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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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    beege

    Hi Tom,

    he still won’t win even though he sort of stacked the odds in his favor by pushing the pencil and playing in an event he normally would not even consider on his calendar–he wants that elusive win that i predicted almost two years ago that he would never get again and he won’t this week because someone like martin piller will—actually i like saunders or maybe even na this week but not philly. the con job he used on stricker–saying he all of a sudden regained his focus and energy tht has been lost for 4 years right before stricker needed to make his pick!!!

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      Tom Edrington

      Bob, love you as my No. 1 Phil hater…lol…..don’t see Martin Piller winning, his wife will win before he does….something about Sam Saunders, he was at his home course last week, shot 59 but still couldn’t convert that to a victory and I expected him to win there, I think he will once again struggle to keep his card..

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    beege

    so far philly looking good but he will botch it up he has done that successfully for over 4 years now.
    my “hate” for him is the con jobs he pulls and expects everyone to buy into it. from billy walters to always playing the best of my life stuff. speaking of piller Gerina has so much game and yet come sunday never completes the task–i seriously wonder if she ever will. willing is such a mind game more than a playing game. amazing how that works
    bob

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      Tom Edrington

      Bob: Gerina’s problem is very simple. She can putt under pressure. Phil gave it a pretty good shot, bet you were nervous for a moment on Sunday.

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        beege

        it was a fleeting moment–because i did not start watching until his tee shot on 17 went just where you could not hit it and then i knew it was over—by the way, can’t remember if you agree with me or not–but i did have the nerve to say it exactly two years ago–not two months ago like some people. One guy at the club where i play was so mad at me for saying this–i might have told you this before–that he now calls me phil. he violated the handbook and they didn’t even acknowledge it —and they gave as you have pointed out–250K to houston–they should have given nothing because the token is worse. they will not do anything about napa–watch

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          Tom Edrington

          Bob, the tour is so stingy when it comes to writing checks yet they take credit for all the charity monies raised by such great organizations like the Salesmanship Club in Dallas and the Thunderbirds out in Arizona. As for Phil, he was close, close enough for a lot of people to think he just might get it all together for one week this season. That’s all it takes!

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