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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

    It’s interesting how the Olympics makes some no names from the host country do some incredible things but sometimes the big stars can falter under the pressure of playing at home.

    Hideki will no doubt be in his own little spectrum but still, can he handle all the attention? It’s going to be a challenge.

    Btw not sure why Rham is out…what happened there?

    With 60+ recordings on the dvr (many of which are repeats of the same events over and over) I’m on a tape delay that is days long now. So I’m missing some things.

    I did hear Biles jumped on the mental instability bandwagon because (newsflash) people have opinions on the performances of sports biggest stars in the biggest competitions.

    Who knew?

    anyhow …

    I can see ‘my golfer’ JT get it done. Of course it could be morikawa also. And you know PReed hon a be ready to go. Let’s seeep this podium baby.

    Regardless if it’s US, the home team, the military boys from Korea, once golf starts it will no doubt no longer be a chronological crapshoot of what is on the dvr for me…it will be the golf. It will be nice to get away from the ADD coverage and be able to focus a little bit.

    Go USA!

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      Tom Edrington

      Don’t get me started on Biles; Gymnastics is pure child abuse with the severe impacts, she’s burnt out at age 24, NBC put tons of pressure on her, making her the face of their ads; At least Michelle Wie’s body didn’t give out until she was in her late 20s….as for the Gold in Golf, Morikawa is the favorite based on recent form; Hideki a huge factor due to local knowledge of the course, which they say is in spectacular shape.

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