St. Jude's Children's Hospital: Time For The PGA Tour To Prove It's Really About Giving | 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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    beege

    Hi Tom,

    One of your best pieces ever!! and not because of mentioning my statement that the tournament in Memphis–the St. Jude Classic is the most important event on the pga tour but because you described the genesis and follow through of the event started by the great Danny Thomas. Although his name is not attached to the title of the tournament his presence is felt there completely. I remember when Harris English won the event a couple of years back—his first pga tour win and instead of going nuts which is fine….he simply walked over to one of the youngsters fighting for his life and gave him the golf ball and humbly signed his scorecard—he “got it”. the kids are the only thing that matter this week….so pga tour headquarters write the check and do it with humility. , and make it a really, really big check…with lots of zeros!
    thanks again for such a great thought today,

    bob

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      Tom Edrington

      Bob, you GET IT, too bad the PGA Tour does not….

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