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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

    Charles has more experience than Peyton and Curry. I’m fact he’s been playing golf since before steph was born.

    Pretty disappointing they are calling this a ‘the match’ when tiger is not there. We should have gotten our trilogy before tiger and Phil start to bow out of these.

    I just want to see tiger and Phil go at it. Peanut galleries are great, fillers, teammates, but those two are ‘the match.’

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      Tom Edrington

      I’m going to write something before that match…something to the tune of “Things We’d Rather Do Than Watch Charles Barkley Play Golf” I’d say one on the list is “get water-boarded”

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        baxter cepeda

        I enjoy chuck. It’s gonna be hilarious where he puts Phil. I don’t think they have much of a chance against a quarterback and a bball guard. I really don’t.

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          Tom Edrington

          Simply depends on Phil, he can light it up but with modified alternate shot, he’s going to HAVE to play some Charles Barkley shots, obvious there’s little chance of playing one of Chuck’s drives so on those second shots, Barkley simply needs to avoid hitting it where it’s unplayable — Phil can get a LOT of stuff up and down, as we’ve come to expect…..one thing I can tell you is that after you watch Barkley’s swing, it will make you feel a whole lot better about your own game!

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            baxter cepeda

            I think if Barkley puts a tee shot in play and Phil can reach the green from there, so say inside 300 for the approach, it would be wise for Phil to hit the approach and leave the first putt or chip to chuck.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Assuming Chuck can hit a drive in play is an assumption I’d never make!

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