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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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4 Comments

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    purtz67

    Hey Tom.. thanks for the shout out..I couldn’t agree with you more.. I shouldn’t of played, I certainly didn’t think I was going to play that poorly.. I had tendinitis in my right forearm and I should of stopped sooner but since we were in a twosome I didn’t want Keith to play by himself. I know.. bad idea..won’t happen again..

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      Tom Edrington

      I’m with ‘ya Purtz…..I’ve got you by two years…..nowdays I abide by the line from the old Dirty Harry movie: “A man’s got to know his limitations…” We’ve all got ’em..

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      baxter cepeda

      Kudos for owning up. But imo you did nothing wrong. Someone gave you and invite and you believed in yourself. Bad day at the office but you clearly have had enough good days to earn a few bad ones.

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        Tom Edrington

        Loved Purtz back in the day, one of the best golf swings ever, if he had been a really good putter would have won a BUNCH!

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