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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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    Here’s an idea for Ryder Cup teams — If they live here (Austin, TX or anywhere in Florida), are married to an American, have a US state license plate on their car, they should play for us.

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      Tom Edrington

      A LOT of European players live in the US, many over in Jupiter, some at Lake Nona and Islesworth; Abraham Ancer has dual citizenship and I thought that the U.S. should claim him, would LOVE him on the US Ryder Cup team!!

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        baxter cepeda

        We probably would leave him out like Na for someone bigger whom will come up small on the greens.

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    Andrew Finlayson

    Every year (metaphorically speaking) the Euro Ryder Cup team is described as ‘underdogs’. The American team is always full of Major Champions, of stars, of the elite of the golfing crop.

    And each time, a team of decent players seems to beat a loose gaggle of ‘superstars’.

    Will be interesting to see what happens this time around.

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      Tom Edrington

      Great thoughts there Andrew, perfect description of what transpired in France in 2018.

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      baxter cepeda

      Most likely much of the same.
      Go USA !

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    baxter cepeda

    If I know the euros Ryder cup organizational greatness by now it will be an easy decision for them:
    Rose, Poulter and Sergio to go with the likely names Tom mentioned.
    It’s kinda sad not having Molly-wood but it’s possible fleetwood won’t play much himself due to form.

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      Tom Edrington

      Fleetwood hits it like a star, putts like a pig.

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        baxter cepeda

        He has a lot of company in men’s golf in that regard, which is why I feel the women putt better overall.


          Tom Edrington

          You only see the top women on TV, overall, down the line, men putt better

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