….” by the way champions tour is not in that deal–must be pga tour, wgc or a major. your thoughts?
            bob

          2. Tom Edrington

            Gonna be tough for Phil at 46 and Tiger soon to be 42……they would have to tee it up in one of those lesser, crossover events to have a chance….

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    RM

    Bubba seems to me like a guy who, with a bit more consistency, has the potential charisma, heart, and game to be a fairly beloved mainstay of the tour from the fans’ point of view. But the phrases, “can’t get out of his own way”, and “often his own worst enemy” come to mind.

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      Tom Edrington

      Yes, Bubba is a walking contradiction…..can be very nice, yet very combative with the media. I think if you really delve into Bubba, he might show a blip on the autism meter.

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    CrzyQbn

    Great! Now if Keopka can ditch those Noke Clubs and get some golf clubs that are still being produced today like Callaway or Taylor’s Made that would be great!

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      Tom Edrington

      Brooks isn’t the only Nike holdover, Tommy Fleetwood, leader of the Race To Dubai, still has a bag-full of that stuff…..pure junk…

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    beege

    Tom

    philly is actually 47 tiger as you said almost 42 but age is not the point with tiger its the fact that he ain’t go it and philly is always new and improved—every year–his BS–now its i’m focusing and keeping my stamina for the full round—do you believe that crap– he tells us he lost those two items for 5 years? as they say on MNF “come on man”–“YOU CAN’T FINISH……………..”
    Sorry for the outburst but two years have come and gone since my prediction and someone is going to have to tell me something else for me to buy him winning again….unless he pays off the field–oops that would be a violation of the handbook–can’t do that now can we???????????
    bg

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      Tom Edrington

      Bob: I’m sure Vegas has prop bets on both Mickelson and Woods, perhaps you should speak to your short-term investment broker!

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