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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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    Sorry to be an old grump, but I would recommend a zero tolerance policy for this stuff. You get flagged by a marshall for obnoxiousness and out you go, and your ticket is punched for the rest of the tournament as well. No appeals, no nonsense.

    And the club folks who are hosting are responsible – basically the threat is if it gets the least bit out of hand at your venue, kiss your chances of ever hosting another tournament other than your own member guest goodbye, period.

    The word would get out pretty quickly. This is a containable problem. I guess I’m not au courant with the need to establish your jerkdom everywhere, but golf needs those idiots like it needs seven hour rounds.

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      Tom Edrington

      I’m pretty sure the PGA, in all its greed let about 60,000 on the course, a small army couldn’t control those dorks….overserved and obnoxious…..I don’t think we’ll see another major at Bethpage anytime soon, Ryder Cup in 2024, all bets are off, crowds could go over the edge.

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    Can’t imagine what the rest of the world will think when this rude, obnoxious, rabble shows up for the Ryder Cup. Might be the end of the competition with these morons around

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      Tom Edrington

      I’m right with you on that one, I would fear for the safety of the European fans who show up.

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    Best thing to do is NEVER go back there for any majors. Those NY jerks made the fans in Philadelphia look mild in comparison. Great win by Brooks.

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      Tom Edrington

      100 percent agree…..makes us appreciate The Masters even more, doesn’t it?

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