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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

    I thought Cantlay could have hit it closer from the bunker in the playoff if he opened the face more and slapped that club under that ball more. I feel like my last 2 plugged balls were handled better than that —no pun intended.

    It’s unbelievable what Jordan did putting the way he did. And forcing himself to hit a professional slices, as Faldo might call them.

    Spieth is such a master. He really is.

    His longer putts Jordan looks as confident as ever but he just isn’t making as many. His shorter putts he looks shaky as ever and he really isn’t making as many.

    But he won.

    And it wasn’t like he beat chop liver. He beat a good field on a you gotta earn it Course. You gotta do it all at Hilton head. Be accurate but also hit recoveries from the trees. You gotta scramble well and usually cash in those putts is key.

    Jordan did step up with his old faithful on 18. He took advantage of narrowly avoiding the bunker to make one of the most clutch putts of the season.

    Maybe that roll jump starts the putter.

    Considering what Jordan did Without the putter working, let’s just say things may get a bit tougher for Scottie Sheffler if the fellow Texans putter wakes up.

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      baxter cepeda

      Scheffler *

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: Not sure I’d be giving the reigning FedEx Cup champion and Player Of The Year golf tips.

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        baxter cepeda

        You got a point. And I’m not. I get he pretty much does everything by the book and usually that’s what happens with those lies.
        Again Pat is the most classic golfer in golf. But at that point he had to be more brave. I don’t buy that bunker shot had no chance to be close.
        He could have taken more of a chance
        With a more open face. It could have easily turned into a disaster.


          baxter cepeda

          But i guess We won’t go into his course management following Jordan in the bunker then.


            Tom Edrington

            Cantlay took a risk, he was trying to hit it close with the 9-iron, a gust caught it mid-air…..the hole that Jordy botched on Saturday, rewarded him on Sunday.

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    baxter cepeda

    Yesterday playing with the boys—and by boys I mean men your age— on a 100 yards big Down hill par 3 playing into a strong wind, 3 of us playing together had balls fall out of the sky into a deep front bunker … no one adjusted… I went second. Never learned. Loved the shot in the air before being shocked and awed. But I should have known.
    But that’s when I hit the most beautiful completely buried ball out of a 6 foot deep bunker with heavy wet sand. Almost got it to catch a slope and go right by the hole but it just rolled off the back and had to grind for bogey.
    But For Pat it was a Classic match play scenario. Opponent in the bunker. U go anywhere but there. And once the opponent knocks it close from the sand, you have to take a better chance to match him.

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