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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

    Good question.

    First rickie is still in the convo imo. It’s been a while but we know he had top 5s in all 4 majors in one year. And he is showing signs recently that his game is coming back.

    Tony and Xander have both had better finishes in majors than Cantlay; to be fair cantlay has lost quality time to injury and personal issues.

    But still Tony has top 5s in all 4 majors.
    Xander has top 3s in 3 and a 10th at the PGA.

    Pat has top 15s in all 4; only 1 top 5, 3rd at the pga, and 2 top 10s. He still has some things to prove which rickie, Tony, and Xander have already shown.

    But I agree if I had to bet I would take Cantlays pedigree and recent form over those 3 great players and people.

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      Tom Edrington

      Rickie has to play his way back just to win a regular Tour event, much less a major and I believe he’s got a way to go

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        baxter cepeda

        Yea but he also seems to be where Jordan was around this time last year. I definitely would buy some stock in Rick right now.


          Tom Edrington

          Sure hope Rickie makes a Spieth-like comeback… we’ve said before, Rickie’s the “Sara Lee” of the Tour and “Nobody Doesn’t Like Sara Lee”


            baxter cepeda

            Such a nice young man.

            But there is one key difference between Fowler and Spieth worth noting:
            Spieth had multiple majors before his slump while Fowler had none. Despite all those great major finishes, once Fowler does get back to his old self he will still have to find that something that was holding him back from major wins, which is tough because that search is what derailed him in the first place.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Can’t disagree with that, Baxter.

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