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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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    Hi Tom,

    I am waiting for mine to arrive–my mailman is a jerk, probably hiding it from me for a couple of extra days knowing i am waiting for it with baited breath. Oh well maybe tomorrow………………..

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      Tom Edrington

      Would LOVE to be a “non-participating” invitee……I know Vinnie Giles has been one of those forever…..

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    yes, i saw him play the par 3 when i was at the masters–no kidding on that one—also saw the late jack fleck play the par 3. You know they now do not say every major champion for life can play the par 3 its reserved to masters champs only. bad rule change.

    p.s.–a woman standing next to me remarked how did this old man get in the par 3(referring to Fleck) took me 30 seconds to explain…………he was playing with webb simpson and robert garrigus–two guys in their 20’s. ironically webb went on to win the open at olympic that summer–when fleck of course won his—love webb for playing with fleck and understanding why he was important to the game of golf…..great little known but true fact.

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      Tom Edrington

      Jack Fleck pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the history of golf when he won that U.S. Open.

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    now doubt but some would say Hogan helped him a bit. here is a subjective thought: what do tiger, jack and hogan share that almost no one else does?
    remember its subjective

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      Tom Edrington

      First, they all won the Grand Slam … Tiger and Jack shared bad backs, I’m sure Hogan had his ailments as well….other than that, I give up, what do they share?

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