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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

    I’m definitely expecting something from tigers this week.

    If you look at that list Tom provides all those guys are too young to have played tigers event at Sherwood, which tiger won 5 but also was seemingly always right there.

    It’s not super long for today, so the bomber crew won’t have huge advantages.

    Its a west coast poannua greens course and tiger is on that shortish list of pga tour players whom have advantages on this grass. He knows the greens. He knows the place.

    The results haven’t been great lately but they haven’t been horrible either.

    And obviously with the masters round the corner tigers at least trying to get sharp.

    It could be a tiger week. Definitely a good finish week. I would be shocked otherwise.

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      Tom Edrington

      So Baxter — are you picking him for a Top 10 finish or a Top 5?

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        baxter cepeda

        Outside top 10 seems unimaginable with a limited field. So that would be a relatively safe bet.

        But the reason I really like his chances to win is because I definitely expect him to be in contention to the end; if that makes sense.

        It’s a great course. And tiger is historically great on this track; smaller fields but very top players.

        History shows contending at Sherwood meant battling with tiger. Yes some time has passed and it’s a different event, but with the Hero (which tony kornheiser thought was Honoring military) canceled, this limited field event may feels more like tigers old event than a pga tour event.

        Tiger can’t win every week anymore but he can still win once or twice a year. With all the good zozo and Sherwood vibes this seems as good a week as any. If anything, almost too good to be true.


          Tom Edrington

          Baxter, not sure he can practice and play enough to win “once or twice a year”…..how do you like our new moniker for him: “World’s No. 1 Emeritus” ?


            baxter cepeda

            Don’t be like so many golf scribes and make the mistake of writing tiger woods off … yet again.

            Tiger is very much so in the fray. Like I said he won’t win every week or 50% of the weeks anymore, but tiger can still win with regularity.

            The emeritus thing seems like a compliment and a diss all at once. It feels like writing him off, which again I continue to refuse to do. I’ve seen way to many people look foolish doing that since 2009.

          2. Tom Edrington

            We’re not writing him off, but we’re sure not expecting him to win, it would be nice if he can simply get himself in the mix this week.

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