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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

    Gotta Wonder how much brooks will smack talk the next few weeks while on the mend, especially next week.
    I noticed no article for the big start to the pga tour season…toms looking ahead to next week despite his boy brooks being on the mend.

    Having traveled a long way to Pinehurst a few times, this is appropriate. Pinehurst needs more golf attractions outside of its beautiful courses.
    The museum they plan to build in pinehurst will entertain many golf families for many years to come.
    And It’s good business for golf.
    Win win.

    I would imagine the Masters would need to run early anyway based on sunlight alone. It worked early for tiger last year. And Fans can have both the pro golf and the heroic amateur footballers risking themselves for others prosperity.
    Also a win-win. Kinda.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: There’s a reason no one’s all that excited about the Safeway; We did feature it on Monday, if you recall, fires and stuff; A lot of smoke on Wednesday, fog on Thursday. A LOT of guys who weren’t in the playoffs or made an exit after the first event. By the way, life is better with the old guys for Phil, he shot a yawner of a one-under 71 and two of those might not make the cut. Pinehurst lost a lot of business over the years to Myrtle Beach, there’s a LOT to do there for your family if they don’t play golf. Mom and the kids can hit the beach while dad plays golf. Lots of entertainment at night….Village of Pinehurst is dead after dark….

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        baxter cepeda

        Tell me about it.
        But Pinehurst does have that true golf history feel those beautiful beach towns cannot provide. Which again is why a usga museum makes sense. Pinehurst needs to do a lot more than just this.


          Tom Edrington

          They have a really nice craft brewery there, very cool.

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