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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

    Cantlay s wedge shot at 16 still has me scratching my head, jts second on that hole also.
    But Cantlay shot on the par 3 15th was downright all the evidence of what a world class player he is.

    The balls third bounce gently hit the back edge of the hole at 15. It should have been a hole in one on a hole where simply hitting the green proves very tough.

    JT also went in the penalty area on that same par 3 chasing Cantlay.

    You get the feeling Cantlay is building enough reputation that even top of the top guys like JT and Rahm get out of their game forcing things against the Cali kid.

    I really enjoyed these last two tournaments on truly beautiful courses. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the pga tour has too many snoozer courses (for tv at least), which is inexcusable when there are so many fun to watch courses like Sherwood and Shadow Out there. The Shriners needs to just move to Shadow Creek; or play at that Hai Alai course on the strip.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: Problem with Shadow Creek is that there is no where for large numbers of people to walk; It was built to be exclusive, not for Tour events; the Tour, as part of its own greed, love to have events on its own tracks — those boring TPC courses; Like you, I enjoyed both events; Countdown to the Masters is ON!

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        baxter cepeda

        Yes shadow creek is unique in that way. It would definitely need to be a limited spectator event.

        As I’ve mentioned before I’m always lobbying 3 of our junior golf tours in our state to allow spectators, because they don’t.

        But the more I think about it the more I think any one junior tour should have a little it of everything: Spectator and no spectator events. Caddie and No caddies. No parent caddies. And so forth.

        And the Pga tour should be no different.

        Corona has taught us sometimes we really cannot have spectators, and it’s actually kind of cool for the television viewers, which at the end of the day is where the real money is made.

        To be able to have the players and the viewers enjoy a place like shadow creek, the sacrifice is no huge crowds. They can still have some crowds there. Just not huge ones.

        But with good planning they could have some very expensive, exclusive amenities at shadow creek; which can more than make up for lacking huge crowds.

        It could be a Masters of sorts; an exclusive special tix.

        The TPC thing is an issue. But the tour needs to see the product is so much better on some courses than others, regardless whom owns them. I’m not the hugest sawgrass fan but it is a good for tv course. For their own business sake, The
        Tour needs to renovate some of these tpcs they use or use other places. Imo.

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