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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

    Had never heard the legend of the shoes. Hundreds of shoes seems like a stretch. But I trust Toms info.
    Cart path only for JD.
    I also forgot about The 10th hole dilemma. They should put a putting green or something down there. Guys have 30 minute gaps between their last practice shot and first tee shot. Freezing weather. Tough carry to start.
    Integrity of competition questionable there. Imo. My picks tiger and Rickie both have to deal with it. It’s a factor.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, since Bethpage Black is a “walking only” course, I’m not sure they even have cart paths….

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    RM

    Should be an interesting weekend, one way or the other. Looking forward to updates.

    Not a fan of the Daly cart ruling. Nothing against Big John personally, if he were able to qualify and play under the normal rules I would actually be curious to see how he handled Bethpage.

    Especially at the highest levels of sports, the trains run on time (other than weather or natural disasters and sometimes even then) and the events run whether the passengers are ready and able or not. Tiger had the best concise summary.

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      Tom Edrington

      Should be a great week, BK off and running!

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