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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

    That second shot at Olympics 18th is no driving range wedge shot; it’s a nasty side slope to an elevated tiny green, cavernous bunker ready to gulp thin ones as much as fat ones; the tilted line; and all while staring at setting sun.
    But yes Lexi can still improve the shorter shots.

    Ganne loosely Translates to win in Spanish. What’s the over under to when the Jersey girl gets her first lpga W? I’m saying 19.

    Saso in 19 and she’s a major champ. Of course she should become an lpga full time member.

    Rickie needs to get er done already. Enough relying on special treatment already as he has ample opportunities. We saw this week the New techniques are coming along but it’s the same old rickie throwing shots away pressing too much. Golfs most charisma golfer still needs improve his course management imo.

    As for the testosterone boys feud: yawn.

    That being said as Breed preached it’s not cool to instigate the trolls and rowdy golf golf fans; which is what brooks is doing by offering alcohol to folks who get in trouble trying to shake Bryson.

    Bryson seems like the bigger man here; so he needs to chill out even more than he already has. Sure golf needs rivalry but not this bush league, mean girls, cyber bullying nonsense. These two are too darn good for this silly side show. The problem is —as with siblings roughhousing— you can see it getting worst and worst until someone takes it too far; and not just them but all the trolls they are instigating with this nonsense. They both only have themselves to blame when these spats come back to distract them during competition.

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      Tom Edrington

      OK Baxter, I’m going to keep this VERY SIMPLE — who besides Lexi in among the contenders, hit it in that front bunker at 18??? Answer: NO ONE!!! It’s not that tough a shot, so says my good friend who played there….He’s a good player, many years ago represented a VERY prominent LPGA Player who today is part of the CBS crew (how’s that for a hint?)…..I often defer to him on many things related to women’s golf.

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        baxter cepeda

        When you put it that way…maybe if Dottie said it’s not a tough shot I can buy that.

        I saw plenty ladies bang it off that pine at 18 and leave themselves in way worst spots than Lexi. The tree was a talking point all week. It’s a quirky hole where you can be in the fairway but have no shot.

        I may ask that member who’s a friend of my spouses uncle someday about it; and get back to you on that one.

        Lexis shot into 18 was bad, no doubt. Her gouge technique had something to do with it-She also was trying to get cute there.

        My point is Every contender made their own mistakes elsewhere. Again look how Saso started the day and by her admition Saso was seriously checking out; but lucky for her her caddie resuscitated her.

        Championship golf creates these nightmare finishes. I always go back to at least Lexi and the other contenders were there at the end; most cannot say that.


          Tom Edrington

          When you refer back to Saso, I think it once again reinforces what they say: “It’s not how you start — it’s how you finish.”


            baxter cepeda

            No argument there.

            But as I always say it’s still better to finish second crash and burning in front of everyone than trunk slamming on Friday with no one watching or caring.

          2. Tom Edrington

            And the pay is better as well…..

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