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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

    Bubba never said “under the table”.

    He said what we all basically know that certain star players contracts have appearance based clauses.

    Say Rickie has to miss the Farmers, it’s a bit of an issue. If he can’t play they understand but he probably loses some of his money from them because he isn’t fully holding up to the contract. Things like that.

    I don’t believe Bubba was saying the tour does anything against the rules. He is merely pointing out the Tour or the title sponsors have some acceptable ways to legally pay players to be at certain tournaments.

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      Tom Edrington

      Bubba’s quote: “It makes me laugh because on the PGA Tour, I got paid behind closed doors to show up at tournaments, many tournaments,” So, behind-closed-doors, or under-the-table — same implication of illegal payoffs.

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