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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 think tiger has genuinely realized those long trips are season destroyers, especially for him. Because man For 3$ million to play golf 4 days…I don’t care whom you are and what’s going on there…sign me up.
    As for Phil, cannot blame him for taking the money from a shady place, but Lefty missing Phoenix is just sacrilegious.

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      Tom Edrington

      Lefty doesn’t need the money and is keenly aware of the ethical/political implications, moreso than Brooks of DJ, who probably don’t read much of anything.

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        baxter cepeda

        Yea understood but I still think the fact that lefty is skipping WM is the biggest mistake. A lot of governments do very wrong things…if not all.
        But the people, The masses, will be missing their beloved leader at golfs biggest party. That’s kinda sad.

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          Tom Edrington

          Agreed, Phil’s been there 30 times and 27 straight….the streak ends, sadly.

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