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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


    Gardiner makes some good points regarding this “us or them” mentality of the status quo; seems not right on so many levels; From legally, to fair Competition, capitalism, and so forth.

    Golf bodies have steadily crept up players share, but they also arguably continue to get away with keeping too much of the pie for themselves.

    Dirty money or not these new suits raise the value of top golfers. And clearly the establishment doesn’t like it because every time this comes up they have to share more of that pie.

    Top Golfers need to keep listening to offers. They need to take a United stance against these expulsion threats.

    Now how this new organization will go from Westwood saying he may jump ship for a huge bounty, to many top players actually doing this, still seems insurmountable.

    No doubt this thing would not work with just a bunch of borderline senior tour players like Westwood.

    Personally the model they are proposing with this cheesy team concept is not something that will keep fans enthralled . Golf needs more alternate formats; but it does not need this giant gimmick.

    So while It’s still much ado about nothing; the more players like Westwood listen, the more the status quo has to share that proverbial pie. This is why these smart golfers listen. It Would foolish of them not to pay attention to this information.

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      Tom Edrington

      I can’t see any of these proposed leagues making it….one thing that all professional golfers have in common is that they WANT TO PLAY WHEN THEY WANT, WHERE THEY WANT…..this is too much structure, no world ranking points in an of itself is enough to squash these things.

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        baxter cepeda

        It’s a tough one for them for sure.
        They would need to edit their format more than the regular golf we have now.
        I would think eventually the world tank points would come.
        The whole thing is weird. But we know money talks.


          Tom Edrington

          The existing Tours can bring pressure to the keepers of the world ranking system, no doubt, to shut out this upstart effort.

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