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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

    Finally Kokrak!

    I almost gave up on this guy winning on the pga tour.
    He was quietly one of the best never to win on tour. But eventually with more and more hot shots entering the fray it only gets harder and harder.

    What a blessing to get shadow creek knowing it better than most. Same reason I think tiger will win next week at Sherwood.

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      Tom Edrington

      All you have to do is look at that VERY IMPORTANT stat — led the field in putting…..it’s a place he’s never been! Just shows how important the flat stick is…

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        baxter cepeda

        Kokrak had played shadow creek plenty of times as an MGM ambassador. That was addressed all week; but they never have a number. After winning He said something like that he knows the course well enough by now. His course experience was huge, especially on the greens. You could see he had local knowledge over the other guys.

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          Tom Edrington

          Has probably played it 20 times, at least.

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