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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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    cquin47

    This is sad, painful and just reflects the grief of a person who is perhaps under lot of frustration, confusion and dissapoinment about himself. As a coach I beleive that actually Tiger is in his best position ever for a true comeback. I am not meaning golf, neither the PGA. It is a comeback to regenerate his life, heal all the emotional and spiritual wounts that are the fruits of his wrong decision making or wrong doing. He must understant what he is as a person and all the amazing tools that he as well as every body else possesess to overcome adversity. I’m talking about his own will power and his faculty to make the right decisions at this momment, in order to obtain a huge personal/private/internal victory against the monster within. I have no idea if this comment ever gets to him. However Tiger; as a fan of yours; the only comeback I would like to see from you is the one that relates to your emotional/spiritual health and wellbeing. Playing golf and winning tournaments to make people scream and go crazy on a Sunday, is not your ultimate option in life. For sure you have many other options, talents, opportunities and choices ahead of you. Get well, respect yourself and try to see in you what we still and will continue to see for the years to come; the great and only champion that made us dream for better golfing, unite our families each Sunday you were playing and many other great memmories. Tiger go on, find yourself.

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      Tom Edrington

      Some very knowledgeable friends and I were discussing this in depth. The problem Tiger has always had is that he has never been able to tell the truth. Not even to the woman he made a vow to. If Tiger will look long and hard into the mirror, he will see the cause of his problems. I believe he knows he cannot play again, he’s not going to tell anyone because of all the endorsement dollars that would evaporate quickly. He needs a best friend. Doesn’t have one because Earl was his best and only true friend. Seeing him in handcuffs is truly, very, very sad. Thanks for checking in with us, thanks for the comment, look forward to seeing you more often!

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    DavidRhodes

    I truly feel sorry for the man. It’s one of the greatest falls I have seen in someone with so much talent. But he can go to all the rehab clinics till doomsday, if he doesn’t come to find the power of Christ in his life, I’m afraid the cycle will continue.

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      Tom Edrington

      Again, you read our mind. Tiger once claimed he was a Buddhist but showed none of the qualities of a practicing Buddhist. Like you, I believe the same. Wish one of the FCA guys would speak with him. But the main problem a buddy told me today, it is VERY, VERY hard for a guy like this to humble himself, despite what happened this past week.

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