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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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    These are the discussions of hundreds of grill rooms cross country. FWIW, I think it would be extremely difficult mentally to reached the very top of a very steep pyramid at such a young age, and then, for no definable reason that you can see – you are no longer the top gun. In fact you may not even be among the acknowledged top guns anymore as perceived by the press and your peers, not to mention millions of fans.

    I’m pulling hard for him to bounce back. He is one of the guys who when I check the score, I always have the hope that he will be high on the leaderboard. I know he is trying to stay positive, but I also think getting out of the rut has to be way harder than those guys make the game look on TV. Hang in, Jordan!

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      Tom Edrington

      Jordy sure gave it a run down the stretch on Friday, trying to make the cut, missed a 10-footer at 17 that would have been the difference…..tough to go from winning majors and a FedEx title to struggling to make the cut…..I’m with you, hope he gets it together….wouldn’t be surprised to see him contend at The Masters.

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