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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

    I think San Fran is Brysons best chance. He knows the grasses well. It’s a tree lined course with very little To fear accuracy wise; not that he has an accuracy problem. And Even 6 inches of rough won’t slow him much.
    Augusta has all that pressure.
    And winged foots famed toughness will be put to the test. That being said Bryson has options to either expose and overpower that place or adjust as needed.
    He obviously has a great chance in all of them, but Harding Park is possibly as sure a bet in golf since tiger. Rory will be a fascinating factor moving forward. Rorys mouth has relished being back at number one, bit his clubs are gonna have to take up the talking of he is going to hold off Bryson in all of golfs major leader boards, rankings and so forth.

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      Tom Edrington

      I won’t sell Brooks Koepka short in any major….he’s got the game, the moxy and the swagger.

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        baxter cepeda

        No doubt. Brooks and Bryson seem to have some heavy collision courses coming up. These 2 horses gots 2 love the same courses.
        But aside from Brooks and Rory Theres so much serious talent out there. As disruptive as bryson is Brysons isn’t tiger 2.0. The field is still a very good bet.
        But still with all these edges he has developed It would be shocking if Bryson doesn’t win one in 2020.

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          Tom Edrington

          I’m not ready to concede any majors to Bryson; He hasn’t felt that kinda heat yet!

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    Tyrone Shoelace III

    BDC is bringing more than a breath of fresh air into the professional golfing world, he has brought a new game and a new attitude.
    The current batch of young pros are really no different to the generation before them, who were no different to their predecessors.
    They look the same, they practice the same, they play the same, they worry about the same things, they take their great natural ability, hone it by the same coaching and continue to turn up, win or not and go home – and same thing next week.
    In BDC we have the total opposite and this is why he is bringing a lot of excitement and a lot of coverage into the professional arena. Couple this with the young amateur golfers’ interest in BDC’s new approach to golf and his innovative approach to his continuous improvements to all aspects of play, equipment and outlook.
    It’s not only the golf courses that will need to be reassessed: the golf equipment design and production teams are going to have stop their own ‘same as’ approach and ‘Do a Bryson’!
    Now that is going to be almost as interesting as BDC.

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      Tom Edrington

      I beg to differ — swings have changed immensely from the Tom Kite era “reverse-C” that damaged a lot of back, today it’s post up on the left leg; The new generation resists the turn with their right side; All you have to do is go back and see how much hip turn there used to be; A lot less today; Also look at the evolution of putting grips; If Sam Snead or Hogan had been able to use these variations of “the claw” no telling what might have happened. The biggest difference is that this generation of players doesn’t have to win to make a huge living and that as pointed out by Jack Nicklaus; Jack said that in his day, you HAD to win and win often to make money, especially in the endorsement arena. Rickie Fowler is the perfect example — just 5 PGA Tour wins and he bought a $15 million mansion in Jupiter; So no, these guys make so much money they have no worries in that area, which was a big worry back in the day; As for Bryson, it will be interesting to see him in the majors — keep in mind the highest finish he’s had is 15th; He hasn’t felt the heat of a major championship perhaps with a guy like Brooks Koepka staring at him; Yes, people are talking about BAD (his initials) and it will be interesting to see how he does the rest of the way.

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        baxter cepeda

        The big hip turn is making a comeback.

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          Tom Edrington

          Your favorite player, The Stinkin’ Veej, still has that big-time hip-turn!

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        Tyrone Shoelace III

        Your highly impressive display of knowledge of the intricate technicalities of swing, your detailed equipment proficiency coupled with golf’s long history of elite players shames my fledgling interest in your game.
        I must accept your speedy damnation of my immature and clearly unwelcome viewpoints.

        As I continue my home-bound education, my isolation from friends and to learn from my limited experience about living in today’s challenging, yet weirdly exciting world that has been evolved by generations before me, I turned to golf as an escape mechanism. Clearly this is also fraught with danger and has it’s own hidden hazards for novices to negotiate.
        I should never have dipped my toe in golf’s turbulent water hazard by daring to post my first puerile observations on your esteemed column.

        While it would be meaningless for me to apologise now, I nod to your obvious immense stature in the world of golf and your unchallengable knowledge of your single topic.
        I’m sure there are many who have gone before me who are similarly subservient to your position at the highest level of international golf – but probably not the uncompromising and seemingly rather unsettling Mr. DeChambeau.

        Now, where’s that box of Tiddlywinks: I know I’ve seen it somewhere……

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          Tom Edrington

          Tyrone: Please feel free to drop in all the time. ALL opinions are welcome here, there are as many views and opinions in golf as there are swings; The interesting thing about golf is that it is like fingerprints — no two swings are identical…..I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time observing some of the game’s greatest players and teachers and even more fortunate to spend a lot of time speaking with them; Same for other sports as well; I was fortunate enough to spend about an hour with Don Shula the year after the Dolphins went 17-0 and he gave me a primer on football and that was a treat; In no way would I consider my own observation “a speedy damnation” of your viewpoints and they certainly are welcome. I do detect a touch of sarcasm in your reply above…..

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