Harold Varner III: Why The PGA Tour Really Needs This Young Man - Dog Leg News

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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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    Mike S.

    Excellent story for a young man with solid values. Kudos to his parents and their guidance, but especially to him !!

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    Javid Parker

    This article is a racist piece. Athletes, coaches, or fans should not be singled out because of race. They should be singled out because of their abilities. If Blacks, Asians, or for that matter people from Mars are exceptional they will find a place on a professional team or a golf course,

    Let’s start talking about ability and not race.

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    stacy jones

    The ONLY thing the PGA tour needs is quality golfers to entertain the fans. Maybe Harold will be that person. At the very least, I’m sure he wont be a foul-mouthed, petulant. adulterous, attention-grabbing, classless individual like Tiger Woods.

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    Rick W

    Varner played good enough to earn a tour card. That’s nice but he needs to quit spitting while he’s playing. Especially on the tees and greens. How would he like to get someone else’s saliva on his hand teeing up a ball or marking.his ball on the green.

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      He should be told not to spit on the greens just the same as other golfers are told no exceptions. Just ask Bradley who had the same disgusting habit till he was told that is a no no.

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    John Melnick

    The fact that you are even speaking about race regarding a good golfer shows where the mentality lies. Far behind the times……….

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    Why is it necessary to highlight a new tour player simply because he is black?
    Leave him alone. He is not some rare insect under a glass jar to be stared at, as if he is some anomaly. Newsflash: Black people play golf!

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    We don’t need this Guy if He’s a Poster Child for First-Tee, Black Matters or any other PUT BLACKS FIRST PROGRAM !!!

    If it’s because it’s the story of a Man who is striving to better himself by the way of the PGA, I’m all for him !!!

    I’m sick and tired of pushing anybody over one-another !!! This is AMERICA and not some KIND of SOFT-SOCIALISM SOCIETY. This is not England, Canada, Russia or China ???


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