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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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    baxter cepeda

    Not surprised Mr Nicklaus’ team did the right thing.
    Another discussed difference is no shakes week one. I want a shake u gotta make the memorial.

    I am just so grateful for all of The Golden Bears contributions to the game. He continues growing in everything he does.

    What a role model!

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      Tom Edrington

      Been proud to know Jack and Barbara and the rest of the family since the mid-70s…

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        baxter cepeda

        I will never forget meeting Barbara at the Masters Par 3 contest.


          Tom Edrington

          Once she meets you, she will remember your name if she runs into you again…took a memory course after their first year on tour because the second year out, people would come up to her with the old “Hi, remember me?” worst thing you can do to someone — she took a memory course after that and to this day is simply amazing…


            baxter cepeda

            My brain would literally explode if that happened. I wouldn’t expect her to remember. Even thou it was a nice one on one for a minute, it was just a minute.
            She really is extraordinary; like meting Ghandi or something. Gonna be a great 2 weeks at the Nicklaus’.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Next time I see Barbara I’ll be sure to tell her you compared her to Ghandi!

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