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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

    A lot is being made that this is yet another ‘kardashian award’ from elite golf; rewarding ricks social media prowess.
    But rickie Fowler is a man with top 5s in all 4 majors in one season. He has a 3rd or better in all 4 majors including a second place at the Masters.
    Regardless of Twitter; Fowler has earned this “special invitation” on the golf course.
    Gotta assume they asked him first if they should give it to him…if he is close.
    Imo Rickie will make the pga of America look good for this pass…at least not embarrass them.

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      Tom Edrington

      Sadly, Rickie’s in one heckuva slump, to be outside the top 100 with his talent shows something isn’t right. He’s not playing a lot, should have been at Valspar, close to home; Wanna see how he performs in Charlotte next week. By the way, based on the talk among the site out there, Tiger’s a cinch for the $8 million first place money in the “beauty contest”

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        baxter cepeda

        Rickies swing work has gotten too complicated. And has only led to problems in other areas.

        Per a Golf.com article may 2020 featuring his work with tillery after the Taylor made charity event:
        Rickie already had his hands inside the club head early in the takeaway but tillery has him doing that weird club head head way outside the hands going back.

        Fowler is still flatter than most at the top which is nice to still see some Rickie.

        I’m no tillery or butch but IMO his impact position before tillery was better; as in when butch primarily had his eyes on him.

        Everyone seemed optimistic last May after having worked a lot during quarantine. But here we are 1 whole year after that first charity event for rona; and the fine tuning continues.

        Assuming butch would still let Rickie visit him in Vegas; Rickie needs see the goat and be left alone. Or like spieth and McCormick, visit butch with this guy tillery.

        These coaches truly have the most to learn from butch; especially about working with unique talent like Rickie.

        Imo

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          Tom Edrington

          And most important, Rickie’s putting used to be great, now it stinks and that’s a formula for tumbling in the world rankings….

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            baxter cepeda

            Its reasonable if he gets his swing back like bagger Vance his sweet stroke will come back too.

          2. Tom Edrington

            I like it Baxter, you’re summoning the “magical caddie” to bring Rickie back…..good luck with that!

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