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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

    Initially I was in disagreement with this question but the fact is Bryson probably did take injuries into consideration.

    Anyone can get hurt and not make money. So if people can make tons of money now, securing their future, yes of course injury concerns play a role for everyone.

    I remember talking about Lydia ko when she was 15. People like me argued she needs to get hers before a potential slump or whatever. Well Lydia did get hers before a fairly epic slump. She is coming back but honestly may never be the same as she was those first years. So she did the right thing back then. And so is Bryson. Not that my opinion matters. It’s about what he thinks is best for him.

    I agree Bryson’s actions show a brain not as gifted as his persona may make people believe, but this is not close to one of his dumb dumbs. This guy just made more money by just signing with Norman then he would make over many years playing prestigious events like the John Deer on Monahans tour.

    Rocket mortgage dropped him for obvious reasons. Any sponsors with an already diminished field on the pga tour will likely drop players for now.

    But Bryson is coming back. And Bryson is not the only relevant golfer. He may not even be the most relevant golfer with LIv.

    Stop the denials. LIv has a group of serious stars in this game. Major champs. And as we clearly know by now more will continue trickling in.

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      Tom Edrington

      I’m looking at the scoreboard and I’m laughing at you Baxter; Field is packed with has-been and guys who never will be.

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        baxter cepeda

        Sure Tom. That comment isn’t the laughable one. Keep thinking the only good players are the ones who had a good last year. Golf is extremely cyclical. Many of the guys in this Liv tour are the ones who keep coming back for strong runs.


          Tom Edrington

          Baxter, stop making me laugh. LIV is nothing more than a place where has-beens are going. With Bryson signing, he’s the first really relevant player but he’s had a rocky relationship with the Tour for as long as he’s been out there….


            baxter cepeda

            Bryson’s not the only really relevant player. I’m not even going to get into the names. You can look at the list. But that’s just not even close to true. Unless you really don’t know how good these players are, which I must say sometimes I wonder Tom.

            And again, this is only the beginning. The pga tour is in big trouble Tom. It’s gonna keep getting worse if they don’t adjust. Now we’re learning these huge signings from LIv are just for a few years. So many of the guys will sign multiple deals.

            The funny thing is the pga tour can still have these guys for over 30 weeks a year but are foolishly telling the great players to stay way.


          2. Tom Edrington

            Jay Monahan sounded pretty confident today……HUGE crowds in Canada compared to sparse curiosity seeks in England; What gets me is no free speech in the media center, truly sounds like the Saudis.

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    baxter cepeda

    Free speech got phil in trouble.

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      Tom Edrington

      No, calling the Saudis what they really are got him in hot water.

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