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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

    So much to digest.
    First, it’s funny that Kuch is a mooch but he is more than willing to play for just a medal. Kuchar is smart enough to know the real value of a medal. Aside from symbolic value a gold medal could easily mean millions in endorsements and other opportunities.
    Can anyone Remember Off hand who won the Fed Ex 4 years ago? I can’t. But Mist golf fans know exactly who the 6 medal winners were in Rio.
    The fed ex cup starts 11 whole days after the Olympics end. There is more than enough time. It’s very arguable that the Olympics may polish players up for the playoffs. I would bet an Olympian will win the Shipping cup.
    The good news is if the bash brothers tap out, it opens up potential spots for some of the most popular Americans, including Tiger and Rickie.
    I guess DJ can spend the time reading some Golf Digest, assuming…never mind.

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      Tom Edrington

      I didn’t see Justin Rose picking up any big deals after the Olympic victory……Rickie Fowler still gets all the deals and all he has are some Olympic rings tattooed on his arm!!

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    I think this picture (is that Paulina?) tells a thousand words about what seems to be a prevailing attitude among many of the big guns on Tour.

    Don’t mean to be too judgmental. If I were 28 something, had an 8 figure net worth and more dollars chasing me than I could count, so many options, and a tour full of hungry and talented young guns showing up to try to kick me off the hill every week, I can’t honestly say how driven I would be to get up every morning and hit the practice tee.

    Gary Player said he spent 2+ hours in the sand every day to kick his practice off. Times have surely changed.

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      Tom Edrington

      RM: That’s why I chose that pic…..you are spot on, sir…..thanks for checking in!

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