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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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    Wow. It’s 2021.
    “Hit like Tarzan, short game like Jane”?
    Edrington should try to sound it out the other way around or
    how about
    “Hit like Korda, short game like Bryson?”

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      Tom Edrington

      Thanks Joe, we were making reference to a very, very old golf adage: Hits it like Tarzan, putts like Jane; Truth be known, the top men’s putters run circles around the best of the women and that’s from covering women’s golf for a long time back in the day, also verified by a close friend who used to manage a very accomplished, very high profile player on the ladies tour……but the state of Rory’s short game would certainly be surpassed by Nelly and many of the current women….at least the top 10.

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        baxter cepeda

        Omg can’t believe I almost didn’t bother with this article.

        Joes comment came to my mind as well. That phrase in 2021 is bold to say the least.

        And it couldn’t be more wrong.

        I don’t care what any statistics show, i watch a crap load of golf everyday, and these days the women are overall superior at 100 yards and in; don’t get me started on top men regularly yanking wedge shots off the green.

        I don’t know about long ago, but these days Lydia Ko and Inbee Park alone are regularly recognized as being on the shortest of lists of greatest putters (men or women).

        IMO Overall the women’s game has better putting; tightier. Also convinced women are overall better at standard, basic short game shots.

        The men are definitely still better at short game shots requiring high loft and speed. Women tend to take their medicine more; for that reason they do not develop those risky lofted shots.

        Times and things are different in the women’s golf game; as they are for some old adages.


          Tom Edrington

          You mean you have women you want to put up against Collin Morikawa? You take No. 1-20 on each tour and it would be no contest…..

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