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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

    Doing the right thing is so difficult.

    It was more fascinating watching the commissioner of golf yesterday than any player or official in the world of sports. Who knew Monahan could be must see tv.

    First Criticizing anyone right now is difficult because no one, no commissioner, is an expert at this. But our favorite sports commissioner sure opened himself up for some second guessing.

    Some of the PGA Tours logic made sense to golfers, especially those hoping to see golf as the only reprieve Left in sports. But in this social media PC world, where literally everyone is in a race to do the right thing and the rest are critics, this was always a bad idea.

    The other reasonable reason for pushing forward with PGA Tour golf is charity. Most sports only need to worry about their bottom line. The pga tour on the other hand already has warned its charities yesterday that no spectators means less moneys.

    No TV will be a huge disaster to many charities depending on the tour. Our first tee chapter is glad out local pga tour event already occurred because Our Super tiny budget depends on that money.

    Monahans efforts to keep golf going are personally much appreciated. But the tour needs to address being basically last to do the right thing. Swifter action would have helped golfs reputation for being out of touch.

    But that’s not important. What matters is Protecting people ASAP is always the rightest thing to do.

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      Tom Edrington

      Because of the MASSIVE amounts of money the tour has, it should write a check to each site to be distributed to charities; I’m betting locals will still come through, the wealthy guys who pay the big bucs to play in the pro-ams may just say “keep it.”

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        baxter cepeda

        Yea. Hopefully.
        I trust The tour and it’s donors will do their best to continue giving but it’s reasonable to not give quite as much. Charities need to tighten their belts a little like everyone else right now.

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