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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

    As Tom said, there’s a long long way to go.

    Bland posting -5 thru 2 full rounds is the big surprise despite the 48 year old having won for the first time recently in Europe.

    Blands game may be bland next to Brysons bomb and gouge game, but Brysons game may not be bland enough next to Blands game. This is a good thing. After the last Us Open which was clearly a bombers paradise; Torrey pines is clearly allowing all styles to content again…just like last time it was in San Diago.

    With all the talk of reducing the Us Open Rota moving forward it seems the South Course should get more consideration than Winged Foot moving forward. Imo

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: It’s certainly been an amazing 36, getting ready to summarize with a new feature…

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