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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

    Sergio is one of my favorites, but it seems he deserves a stiffer penalty. Sergio is happier these days but not enough to overcome the crankiness from the jet lag chasing events in the middle east. We know those boys pay big but we also know those trips come with a price.

    Everyone loves slugger white, as a bit of a rules official I pointed him out to the fam at the Sony as the star of rules officials.
    But he and all top level rules officials really need to start getting called out for negligence.
    They took away call ins cause these guys dont want to watch their own coverage and dont want to be called out.
    But then slugger says they watched this weeks video many times…and the pga tour still concluded that it was a penalty?!
    Yes the pga tour did appear less gutless with their rules fopaw but mind you its a lot easier to punish a nobody in an early round than chinas best player ever in a heated battle with a former number 1 in an already controversial first event in saudi arabia.
    Its really not that hard.
    The caddie rule really does not need clarification, simply smarter interpreters.
    I truly believe tom and i could run rules better for both top mens tours and the womens tour on our own better.
    These guys stink.

    I said it when it happened and ill say it again, so many great ballstrikers whom cannot putt will continue moving to anchoring against the forearm and will immediately and unfairly improve results as a result.
    The point of anchoring is to eliminate wrists and the still legal kuch system allows this to happen, or not happen.
    So heres a typical round with bombers. They gain unfair distance with todays tech, rarely deal with hazards where they drive it because courses were not designed for such length, and once on the green these players can avoid the consequences of shaky, nervy wrists.

    Tha usga truly does a good job with in course rules imo. The players and rules officials are literally not doing their jobs well enough. I mean literally my daughters at 8 could handle rules better than the pros. Jordan spieth is on record saying he never opened that book.
    That’s just Embarrasing. Many tour players do not even know how to argue and defend themselves.
    Its just unvelievable to me.
    Sorry for writing too long tom.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, no worries, glad you could expound…..this past week gave us a lot of thing about, didn’t it??

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