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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

    How will the pga pan out?
    I wrote last week I was not sure about Tiger at the PgA after taking more rest than even your truly takes in a month.
    But Toms meteorology reporting changes things a a lot; as it’s well documented Tiger has been on site preparing.
    So tiger will have an advantage over guys like Brooks whom spent the week in Dallas.
    Nothing against Brooks, someone I really like and do not consider simply a bomber; but that pesky law of averages still has to be working against him in majors. Just ask Jordan.
    So aside from the Goat; I like Rickie whom should have the laws in his favor.
    Rickie has been so close in majors and his results this season are trending.
    Rickie is super due.
    Most importantly Fowler has a sublime putting stroke on a tour full of Hacker putters. If he can do his swashbuckling putting thing while keeping those big numbers off the card, it just might happen for the man in orange.
    Of course the latter is easier said than done as big numbers are Ricks kryptonite.

    Needless to say aside from Tiger riding momentum to 16; Rickie would be the second best story. I’m saying there’s a better chance the two best possible stories pan out over any other….but then again it’s so wide open it can even be CT Pan himself.

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      Tom Edrington

      CT Pan? Baxter, you sure know how to scare people!

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    Very much looking forward to a great weekend of golf at Bethpage, and maybe getting some real golf in myself!

    Cannot argue the analysis of the contenders. Great and very exciting to see Tiger back as a realistic top contender, and equally sad to see Jordan Speith have totally slipped off the radar screen.

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      Tom Edrington

      Soft course, scores might be lower than most anticipate!

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