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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 was wrong… I really cannot believe it…I really believed Phil would play.
    Your probably correct Phil doesn’t want to face the music. The PgA of America made it pretty clear they wanted him there. Whether he did it for himself or the pga, Phil got scared away.
    This saga makes the hair all over stand up.
    I really thought this was the right time for Lefty to play finally. At least the tough questions would be balanced by some about the high of last year.
    This is one sad day. Imo.
    I just really don’t like the stressful position these beloved players are in just for trying to bring new fortunes into the sport.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, I think SAD is the word here — Sad he’s not playing, sad he’s in this position. Things will only get worse if he defects and plays in London — it will only serve to tarnish a Hall of Fame career.

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