Tiger vs. Lefty For $10 Million? A Little Late, Isn't It? | Dog Leg News

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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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4 Comments

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    baxter cepeda

    Blaspheme Tom.
    Based on this article you do not even spell check, so I’m guessing actual editing is not part of the process at Dogleg. Implying Lefty would fix such a match is so wrong.
    David Duval may have been number 2 but Tigers match with Sergio was 50 times more interesting because they both actually had personalities.
    Tiger and Phil are not only true legends on record alone, they are still the two most interesting men in golf, with all due respect to the mechanic.
    If someone wants to pay 10$ mill for two guys to showdown, these are the two guys the people wanna see….by a mile.
    You realize Phil is 20th in the entire world? At 48, which is pretty remarkable.
    Tiger is not the best in the world just yet but he is clearly a heck of a lot better than his current rank, which is why he is climbing fast.
    It’s hard to understand why you even follow golf tom. I can be a critical guy myself but do you like anything about golf? Except for maybe the golden child Jordan Spieth.

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      Tom Edrington

      Let’s see: Lefty ran up a $1 million gambling debt with Billy Walters then dealt with insider trading to pay him off…..Lefty has knowingly broke rules in his last two events…..would he fix a match?

  2. 2

    RM

    Hey, Tom,

    I had the same general reaction as you. If they – not some sponsor or corporate interest – were honestly putting up their own money, winner take all, I confess I would reserve a seat by the TV in the Grill.

    Otherwise, to an extent, meh. It is a nice chunk of change to win no matter what you already have in the bank, and there would be some ego involved to be sure. But unless it is absolute winner take all – no split – it seems like not a lot more than a silly season gimmick.

    Maybe they can get MJ and Steph Curry to play with them in a foursome and we can just watch them play a buddies match and riff with each other.

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      Tom Edrington

      No arguments here, RM.

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