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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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    Hi Tom,

    did tiger show you anything that makes you seriously feel he is ready to win? come on he is not close to winning…….am i the only one—he played well but well is never going to be good enough anymore on tour–you must excel……and then finish……golf channel continues to subordinate to him and philly–stop it…………to win you must be on all facets of your game and then the way 14 round “veteran” Sam Burns beat him head to head sunday…….i guess he still intimidates???
    thank you as my predictions continue……….
    yours truly,

    robert J geismar
    master predictor

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      Tom Edrington

      Bob: I thought Tiger showed a lot considering it was just his second round back…..I want to see how he does at Bay Hill before I pass more serious opinions on his game. Because he knows how to play Augusta National properly, he can play well there, don’t think he can win but he can make his presence known….I see he’s already jumped to 16-1 in the odds, tied with Rickie Fowler.

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        he did show a lot but not even close to winning form—the pundits that exaggerate his proficiency are not realistic–bay hill is another test for him and as far as augusta—he should play well there also but the kids are so solid–the thing here is that no one fears him they are beyond that even i believe at augusta….when jack won in 1986–Kite, norman and seve all choked like dogs on a bone..those days are over–by the way isn’t that amazing to think about it–three future hall of famers choking? five weeks away. i can wait because march madness is coming and its my favorite—i love the tournament!!!


          Tom Edrington

          Bob, agreed, agreed and agreed. I’m glad golf goes over to NBC, they don’t stick it behind a college basketball game and basketball games always run late it takes a half hour to play the last 5 minutes.

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    Powers that be need to squash the crappy fan behavior immediately and decisively. I get the whole need to grow the game thing but golf doesn’t need to kowtow to drunken idiots to survive. A few rotten apples screw it up for the vast normal majority. Just do it.

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      Tom Edrington

      Glad it’s not my imagination!

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    Ya some of the fans have turned turned into idiots. To tell JT to hit it in the water just before he tees off is WAY out of line. That guy deservesd to be kicked out. You don’t (plant) a seed like that before someone hits a shot not even to ur buddy.. People who play serious golf try and block the trouble out. That pisses me off even.. The PGA should try and dosomething

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      Tom Edrington

      Sadly, not much has been done, I know they’re adding extra security for Tiger this week.

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    Keep the party at Phoebux. That tourney it is expected to be rowdy. But still not rudeness directed at the players .

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