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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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    baxter cepeda

    It is true.
    Still A Guy like Hadwin, whom knows he isn’t necessarily whom fans want micd up— shows his character in helping out by wearing a mic. And thanks to that mic —and the dreaded sand pebble penalty — we got to see Adams great character even more. Hadwin clearly made a lot of fans this week.

    Based on my prediction I’m a bit Surprised brooks and DJ showed up. Should have known Those two don’t need much time to play back into shape.

    Still, it’s amazing they reined themselves in so properly. That discipline was expected from Bryson, but aside from that silly triple for DJ and that sloppy 3 putt for Brooks on 18, so far so good for the bash brothers of golf. There’s gonna be some prototype bombers in contention at Hilton Head.

    The thing lost in the concerns about the distances in golf is that specifically Bryson, DJ and Brooks are all amazing golfers as well as bombers.

    Critics want for such amazingly complete players to be tested properly…and no not a drive and wedge contest as Chamblee seems to be defending. For what reason?
    Lerner is trying to reason but brandel gets lost searching for contradicting eloquence.
    Everyone knows golf has a distance problem. It’s almost like Chamblee is politicizing it. Trying to convince golfers Not to give up to those hippies trying to standardize equipment.

    Golfs distance problem has a week off thanks to Harbor Towns genius design, but few places have the bones to play defense with towering pines and oaks.

    At some point Most courses are gonna need a little help from the usga and rna. With 2 Masters in 6 months coming up this issue may be coming to a head sooner rather than later.

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      Tom Edrington

      Well, the bomber percentage is small so far, Berger last week, Webbie in the thick of it this week; I just think Bryson’s short game is limited by the same-length shafts and those gosh-awful fat grips; I tried one when they first came out, guy gave me one at the Show to try….put it on a 3-wood — it stayed on there about 30 days — that’s all.

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        baxter cepeda

        Berger sends it! He was cutting major corners also last week.
        Bryson’s short game is limited but that man is less limited than anyone in golf right now…if that makes sense. I do wonder why not have one short shaft 60 wedge. The driver is a bit longer, so why not make the shortest club a bit shorter? But again, few limitations for Bryson. Imo he would be winning the US Open this week. The major postponements are a shame for Bryson more than anyone right now.


          Tom Edrington

          You fell into that 36-hole trap; He faded badly on Saturday; Any major that grow serious rough will trap those wild drives of his; Remember, a 200 mph ball speed means slight misses go waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off line.


            baxter cepeda

            Not anymore.
            It was described on GC that today’s drivers have a sweet spot the size of a dollar coin, as opposed to a dime not too long ago.
            All these new drivers get longer as they also reduce big misses; especially for top players.
            And the thing is Bryson knows exactly what is going on and what he is doing to take advantage.
            He isn’t pushing too far. Como said to Breed that Bryson is pushing ball speed only as far as reasonable; which for now is approaching 200!
            Stats show Bryson is getting more accurate as he gets longer.
            It’s crazy really.
            Bryson did quite well playing small ball at Harbor town in the end. He would have had an even better US Open this week.
            It’s not like some rye rough would slow Bryson down much anyhow.

          2. Tom Edrington

            We’ll wait and see how The Snail does at Winged Foot!

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