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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

    This event just makes me think how good it would be for everyone if the pga tour involved itself a lot more with womens golf.
    I loved coverage jumping back and forth. I loved the location allowing fams to roam free. Yes the purse hurt the field quality, although Ill take everyones golf in that field over half the field at pebble, especially the parts actually shown on tv.
    This event is also powerful much like the web.com tour. These pros are all in their own journeys, amd as golf fans we apprecuate that a lot more than Tom from Toms PR game.
    Just imagine something like this with all the top players. A newly minted as commish monahan even hinted to Lerner that the women could soon play Kapalua with the men. That would be so nice conpared to making these poor ladies pretend they love a pro am with baseball and football players, silly artists and so on.

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      Tom Edrington

      No, no, a thousand times NO…it would be a total dilution of the PGA Tour product and behind closed doors The Sheriff of Nottingham aka Jay Monahan, would say the same thing.

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        baxter cepeda

        How is the best women a dillution over the cable guy? And were. It even talking him carrey.
        U may have a point inna full field mens pga tour event like the genesusi this week. BUt kapalua toc would be more entertainmemt with the ladies added.
        Im not saying every week. But theres no doubt pro womens golf is improving all the time, celebrities games never change.

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          Tom Edrington

          It’s all about the money, even ISPA Handa went on the cheap for the so-called mixed event, sponsors won’t put up big bucks for an event like the one in Australia that was basically Web.com level guys playing with second-tier women….simple as that. Sorry Baxter, we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this.

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