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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

    I kidded with my wife Sunday Phil was rushing to finish playing because he was anxious to get back in the booth.
    Even after he finished I added he looked like he was saying ‘I’ll be at the booth’ but he actually never went back to visit Nick and Jim.
    That’s because Phil is a sublime golfer whom belongs on the course playing pga tour events almost until he is 60.
    Sure Lefty came with all his material but he is far from the headset pro nick has become; not to mention peter and Gary, whom both should be brought back.
    Phil was needling Nick about his distance and this and that but nick in his charming way reminded Phil who’s ahead in the major wins Column, which seemed to quiet Phil down…at least for a bit.
    No doubt Phil should be a regular guest in booths, and someday he will be an analyst, but it will only be part time for at least another decade.
    Phil Looks and is playing great. The fact he wasn’t back there Sunday tells us that as much as he likes to talk golf with Nim Nantz, whom wouldn’t?, Phil knows he is long from ready to quit his day job. Lefty belongs in the course competing.

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      Tom Edrington

      Wonder how long before Lefty plays in the U.S. Senior Open?

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        baxter cepeda

        I would think very soon…
        it should be ASAP imo

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