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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

    No fans will be very difficult for tiger. For tiger no fans will be like the rest of us suddenly playing in front of 3o thousand.

    Everyone in golf wants to make money right now so the Ryder Cup was always in trouble to be pushed back. But what made the cancelation official is guys like Tommy Fleetwood not caring so much about money or points or anything, instead choosing to stay home safe, not deal with everything.

    A Ryder cup without fans is still a Ryder cup, just quieter like it was most of the events history.
    But a Ryder cup without Mollywood would be not be a Ryder cup because the top players make the Ryder Cup, not unruly fans. At the end of the day the Euros choosing to stay home safe is why I came around on postponing. For that reason it is the right thing to do.

    Btw Everyone thinks the pga tour gets nothing for facilitating the Ryder postponement by moving the presidents cup a year; but the Commish does get something really big in the form of another open week to host a pga tournament. If there isn’t one yet, I bet tournament pga tour golf goes down somewhere that week.
    So Monahan is not exactly Ghandi yet.

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      Tom Edrington

      If Tiger says the Ryder Cup without fans isn’t a Ryder Cup, I will defer to El Tigre’s judgement on that, I’ve always been of that mindset….obw, Monahan is and remains The Sheriff Of Nottingham!!

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        baxter cepeda

        Even tiger totes the company line with That cliche line. If the Ryder cup was a money event, or a points event towards 15$ million, the message may be very different, maybe something like: play for the fans.

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