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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

    Leftys comments did not seem like Whining to me as much as honesty. It was a true assessment of what happened. I would still consider Phil for the next Ryder Cup because it will be on US soil, therefore not so much grass over the soil.
    Phil belonged on the team but Jim missised him epically poorly. You almost cannot blame phil, hard for any athlete to be the voice of reason. But bybthe second day Leftynalmost had to be by showing he was OK being benched.
    Again I am bot a blame the captain guys but Jim, Jim, Jim… enjoying the early upoer hand cap made such an obvious mistake playing Phil in Foursomes, which seemed to have much greater impact than just the one point.
    This team had no plan.
    As for the PPv event, Just wish it was free on Tv. I would definetely watch over football. I wont even pay for Tyson v Ali so paying for golf seems unlikely.

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      Tom Edrington

      Mickelson is supposed to be professional — as the Marines say: “Adapt, Improvise”…….never want to see Lefty on another Ryder Cup team, period. This guy threw Tom Watson under the bus, if you recall……it is the pure definition of “Whining”……if you have rough, I’m taking my clubs and going home…!!

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        baxter cepeda

        I think we can all agree Lefty has less chance of competing as a 52 year old in Italy than he does as a 54 year old at Bethpage.

        For me if he does anything in the next 2 years Lefty still belongs at Whistling Straits in 2020 — but only if the captain promises to play him one 4ball session and singles only.


          Tom Edrington

          With all the young talent coming on, I don’t see him there at all except as a vice captain.

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    For future Ryder Cups, Phil and Tiger need to be vice-Captains, not players. The game has passed them by, just looking at Tiger’s record alone – – that should be enough to keep him off future Cup teams.

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      Tom Edrington

      GREAT observation Jimmy, couldn’t agree with you more!

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