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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

    She’s definitely the queen of running to tell the media how hard she has been practicing; this week saying she had to stop practicing recently because her hands were bleeding. Forgive me but Eye roll.

    You know whom doesn’t tell everyone how hard they work:
    Every frikin Korean.

    Lexi truly is the most gifted athlete in women’s golf still. But her game doesn’t look like she has been putting in extra time in the things she needs to.

    Her short game is just ok.
    The putting is a little better but still a lot of dead Bubba putts with the odd crushed one, which is almost worst then Bubba.
    And that gouge wedge and iron game is still leaving commentators wondering when she will fix it.

    She also needs to lighten up. She was light this week, but the fact that it was worth mentioning by commentators means she still needs to work on that as well. She’s been thru tough times, but it’s time to move on…

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      Tom Edrington

      Lexi needs: Two weeks with Dave Pelz; Two weeks with Dave Stockton.

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        baxter cepeda

        Sorry but not Stockton imo. His style worked for him and some others but I’m still not sure about teaching elite players that technique.

        Lexi needs stricker who watched her in person this week. Really; with sTeve helping her she wouldn’t really need pelz either.

        Stricks has been dabbling in teaching. He could make himself a teaching legend if he improves Lexis small ball and she goes on to realize all that dominant potential.

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          Tom Edrington

          Not sure she’s ambitious enough to call him; As you mention Stricks, Jin Young Ko saw him working as on-course reporter, went up to him and spoke about putting for a second and said to Stricks: “You teach me?” Now there’s a player who knows how to get better, she can already putt circles around most of them and still wants to get better with Stricks checking her putting stroke.

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            baxter cepeda

            This is why I bug my kids everyday to watch golf. So they know who knows what out there.

            Didn’t know that about JYK. Makes sense. If stricker helps Ko putt even better…omg.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Thing is, she recognized Stricks, knew of his reputation with the putter and simply walked up to him…”You teach me?” The great ones always look for ways to improve…and if Lexi were honest with herself or if someone close to her would simply tell her like it is, perhaps she would get better from 100 yards in….

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