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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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4 Comments

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    RM

    Hi Tom,

    Glad you are continuing to write and hope you are doing well!

    NIce article and very impressive to see individual golfers step up like Brooks (and Stacy Lewis and Charlie Hoffman previously, among some others).

    PGA also must have the resources and clout to see to it that any $ they donate go directly to problem solving. For example, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, who is involved with a promising medicine for the virus, apparently promised about 6M tablets pronto at no charge. I haven’t vetted this, but if true, that is direct action.

    Not to be snarky, but right about now PGA probably could manage to put one of their 7 figure execs in charge of getting this one task done immediately.

    ..

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      Tom Edrington

      RM: GREAT to hear from you; Make sure you say “PGA Tour” when you refer to the tour, otherwise, the simple moniker, PGA refers to Professional Golfers Association of America, the hard-working club pros….

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    baxter cepeda

    Brooks did good. He represented himself and golf well on Sportscenter a few days ago.

    The pga tour giving food from the Players was a nice, fast thinking start to their giving. In due time the tour will give more, I’m sure.

    But again, the pga tour are in a tough position because their business model is based on tons of charities, but with no business going on the worlds top golf tour has an overwhelming number of mouths to feed before considering the unique essential needs from this current issue.

    Also, The commissioner deserves credit for not paying himself. His overpaid board is another story. But giving up 4$ million is no joke.

    Stay well Tom.

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      Tom Edrington

      Thanks Baxter, the Commish should have donated what he doesn’t take to the Corona Virus fight; Drew Brees just gave $5 million; He makes $25 million a year or so the tour makes hundreds of millions!

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