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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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    Hi Tom,

    Going in to Sunday’s last round my four co-favorites were:

    Rory, wanted to see him get the Grand Slam done and go on a roll.

    Rickie, would have loved to see him grab that first major.

    Jordan, would have been great to see him grab a major and re-cement himself as a current “great”

    Patrick, I actually like the guy. He plays his heart out, and in a David Feherty interview and various other comments I’ve heard him make, I had no complaints about his attitude. He played with courage in winning, earned it, and was completely respectful of the moment after he won. I know he isn’t as popular as the first three, but I was just fine with him staking out his place as one of the top guns.

    I felt bad for all three of the other guys, who made great efforts and came up just a bit short. However, they all had their opportunity, and all will have many more. As Rickie said, that’s golf. The real beauty of it is how young and how good they all (and others) are. Lots of great golf to see in the years to come.

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      Tom Edrington

      A little more on Reed coming up in our final Masters post-mortem……was a real heel in college, not liked at all….his “me first” attitude translates well to professional golf, not so much to real life……..first time in a long, long time we’ve had a Masters champion who is estranged from his parents…..

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