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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

    It’s tough for the internationals to rely on 4 stars whom cannot putt. Anytime hideki putts, especially when it’s important, I tend to relax,
    Because frankly I don’t like his chances. Something even get me started on Adam and Louie. This leaves that team relying on nice guy Mark. We all know where nice guys finish.
    We all know reed won. Tigers 2 mistakes despite the W were subjecting Webb to 3 rounds with the bad boy if golf. And of course benching himself. It all Worked out for Tiger, but only thanks to the international leaders putting woes.
    The rookies were great. But imo the internationals need to purge themselves of all the old names, find some putters…you know all the stuff the US Ryder Cup team still needs to do.

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      baxter cepeda

      Oh and grow some rough. How do they not see rough is America’s crypto nite.?

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      Tom Edrington

      Im was really their strongest guy and Ancer was great until he got the “Tiger Wish”….

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    RM

    Nice take on this, as usual. I had not realized that Ancer had said on the record that he wanted to play Tiger. Careful what you wish for.

    Also enjoyed the reactions from several of the USA teammates who spoke afterwards of how nobody wanted to be the one to let Tiger Woods down. Say what you want, but I do believe his willingness to go out there first and put it on the line – and then to set the early tone in his match – had to be pretty inspirational.

    Very enjoyable weekend of golf. Looking forward now to the Tournament of Champions which always reminds me that yes, there is a new season here, and that I also will be out playing in the somewhat foreseeable future without gloves, jackets, stocking hats, handwarmers, etc.

    Happy Holidays, Tom, and thanks for your work here!

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      Tom Edrington

      RM: Always great to read your takes; Here’s to a fun new season!

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