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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

    JDs personal judgment has been questionable at times but like Lee Trevino I will take Big Johns judgments on tiger over doubters like Cook and Chamblee.

    What doubters still don’t realize about tiger woods is how many aspects of golf he still has an edge over the competition.

    He still has his genius. He still has the best mind for golf ever.

    He mentions regularly he still has his hands. That’s huge for tiger to believe that.

    He still has it in the eyes. Maybe his vision has regressed some but tiger still sees things on golf courses better than most.

    I could go on and on about his work ethic and so much more but the point is that while tiger has lost some physical advantages; he still has so much going for him.

    Golf is a funny game that even in a time when the game succumbing to power, in the biggest moments it is still the same old game where all the little things mean a lot more than big power. Just ask Bryson at Augusta, losing balls left and right while tiger hit old man draws to victory.

    This all is just a small part of explaining why someone like JD believes tiger can still do it.

    I get it It’s hard to believe this after this horrific accident, but as horrific as the injuries were, they weren’t as permanently horrific as initially believed.

    There was never enough detail on the extent of tigers crushed foot, so many expressed the worst case circumstances, but it’s gotta be pretty clear by now it wasn’t quite to the extent as it could have been.

    Tiger was really lucky this time. He is still on a delayed track to 18 and beyond. But I do agree time wise the margin for error is getting shorter and shorter. He really needs to take care of himself moving forward if that record is actually going to happen for him.

    It would not be the end of the world if it doesn’t happen for Tiger but it’s clearly still the goal for him. So as we do for everyone in golf we root for Tiger to get it done.

    It’s easy to doubt amazing achievements as cook and Chamblee make their money doing. Those two know a thing or two but they are not at the level of major champions like Mr Daly and Mr Trevino. These 2 know greatness on another level. They know you never underestimate greatness. They know they were underestimated.

    Greats know Greatness is meant to constantly surprise the cooks and chamblees of the world.

    For me, When it comes to these matters, I always like to go with the greats.

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      Tom Edrington

      What JD says always depends on how many drinks he’s had.

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        baxter cepeda

        Pretty sure he was mostly sober when he said that.

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