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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

    Extremely scary tale from Reed.

    I appreciate he shared this latest news because hearing double pneumonia the obvious question is how?

    Of course COVID crosses everyone’s mind but no mention.

    Now that we know that it was the ‘ol nasty Rona and that he IS vaccinated I kinda wish we didn’t know any of this.

    But the show must go on….

    And the Ryder cup would not be quite the same show — golf husbands of the pga tour —without captain America.

    But he should also be there because he is one of the best players. A big time winner.

    Recent results matter but wins, contending/winning majors and a positive Ryder cup record is what really matters in determining who will be clutch at the Ryder cup. Even old US Am wins matter more than recent success. A player like Reed getting a bunch of top 20s and 30s is good enough.

    The fact Reed is showing such passion by just playing this week is reason enough.

    Like Lefty, Captain America should be in as a player; if not sticker might need to get a bigger table for meetings with his assistant coaches.

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      Tom Edrington

      Lefty’s out; Not sure how it’s going to play out on Wednesday but I’d say Finau’s a lock, Schauffele’s a lock, Spieth’s a lock — that leaves three more and if you have three guys playing a LOT better than Reed the past three weeks — well, it wouldn’t shock me if Reed wasn’t picked.

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        baxter cepeda

        No shocks for Reed or lefty not playing. But again IMO players can have all the form in the world. But if they are not familiar with winning at the highest level, they will struggle to win Ryder cup matches. We see it all the time. I put my trust in proven winners over a career.

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          Tom Edrington

          Baxter, Lefty’s an assistant captain, he’s out; There’s a spot for Reed but then comes the age-old question as to who will play with him. If I’m Stricker, I’m calling Reed and telling he’s a captain’s pick with two conditions: 1. No bitching about who you are paired with. 2. Keep your mouth shut if you’re not happy with your playing partner.

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            baxter cepeda

            1 and 2 on your list are like the same thing.

            Reed was right about the pairings in France. He really wanted to play with tiger but realized he belonged with JOrdan and JT with tiger.

            Reed was just one small part of a mess of an American squad in Paris. By the end your boo brooks and his old BFF DJ were reportedly at fisticuffs; they denied it but the proof is in the pudding.

            There’s a few guys who will play with him. Maybe Bryson since their the two BAD boys. They could come out to the song.

            Btw I realize Phil is out.

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