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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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    Alyron

    The tone and content of your article makes me think you are stuck in high school. Tiger has sevrere emotional problems and it has been a long road to get here because they had to be addressed. DJ has cocaine problem which will take equal amount of time. You forget these are humans. Tiger has looked tentative and undserving of a major until the last year He finally deeveloped patience and likely more serenity.. He made some breakethorugh that has allowed him to win mentally. Also back fusions and knee oeations have left him wondering if he could play at all. No one is scared of him. He cruised into the 1 shot win with a bogey. The super hero you want to see is in his 40’s,and far more mature. What is a testimony to his character and likley many of his problems is his unrelenting quest for excellence and championship. He made it. Most of it is mental. I just don’t think there is a man who is at that level of mental committment.. Nicklaus was. Player and Palmer but Tiger was born and bred to win and break all time records. That mades him who whe is in all the good and bad ways. Surviving parents who co-opt your life and dreams is difficult. The fear of disappointing them is enormous. He found compulsive sx as a way to cope with overwhelming anxiety and then it became a habit he could not give up. Then after exposure of the problem, he had shame and worthlessness to deal with. He did not feel deserving and he was out of reliable emotional equilibrium.

    I think what you saw was redemtion but you filtered through some child-like macho lens. He has paid a heavy price for the mental conditioning that made him crazed with anxiety and an amazing reliiency. But, tht is what crried on from his childhood. There was no quitting. Buta journey through hell. Don’t make him a 28 year old henom. He is a mature man who has climbed up out of a deep chasm to see himself reborn..

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      Tom Edrington

      don’t understand your comment in the least, we were just predicting Tiger’s schedule leading into the next two majors……we said nothing of D.J. in this article: “Tiger Woods: What Does His Schedule Look Like Now?” As for high school, wish I was that guy again, he was a helluva player, had a lot of length off the tee……..

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