Pete Dye's Passing Ends An Era Of Architectural Greatness | Dog Leg News

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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

    Like so many people I have been critical of Dye designs…evidence of what a genius he was. At times his courses seem unfair but they are not; they are just not so easy to decode.
    With so many course going obsolete Dye design prevents it from happening to his courses. He seemed to understand early on courses needed to be made psychologically tougher, not longer
    Or more excessively penal.
    Super special man and woman. They both will be missed but clearly will never be forgotten.

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      Tom Edrington

      Yes, a big loss…..he was the master of intimidating us simply by the way a hole appeared visually.

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