John Daly: Too Fat, Too Old, Too Unhealthy To Walk At PGA | 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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    phuketkenny

    Oh, come in Tom, why don’t you tell us what you really think?

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      Tom Edrington

      And the Blob will be driving his cart on a wet golf course, making tire tracks…..PGA needs to get with it…

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    baxter cepeda

    Past champions should play as long as they like, even wish the Masters wasn’t coaxing guys to retire. Little kids seeing the legends play majors is part of the beauty of golf.

    But this JD situation is ridiculous. Embarrassing even.

    First, I believe Casey Martin had a case.
    JDs only case is in his belly.

    I’m increasingly at odds with the pga.
    I already shared my junior league take.
    Where we live the pga runs their junior pga qualifier in this wired wAy:
    The kids are already competing in a pricey (but well worth) 2 day img jr worlds qualifier (not pga); then the pga count that second day as the first day of their two day qualifying event.

    But here’s the thing: the pga charges $150 for that 1 extra day of golf at the local level.
    Btw Many of the age groups in this qualifier don’t advance anywhere but still get charged the same. Also, the girls who advance need to choose between the junior pga and Img, last year the girl chose IMG.
    Previous years Many families did not even partake in our local pga event, and that’s when it cost $100. Despite the low numbers our pga raised the price 50%.
    I mean cmon; all That revenue and these are their prices for their grow the game initiatives.

    And now this with JD, which seems like a money move more than a progressive one.

    Golf is slow and has other problems but the biggest issue is money. The golf world could use the pga being a little less concerned with it.

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      Tom Edrington

      The PGA has inherited the Greed gene from the PGA Tour and the USGA. As for Daly, he was going to use the ADA as a basis to sue if he wasn’t given a cart….

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        baxter cepeda

        Call that bluff.
        Love tigers take:
        That he walked on a broken leg.

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          Tom Edrington

          Daly is a fat slob….I’m sure he’s pushing 350, his cart may get stuck in the mud somewhere…

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