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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

    Mr Nicklaus:
    “He’s got me shaking in my boots boys.”

    With that bit of hilarious-ness — the chase —which seemingly only I believed was always still on, is back on for everyone else. Nice to have some company again.

    First, all the men in contention showed something special. From Brooks and Molinari backing their major successes.
    Tony and Xander continually showing the real effect of Tiger woods, which is more than just influencing white golfers getting fittter, but actually bringing the world some world class golf with various shades of skin and backgrounds.

    This international and cross cultural influence is the best part about tiger which in some ways has barely just begun to show itself, for now thru these two awesome cats. I personally cannot wait for these two to start their major counts; as I have done for many years with tiger I assure you majors are coming for X and T. Jay day comes to mind as well.

    But as great as all these golfers are what we all know today is they are still no Tiger Woods.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, you should be a college professor….anyway, Koepka, Moli and the rest choked their guts out, they laid down for Tiger the way guys used to 20 years ago…especially Koepka, the majors monster, that putt at 18 wasn’t that difficult and Woods admitted afterward that Koepka was the guy he was keeping an eye on. As for Molinari, worst playing of the 15th hole I’ve seen in a long time in the final round…..he was choking his gonads off. Simple as that,l you are PhD analytical, I’m real world, remembering times when I choked and times when I saw other guys choke around me….it’s pretty easy to recognize.

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        baxter cepeda

        I’ll take the professor comment that as a backhanded complement. That is a possibility but I’d rather profess first tee classes these days.

        For me it was simple: the genius of 12.
        I don’t believe everyone chocked. Had all those boys laid the sod with their thirds, then I would cry chokes.
        The discipline required not chase that right flag is ridiculous; still blows my mind Mr Jones ever considered the 9s in reverse order. It’s just so perfect the way it is.
        Tiger was helped immensely in seeing all these watery graves. Even the most stubborn of golfer would play the smart shot at that point.
        I do believe tiger was under such control he was going to find a way; the events at 12 happened to be the way it went down.

        Brooks missed putt at 18 was not so easy. I was on that green last Sunday; the green itself was unrecognizable from previous years. I was scratching my head until I heard it was resurfaced.
        Tiger thought his par putt would go left. Brooks is a beast with clearly very little choke-ability; better than most imo, except for maybe one man.
        I always say this the guys whom choked last are still lesser chokers than all the guys who choked it away the first 3 days.
        Ponder that one.


          Tom Edrington

          Choking is choking and there was a lot of choking going on…..that layup by Molinari at 15? Pure gag city…..


            baxter cepeda

            U know that Molinari wedge shot at 15 unexpectedly hit a branch?
            U see the limb fall.

          2. Tom Edrington

            He hit the worst-ever layup to be over there in the first place, he DESERVED to hit that limb…..what’s Italian for “Flying Dumbo?”

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