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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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    Very much appreciate Dog Leg News Update; I’ve found it’s a great way to start the day.

    You touched on Rory’s woes a week or so ago. I can’t help but notice that the three most notable golfers who have gotten into the seemingly really hard core weights and workouts and gone for the more muscular physique are Tiger, Jason, and Rory. All of whom seem to be injured often.

    I don’t know the specifics of everyone’s workouts, obviously. But it just seems that those who stay in good shape generally, but aren’t fanatics (by way of example Speith, Fowler, Stenson, Kuchar, etc.) don’t have the problems with nagging and recurrent injuries.

    The exception to me is D.J. who apparently follows a pretty tough fitness program. But perhaps his workouts focus on flexibility and overall fitness. In addition, he seems like one of those blessed people who could have been an elite athlete in any number of sports.

    Someone could debunk all this; I have no stats, and I don’t know the particulars of what any of them do or don’t do. Would love to see some sort of real analysis of this. But just sayin’…

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      Tom Edrington

      I saw a DJ workout on the Golf Channel, he does not lift heavy weights, doesn’t need to. He has very, very long arms. Those arms create incredible speed. He also has a really, really solid base, incredible balance. Once he learned to control his distances inside 150 yards, we saw him emerge. He carries four wedges and works religiously with a tracman to get his carry distances down solid. He’s also improved his putting big-time. Putting is what holds Rory back. Also, we appreciate your kind words and glad you like the posts. Come back and comment often! Like when others share their opinions, good or bad!

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