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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

    The only real surprise was Hideki. There were signs with his improvement putting ..but still…I kinda thought this whole Japanese media hoopla nonsense would probably keep Hideki from winning a major. I was wrong.

    Phil was not a surprise for me. I’ve been saying right here at DLN he will break the oldest major champ record. He was showing signs of form prior to the PGA. Lefty is trying to peak for the US Open but he peaked a month early this year.

    Rahms US Open win is no surprise, especially at Torrey. What hasn’t been talked about enough is how fired up he must have been after what happened at Memorial.

    Collin was a bit of a surprise being a links rookie. But he has also proven to be the fastest learner on tracks unknown to most players, which was sort of the case at RStGs.

    It was a great year for the majors. Next year has a few advantages, mainly the Open at the Old Course.

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      Tom Edrington

      So Baxter you’re telling me you put $1,000 down on Phil at that 300-1 number? If Phil didn’t surprise you I would assume you did just that!!

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        baxter cepeda

        I just heard on sport center it was 200-1. But Betting still not allowed where we live, which is nice. No pressure to put my money where my mouth is.

        But no I don’t think I picked him here on DLN but I wasn’t surprised. You can
        Probably check who I picked better than I can.

        If I was betting I would strongly consider phil at 200-1.
        I believe in older great players like Phil and tiger more than most. I’m pretty consistent with that.

        Phil was always destined to break oldest ever records in golf. It was only a matter of when. I still think Phil can win majors.


          Tom Edrington

          The guys from Draft Kings may be calling you ….


            baxter cepeda

            We were just talking with my wife that it would be fun to place a few bets on sports but it’s not allowed where we live; which is honorable.
            I think a compromise would be capping bets at very reasonable limits; as well as how much any one customer can bet a month/year.
            It would be nice if these companies self regulated themselves in this way. Because some of the bets available for anyone— just a click away —are down right shocking.

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