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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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    Paul Azinger did what every person does on their first day on the job…I met him at my club about 2 years ago…We had an excellent conversation from A to Z on golf and the tour…He is better in person and just needs to bring that to the booth…I told him that I have been watching golf on TV since 1965 and without a doubt, his comment about Tiger Woods when Tiger was having issues with his swing was the best comment of all time about anyone that is a tour player!…”Tiger is playing like he has one ball left in his bag!”…Wonderful observation!

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      Tom Edrington

      Met him at his home back around ’89….always has been a good guy……his tape from FOX wasn’t anything to write home about which is why I was surprised they didn’t just slide Koch into that chair…..they are more enamored with his Ryder Cup captaincy and his PGA title than with his broadcast ability……

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        Voice issue and delivery…He doesn’t have that what I call “punch” in his voice…These are the people who have that voice quality that is pleasing to the ear and punch: Byron Nelson, Chris Schenkel, Dave Marr Senior, Pat Summerall, Rodger Thryrbal, Bobby Clampett, Ian Baker Finch, Gary Koch, Peter Jacobson, and Gary McCord…The rest are average or not good…As for the Ryder Cup, for that year you and I could have been the captains and the US still wins…Player’s win or lose…The Captain is useless just like the Maestro so call directing the musician’s…


          Tom Edrington

          FPPGA: Thanks for your great observations… argument here, we think alike! Check in often, please.

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