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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

    Big question with Rickie is will it fire him up to play better or to make even more commercials?

    Considering another bunch of reasons not to attend, arguably even more reasons than the Zika fear and what’s golf? In Rio, The Tokyo Olympics will have a nice men’s golf field.

    I would say a few more big names passed (and some aren’t exactly big). Probably most disappointed Sergio passed. A few of the alternates are more exciting than the players whom passed; such as England. I’ll take Tommy and Paul Casey. I like what the Aussies will have. The Americans are solid.

    It’s nice the number 1 player in the world Mr Rham will be there. And Rory will be there. All good things.

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      Tom Edrington

      One of the complaints from players is that they are isolated and are unable to attend any events in other sports and no family or friends can attend….

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        baxter cepeda

        Those are major reasons not to attend but still despite that and how spoiled some golfers are there is still a nice list of 60 golfers more than willing. And why wouldn’t they want to be Olympians and possibly medalists.

        I for one watch golf everyday but cannot remember anything from 5 years ago but I know exactly who the men and women who won the 6 golf medals in Rio.

        And I remember all the snobs who didn’t show up. Some are redeeming themselves and others showing once again what spoiled brats they can be…too important to represent their Country 4 days every 4 years. Those boys give golf such a bad name. It’s a serious shame. Imo.

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    juande

    I have another team for you, and try to remember this post: Chile, with Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira!

    Juan de Dios

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      Tom Edrington

      So very familiar with Joaquin, he was supposed to come to school here in Tampa at the University of South Florida as a member of the golf team; As things worked out, it was good that he turned pro instead; Joaquin has a LOT of game….but if I’m not mistaken, there’s no team competition, only individual medals but I’ll keep an eye on both of the, Juan…thanks for checking in and giving props to Team Chile!

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        baxter cepeda

        No team but their still a team.

        Will be interesting to learn more about Mito and other lesser know Olympic golfers. For a while those no names golfers in the Olympics will be bigger stars than DJ and other big names of golf.

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