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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

    Yes of course Phil will do some broadcasting but a man can only be in one place at a time.

    We also know he will continue playing on the pga tour and could be the most dominant senior tour player ever.

    Lefty did not dominate in the booth. He was fine rapid firing his best material when he’s been in the booth. But Faldo, the established pro he has become, kind of dominated Phil. And let’s not forget the Englishman has 6, uno mas then the So Cal kid.

    That being said of course casual viewers prefer Phil over Paul Azinger, who is pretty great himself, and Nick.

    But I do not see Phil leaving his major tee times on the table to sit at a table calling golf all the time. I do not see Phil leaving all those Tuesday money games on the table. I do not see Phil not enjoying dominating the champions tour.

    Phil will do some broadcasting and he will get paid extremely well when he does. But for the next decade there will be only be some broadcasting; post round visits and extra work after missed cuts.

    Zinger and Sir Nick can rest easy.

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      Tom Edrington

      Hmmmmm, so Steve Loy is making all those calls just for the heck of it….?

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        baxter cepeda

        I didn’t say that.

        Loy said in 1 to 2 years we will see Phil on air more. That definitely doesn’t sound like he’s going to anchor himself somewhere; as Faldo and Azinger have.
        Those guys play sometimes.
        Phil’s going to keep playing mostly. He will sable for a decade and Someday after phil turns 60 he may likely anchor himself somewhere; that’s my guess. But even then I don’t see Phil grinding away full time behind a mic.

        #lefty has to play baby.

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          Tom Edrington

          Here’s one for you Baxter: Next week’s WGC event will mark the first time since they started these WGC events that neither Tiger nor Phil will be in the field.

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            baxter cepeda

            Times are a changin’. But at the same time the more they change; Tiger is qualified.

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