Champions Tour Wasn't Started With The Scott Parels In Mind | Dog Leg News

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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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    Great story, Tom. Good for Parel.

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      Tom Edrington

      Second that motion, it is SO VERY difficult to get there where he came from, for sure!

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    I enjoyed the article and yes they make it so difficult to try and qualify for this tour, but I will try next year. I wish they would give a few more spots for guys to compete.


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      Tom Edrington

      Best of luck to you, yeah, I know a lot about that tour from the inside, had a lot of guys from my Tribune days who played out there….Jim Dent is retired now, I see him out at Rogers Park where I practice and we talk about everything tour related, love getting his takes on everything….Hope you make it!

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