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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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    baxter cepeda

    Im not saying it happened but with the victorious Day expecting his Third cannot help but point out that if good buddies TW and Stricks had one together it would be Day.

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      Tom Edrington

      Laughable! Day is a product of a tough upbringing and a lot of time, effort, caring and mentoring from Colin Swafford — simple as that.

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        baxter cepeda

        Nice. You give Day a pass on his mistakes as a younger fella but Too bad Tiger and Reed do not get the same understanding.
        My point with Day is he has the long game of Tiger and the short game of steve stricker. While everyone wants to swing like Tiger Ive been wondering for years why more people dont pitch like Strick.
        Day Does it. And it works.

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          Tom Edrington

          Baxter: Please, please show me where I am even mentioning mistakes by Jason Day as a youngster?? There you go again with your words, trying to claim they are mine……Besides, Tiger made his mistakes as an ADULT……Check and you’ll see Day is LONGER than Tiger and Stricker’s short game was not as good as Watson’s otherwise Stricker would have won a major……..not a lot of people want to swing like Tiger, it was Lee Trevino who predicted Tiger would blow out a knee with that swing and he did……remember don’t try and make your thoughts and words MINE…..I mentioned a troubled childhood for Day and it is documented, his mom got him into a private academy and it was Swafford who turned his life around long before Day was even a teenager…..Reed was boorish as a college player……so you’re talking about two individuals one more than 10 years advanced over Day’s troubled period one who was two decades older than Day…..

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            baxter cepeda

            No one wants to swing like tiger? You seen JTs left knee at impact? Just like Tiger 2k. I don’t know where watson entered the fray but just because steve stricker never won a major does not mean his short game is not something to copy for top players. Even Tiger has gotten advice from Stricker with putting and short stuff.
            But again you will probably try to diminish how many top players emulate TW.
            Everyone who has read your stuff knows what I mean about Reed, Day and Tiger, even if you think I’m putting words in your mouth. You actually misquoted me saying i said you “ hate”reed. I never said you actually feel that way for Reed and all 3 people who read you know that except you. I basically said your words were ‘hatin’ words, aka troll words in the social media landscape. And i explained why you do it: clicks. I obviously know you do not hate Reed. You just love clicks. But it seems more possitive recaps of golf championships will garner you more clicks than these shock value headlines you use, such as were stuck with reed.
            Also Sometimes it seems your replies to readers posts are off topic. And writing in all caps makes you sounds unprofessional; just some advice from a guy with a masters degree in joirnalism.
            Everyone makes mistakes and everyone whom feels remorse, apologizes, and improves themselves for their mistakes deserves forgiveness and a second chance. Whether its intended or not it seems you can be unfairly harsh with certain golfers at times, and you get very defensive about the feedback, which again comes out unprofessional and is probably why we dont see more people engaging with you Tom.
            Aloha.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Baxter, congrats on your Masters in journalism, please send me some of your articles when you get a chance. What got me was you claimed I was giving Day a pass for troubles as a very young child, pre-teen where I don’t give much of a pass to Reed or Tiger. That is because, as I repeat, Day wasn’t even a teenager, Reed was in his 20s and Tiger was a full-blown adult….Hope you can understand the difference. I welcome any and all feedback/criticisms. I spent a decade at a newspaper where there was no social media except for folks picking up the phone and cussing us out for one reason or another….it was most entertaining for all of us on the Tampa Tribune staff back in those days….if I write in all caps, it is for emphasis…..you backtracked with your “hatin'” phrase, blaming that on social media, for every player you name who you think emulates Tiger’s swing, I’ll give you five that do not……besides, it wasn’t Tiger’s ball striking that won most of his majors, it was his clutch putting and short game……I used to play a game with friends and tell them: “Let me take five putts away from Tiger Woods and he’ll only have nine majors.”….I’ve been at this a very, very long time and most younger people these days never value that….it’s called point of reference. I was thankful to cover Nicklaus in his prime. Not many could emulate his swing because it was his alone. These days, most swings basically look the same, there are no more home-made swings except for Bubba and maybe that’s one reason why people love to watch him shape shots. Keep your observations and comments coming. At the end of the day, I totally enjoy them.

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