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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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    baxter cepeda

    This senior finish was exciting but what a crushing end with that water ball from Big John.
    Not sure how 9 iron from 140 wasn’t enough by almost 20 yards, especially one of the strongest hitters ever, following a marvelous drive, but that’s what happened.
    All you can say is that’s golf.

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      Tom Edrington

      That’s called a big gust of wind…..

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        baxter cepeda

        I don’t think nerves played any part ?

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          Tom Edrington

          If you’re not nervous, then you don’t care, that’s what Jack (Nicklaus) always said……I remember when I caddied for Hal at the 1981 US Open, you talk about nervous, paired with Jack and Hale, finally after the third hole I asked Jack to say something to Hal, made my request away from everyone else…….on the next tee box, Jack put his hand on Hal’s shoulder and said: “Hal, I’m just as nervous as you — but I’ve got 20 years of experience that helps me handle it….”

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            baxter cepeda

            Good story, and all true. Hard to argue with Jack.
            The point is JDs water ball was more nerves than wind. Imo.
            Tour players learn to deal with nerves but we also know nerves come back later in life. That seemed like JDs case because That was not a lot of wind.

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