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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

    No teammates ran out with champagne but how can you not be happy for Tony and his local girl wife?

    This was more about a mindset than putting technique. Tom mentions in the article about Finau wanting to prove he is a winner.

    Sometimes winning makes players not feel like winners, which to most people probably seems like a sad or terrible thing, but it absolutely couldn’t be a better thing.

    Now Tony really has something to be satisfied about, which to most people can seem like a great thing, but it absolutely couldn’t be a worst thing. Sometimes.

    This back to back is the sign Tony Finau is a multiple major winner type caliber player.

    He needs to remember Majors is the real legacy mission moving forward especially as pga tour/regular tour wins are diminished a bit for the time being.

    Not that he doesn’t need to continue to rack up more regular wins, but if he can continue this mentality —and actually really become a beautiful putter—which imo he has the composition to become a great putter—he can take this humble to riches story all the way.

    That is still quite a challenge. But he has already worked harder than most. What’s a little more?

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      Tom Edrington

      Old saying: A winner is a loser who keeps trying….

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        baxter cepeda

        Yea it took Jaime 20 minutes to get the line out.

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