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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

    I was just wondering where a captain draws the line of who to call with the bad news that they didn’t make it. I guess stricks line is billy.

    I’m always adamant that the Players is not a major but with all due respect I’m even more sure the bmw is not a Players.

    Thanks to Paddy for not giving rose a rose. The less of those euro nucleus players at the Ryder cup the better for US.

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      Tom Edrington

      Billy’s a past FedEx Cup champion who has been playing solid the past two months…..He was on my short list for captain’s picks, I had him ahead of Reed…..I know you’re a Reed-lover but how many years has it been since that “Captain America” stuff? A lot. And with Reed, I used the old “mutual fund disclaimer to investors” and that is “Past performance is no indicator of future results”……Reed trended down the past three months, got hit with the health issue and I think he hurt his case by declaring it in the life-threatening neightborhood….

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        baxter cepeda

        I don’t know about mutual funds but in sports past success is absolutely an indicator of future success, especially the Ryder cup. Pilfer and Sergio immediately come to mind.

        We see elite athletes have ups and downs all the time but it’s often the same people who put themselves in contention and win.

        Tennis is a great example. The big 3 all have their ups and downs but at the end of the day they have 6o combined slams. Tiger and Phil are the best examples for golf. Same thing ups and downs. Retired dozens of times. But they keep coming back doing amazing things, especially in the clutch. Many guys are not clutch. Reed is clutch. Billy struggles a bit with clutch.

        It has not been that long since Reed wagged his finger at Rory. Tell me how many Americans have done anything great in the Ryder cup since that day. Easy. Non.


          Tom Edrington

          Tennis? Is that why a qualifier won the US Open this year? And it’s been five long years since Reed “wagged his finger” that’s a long time, especially for dogs!!


            baxter cepeda

            Those two young ladies could be the future; both had epic rags to riches runs while their personalities constantly one upped each other.

            It was literally hard to know whos game or personality to like more. Loved watching the semis and finals entirely. Very memorable US Open.

            Medvedev, Fernandez and the qualifier Radacanu are 3 names to remember.

            That being said Serena and the big 3 are finally starting to show some subtle signs of potentially slowing down. But still My boy Djok almost won the grand slam.

            Nerves made the Serv work his legs a bit too throughout the event in steamy New York and bad boy villain Medvedev made him pay, finally winning the crowd over.

            Speaking of the New York crowd, I have never seen anyone work them quite like Leylah Fernandez. She had them on their knees.

            Get it?

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