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    baxter cepeda

    Hmm first I hear of this Puerto Rico curse. Maybe that’s it.
    More realistically, Finau just needs to man up.
    Boyd was a step in the right direction but I’m not sure ‘strawberries and cream’ was ever the hardened caddie tony needs for the job.
    We will get to learn more about where Gippers career is at. And It’s very possible bro can help correct what Tony’s missing on Sunday.
    Some say it’s putting. Others driving under pressure. Some short game shots are suspect. It’s a bunch of little things, really. The kinds that come up under pressure. And the kind you are glad to have your brother to remind you to man up.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, it’s pretty tough to abandon the guy who got you to become a winner of nearly $20 million in career earnings; No experienced guys available right now; There so much involved with being a great caddie; But what I noticed is that Tony didn’t birdie the first par five on the back then couldn’t make a nine-footer when he needed it and couldn’t birdie the par 4 that he can get at with three-wood; He’s simply not performing down the stretch, simple as that, he ranked 171st on tour in final round scoring…..that’s pretty darn glaring if you ask me….

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        baxter cepeda

        Yes. I appreciate your caddie appreciation. But that guy had his chance with Tony. Boyd will tell you himself he is no pro caddie but he really did as good or better job in one try.
        There are good caddies out there. I have wondered for years why not use Gipper.
        It was time. He will find someone good. Maybe he and Gipper get it done.
        Tony is an atm machine regardless of whom is caddying. But he needs to win and it’s not like he has been. So It’s worth a try.
        It can only get better.

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          Tom Edrington

          Baxter: Maybe Tony has made too much money…way back when, he didn’t know how many zeros were in 20 million, take his tour earnings, endorsement money and he’s probably well past 25 million…..is he HUNGRY??? We used to say, Poor Driven and Hungry are a great success combination…..He got rid of the “poor” portion and that affects the other two….

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            baxter cepeda

            I generally totally agree with those recipes.
            But I think tony is at the point of no money is gonna be satisfactory. He is very hungry for a win. You can see it.
            This it winning issue hurts him. If anything Finau is at the point where he really wants, even needs that validation win a little too much for his own good.
            I don’t know why but I really think Gipper will help calm that in the next couple of weeks.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Remains to be seen…..

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