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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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    I take anything gary player says with a grain of salt, you may or may not also recall him cheating his way to the 74 open.. swiped away a bunch of sand patrick reed would have been proud of. Tom Watson also had a few choice opinions on his renowned cheating.

    I’m watching the liv event as I write and my boy is obsessed with the team side of things. Every shot he asks ‘which team does he play for?’ People are really underestimating the team aspect of liv with young fans. I dont buy these cheesy names like punch, smash, cleeks etc.. but there is some huge potential there if they get the branding right next year.

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      Tom Edrington

      LIV-loving, Baxter-agreeing, Infidel-obsessed, human-rights-suppression-ignoring, women’s-right-suppression-ignoring, 54-hole-circus-loving, beheadings-supporting FORKY is back to bring back some questionable Laddie doings from let’s see 48 years ago, back in my Tampa Tribune sports writing days…..some PGA Tour players from that era used to tell me that Seve had “trouble” marking his ball on the greens….glad your boy loves it, he is one of the 15 percent who watched; two recent polls (one by Geoff Shackleford) one by Golf Monthly showed 86 and 82 percent surveyed had no interest at all in watching LIV events, a second survey added Cam Smith and the non-watchers dropped from 86 percent to 85 percent, wow, Cam sure drives the needle. As for Laddie, he’s had all sorts of unfortunate family issues, those kids of his are stealing from him left and right, he was even forced to take money from ARAMCO, which, at least, is not robbing from the public employee pension plan in The Kingdom.

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    C’mon tom, enough of the name calling, you’re better than that. I am just a golf fan.. it doesn’t need to be one or the other. I will gladly watch anything with a decent field. I dont condone what goes on in Saudi Arabia, but I can seperate the two.

    Why is it that pga tour fans insist that anyone who watches liv supports what goes on there, but at the same time wearing Nike shoes made in Asian sweat shops, for example, and be ignorant of all the human rights abuses there.

    The UAE is not exactly the most friendly place to live as a woman, but the European tour is named by them. No one complains. Aramco (saudi) is one of the biggest sponsors, no one complains. It’s ridiculous. Just let golf be golf and trying to conveniently draw two things together for the sake of shooting down liv because you dont like it.

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      Tom Edrington

      I’m sticking with the PGA Tour, best players in the world……the best champions are not decided over 54 holes otherwise Greg Norman would have the career grand slam…..enjoy staring at U-Tube, we’ll stick with the best players in the world as opposed to a retirement haven for the elderly and the young who are not confident enough they can win on the PGA Tour, we’re not name calling, we’re just creating adjectives to describe the LIV-lovers…….by the way, I don’t by or own anything Nike; I heard some of the sweat shops have air-conditioning now…..

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    Edit.. Aramco (saudi) is one of the biggest sponsors of the LPGA, no one complains.

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      Tom Edrington

      Not here in the US, CME is the biggest $$$ entity for the LPGA Tour, you’re thinking the LET, at least it is money from oil profits and NOT stealing money from an employee pension plan….

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      baxter cepeda

      I lost a post on this page a few days ago for not charging up. And maybe I’ll come back to it.

      But I just want to say to
      Forky when Tom starts hyphenating at his posters it’s a sign of respect.

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