The Evian: Can Jennifer Kupcho Make It Two Majors? - Dog Leg News

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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

    I was just thinking terrible unprecedented heat wave… but maybe finally some firm conditions?
    Nope. Never. Even global warming can’t help make this watered down non major.

    It’s so ironic on a weekend with the mind so much on the the usga —the no parent caddie and no carts despite physician notes and who provide golf ignorant local caddie kids and provide range finder mis-explanations and all the even bigger stuff everyone else complains about organization— now ran by Mike Whan, here comes the non major started by Whan while at the lpga.

    Whan could do no wrong at the lpga, but he actually found one big wrong thing in naming this relatively nice yet travel inconvenient tournament a major. Not to mention the fact that it’s not at a major type venue under any measure. So much so that some top players have skipped it as a major. If that doesn’t say non major what does?

    Golf is best with 4 majors.

    Both the lpga tour and champions tour have legitimately diminished the value of the majors by adding a fifth.

    Even the closest golf followers will struggle to remember the 5 majors in both those tours. History aside 4 is just the magic number for the majors concept. Please please please stop calling this a major. If Evian wants out at this point it’s their loss. The lpga is going nowhere but up with or without Evian.

    Whans value at the usga has already. Whim with promedica but the challenges will be much harder for Whan considering many of the usgas deficiencies seem out of even the main mans scope to change.


    It is looking more and more like Kupchos year. Inevitably Tom will be crowing her the best for hears and years to come only to fall to some little issue and before you know it a whole other player or players are in that role.

    She’s a great player. And can win the French (at least that kinda sounds like a major). But I’ll take the field and probably a few other individuals, maybe all the Lees and kos and parks over kupchos.

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      Tom Edrington

      I call it the major bought by water — Evian!!! I’m not a big fan of this course either…

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