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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

    Hope there’s no lightning outside the dog house.
    Yes, rickie Fowler of all people pointed out they could have started earlier.
    But It’s also understandable.
    The strike happened almost 30 minutes after horns blew but few people showed urgency to get outta dodge.
    Even a while after the strike tv showed people still walking around In the rain.
    All golfers and golf fans need to learn a serious lesson from this.
    As for the tour Maybe instead of overthinking the competition formats, officials need to be a lot more prepared to escort people out quickly like they do at the Masters. Our young family of 5 was atop the bleachers left of 15 Monday at Augusta, and were probably the last people off the course, getting into a vehicle within 30 minutes of the buzzer.
    As always Augusta sets incredible standards. This is one all tours should strive to match.

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      Tom Edrington

      Great points, as always, Baxter, appreciate your insights!

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