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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

    Really sad about the Deer.

    Curious how the PgA Tour replaces the event. Hopefully something unique and fun.

    But why hide this Tony on Sergio story ?

    Jacklin is at that age already?
    But he is wrong.
    Sergio has underachieved some — tiger had a lot to do with that. But Garcia has also achieved a lot.

    Like Michelle West Wie Sergio is a victim of peoples unrealistic expectations during the Tiger era.

    Jacklin mentions no one has everything. Exactly. There are no guarantees.

    Sergio should be judged on his accomplishments, which include a Masters; not what he has not accomplished.

    Sergio can play his best golf in the next decade. Garcias mind is the best it has been since the 90s. He is still a master in this game.

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      Tom Edrington

      Hey, we’re all underachievers in some way shape or form; We are all capable of more; Jack should have won 25 majors; Yes, there are over-achievers but when we say “underachieving” its usually a commentary on someone who had enormous talent but didn’t make the sacrifices necessary to put it to use……best story on that, young Tiger Woods walking through players lounge, John Daly drinking with some others and Daly says to Tiger: “Where you going?” to which Tiger responds: “Out to the range, John, I don’t have your talent…” end of story…

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        baxter cepeda

        I know that story. Ironically When John turned 50 it was popular, somehow used to show Daly had his life more together than Tiger (when injured).

        Sergio is more like tiger that Daly. Sergio has sacrificed plenty. Worked hard. He has just played in a tough era and his emotion haVe not helped him at times. But he has continued to bounce back, cementing his resilience the day he won Masters champ.

        Some would say Tiger has underachieved because he should have blown by 18 by now.

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          Tom Edrington

          Can’t dumb Tiger and underachiever with all those tour wins; Majors are darn hard to win, look at all Jack’s second and thirds….

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            Tom Edrington

            That should read “Dub”

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