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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

    So i cared enough to watch.
    Tiger was most obvious. Not because of the outside sources but because of the locker room, which is what Ernie meant. Tiger is the needle but this event is solid sans him, regardless of the US dominance or anything else. It’s a great event. It’s not the Ryder Cup but eventually it will be.

    Reed was the most pleasing pick. Tiger clearly believes in Reed, especially in this context. And I think he is right.

    Woodland seems right. He can bomb it which is nice. He won the US Open, which seems like a qualifier on its own for this. If I’m not mistaken Garys family has been through a lot in recent years. It’s just right for right now. How long it can remain right is up to Woodland continuing to produce big time stuff.

    This brings me to Tony. I love the guy…on paper at least. First his wife’s family and he have ties to the area we live. More importantly he is everything you want, including the intangibles…on paper. In reality tony still struggles to produce big time, as in win big time. He still has a bit of deer in the lights look in him, all this is not ideal if it gets heated. To earn this spot —and for the next Ryder Cup if needed— Tony needs to wake up a little, get a little angry, show a little fire. But mostly Just Win Baby.

    Ironically The heartbreaker for me is Rickie,
    Who has been accused of some of the same things I call out Tony for. But Rick is just so darn charismatic, swashbuckling, aggressive, which is exactly what you want.

    Jordan really does need a break from team competition, hopefully motivating him to get it right. Then again this could have been one of those times a star uses a team event to get things back on track.

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      Tom Edrington

      Love Tony, as you do, but he HAS to start winning more, for sure. As for Rickie, we’ll be writing this week, he has been hit with some sort of exotic virus or bacterial infection that has him out of action, he won’t make it to Mayakoba.

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        baxter cepeda

        Forgot to mention Xander is probably biggest snub. That guys is for real.


          Tom Edrington

          Xander is on the team, he was an automatic qualifier.

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