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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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4 Comments

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    FPPGA

    Dear Tom:

    We have Ryder Cup every week on the PGA tour…Frankly, I think it’s a needless along with the President Cup…However, I have never been a fan of team play in golf even back to my high school days…I could care less about the team, I wanted to be medalist at every match…

    Master’s in the fall…Good…No college or NFL will EVER trump the Master’s!

    Living in the San Francisco bay area for the last 69 years…Harding Park in November can be the best place on earth or dreadful…

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      Tom Edrington

      FP: Thanks for checking in, hope you are safe out there in ‘Frisco…….The Masters has always been my favorite major; I’m wondering to myself if, when they consider, would ANGC actually play in October knowing that they’d have just 6 months before the 2021 Masters? I’m with you on the team stuff; Golf is VERY individual, especially in the USA which is why they’ve been struggling in recent RC competition; Stay safe and don’t be a stranger to our “Comments” section!!

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    baxter cepeda

    It’s a mess alright. But we will get thru.

    The Ryder Cup could be in jeopardy, only because golf will need as many 150+ man fields as possible. But make no mistake because of lone rangers Tom and fppga; fans want the Ryder Cup over most anything but the majors.

    The Players and the organizations will need to decide what is most important, money or joy.
    Or will they?

    It is possible to hold multiple events at once. The pga tour does it some weeks but it could hold 3-4 events a week; making them a bit more regional. They can hold 2 opposite events the week of the Ryder Cup; which only needs 24 players; we know where Reed will be.

    They can even run another event or 2 opposite of the Masters; considering the Masters field is comprised of mostly the top 50 and a bunch of mostly ceremonial participants. This special field leaves hundreds of tour level players outside Augusta Nationals gates; all of which will be very ready to play any tour event.

    Obvio the tour doesn’t want to compete with itself but this could be a way to get events in, make some charity money; all those good things.

    As for the Masters I don’t care if the 20-21 masters end up being 3 months apart; hold the masters if at all possible…Please!

    Waiting a whole year for the Masters is tough. Waiting over a year and a half is that much worse. We deserve 2 Masters in less than 6 months after all this.

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      Tom Edrington

      First things first, Baxter, we need to get the country up and running after this virus is under control!!

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