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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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    baxter cepeda

    I forgot about the world ranking point thing. At least Xander has that going for him.
    What a mess. But I already wrote my peace in the other article.

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      Tom Edrington

      Fortunately, NO STROKES in the U.S. Open next week!!!!

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        baxter cepeda

        …or mulligans.

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    10 stroke head start goes along well with: starting college football overtime on your oponent’s 25 yd line and in baseball 10th inning getting a runner on 2nd base. It’s all crazy.

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      Tom Edrington

      Don’t know any golf purists who like a player getting shots before the first tee shot is struck…

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    Stupid article. DJ clearly played to the score he needed on Monday. You play the rules as they are laid out he won the tournament he played in.
    Scores would have been different in match play, different if everyone started even, different if he started 1 up, different if he started 1 down.
    You cannot fault him for strategically playing the tournament as it was defined.

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      Tom Edrington

      It’s no more stupid than giving the No. 1 player in the world 10 shots before everyone tees off. They can’t do match play, television doesn’t want a four hour broadcast with just two guys out there. Too much down time. Our “mulligan” suggestion was just emphasizing how ridiculous it is to “give” shots….

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      baxter cepeda

      Very true. DJ handles the lead he was given brilliantly. But that’s not what we are talking about. We are criticizing the format. Taking nothing away from DJ. He did what JT couldn’t do last year; handle.

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