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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

    I too am enjoying the atnt ceo amateur (takes up back to the old days).
    Pebble always stars thanks to the scenery but the real star in golf this week is the Vic Open Down Under Mate.
    We get two high level pro events in one. A couple spectacular tournament courses playing firm and fast with perfect greens.
    Equal purses.
    Yes, monterrey is amazing. I would probably play Augusta everyday but would much rather live on monterrey. So you got a point tom.
    But while we all get the purpose for these pro-ams, as weekday golf channel viewers wanting to simply watch some good golf, once again the pga tour is getting their tails kicked by the competition. The Vic is providing a better product…this despite monahan having Pebble on his side.
    Im not saying eliminate amateurs from pebble…just please stop showing their terrible games on tv so much.
    I literally felt my game regress yeayerday watching shot after shot from Tom.
    Not this tom, the show guy. I guess i would rather watch this Toms play, but not by much.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: I’ll have to differ on the Vic Open, a pure gathering of no-names in both fields, they say equal purses but from the lineups I can tell that they are VERY SMALL purses….PGA Tour will never dilute its product in this manner, the team event went its way, not enough quality depth on women’s tour to even make a team event interesting because once you get out of the top 10 the talent pool drops heavily in women’s golf…plus there would be a big language barrier to boot. I’ll take Spieth, Finau, Day and Mickelson over Wade Ormsby any day of the week.

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        baxter cepeda

        This vic is just getting warmed up. Its fun to watch golf jumping back and firth between men and women.
        I disagree about the drop-off in the womens game. The wimen ate deep and getting deeper faster than men. Imo.

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          Tom Edrington

          Baxter: No how, no way, no depth of talent on women’s tour….once you’re outside the top 20 they can’t break an egg…..

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            baxter cepeda

            Charly Hull is at 23.
            Yang 29
            Nordqvist 32.
            Wie 33
            Kerr 34
            Lincicome 37
            Yin 39
            Lindbergh 42
            Massin 43
            Olson 46
            Otoole 50
            Phatlun 51
            I could go on w various names all the way to 100. Like stacy at 60.
            But Ashok stands out at 99.
            Think about that : in a 100 woman event, ashok would be the lowest rated.

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