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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

    It wasn’t a total disaster.
    Fox raised dollar numbers for golf coverage,
    Which should have lasting impact.
    Fox also innovated some things technologically.
    Joe sucked. No way around that. The man yells, which is fine for some sports. Not golf.
    I actually thought the Shark was solid and credible. Any network would take Norman, I’m guessing Fox was the only one willing to meet his price. Im not saying Norman was amazing but his departure only made the coverage than much worse. Imo.
    I’m not gonna lie I was getting a bit used to Fox golf despite its many flaws, simply because it was another perspective. I know what those nbc and cbs analysts are going to say before they say it.
    But again, Fox changed the numbers for the better; that’s never a bad thing.

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      Tom Edrington

      We’ll agree to disagree on that….FOX was hard to stomach at times…

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