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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

    It would have been fun to see Bryson golf at Waialae; hopefully next year.

    The course is old school Seth reynor but it has Changed quite a bit. It is well known thanks to Rolfing that More holes used to run along the beach.
    But also while the track is considered flat now, I was told by a longtime home owner off one of Waialaes fairways that it literally used to be flat as a pancake until one day decades ago truckloads of dirt were brought in to create all the humps and bumps we see today.


    As for a pick, the Aussie contingent seems like a good place to start. Cam Smith is the overall favorite at 11-1. But What’s the fun in that? And it’s not easy winning back to back events.

    So If not cam then Leishman, who gives bets double the value at 22-1. And in many ways is the class of the field.

    As for other bets with more potential returns:
    Defending champ Na is at 30-1 but similar to back to back events, repeating ain’t easy, even for my Boy Kevin. I’d rather take English, Ancer, or Gooch at 35-1.

    Matt Jones, kokrak, and billy horshell all look even better at 40-1.

    Cam Davis at 50-1 looked good early last week. This field is bigger than the TOC but a lot less intimidating.

    Steele and Todd look pretty pretty good at 60 to 1. Also looking good in the 6os are Palmer, harman, Mitchell, van roo, and Kuch. All can win.

    Keegan at 70-1 can too, maybe.

    As can players at 80-1 like Rai, hoge, cink, reavie and grillo.

    Zack at 100-1. Why not ?

    There’s an Impressive list of names at 150-1 odds including sneds, Rory sabbatini, Pat Perez, Thompson, and quite a few more. These guys can win against this field.

    I mean really with this field as thin on top talent as it is, it’s even feasible a few of the names at 200-1 (which is the longest odds) could pull out a win this week, such as Theegala, a guy who was battling for a W not too long ago.

    I must say betting golf looks a lot more intriguing IMO sans a bunch of top names, which frankly make a long shot less likely. The Sony seems like a great week to skip betting on the favorites and instead go for a long shot.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: I’m going to give DraftKings your contact info, I’m sure they’d love to have more input from someone who loves and follows the game as you do!!

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        baxter cepeda

        Thanks. U can be my agent and I’ll pay you about what kuchar would, the customary 0.05 percent. Lol


          Tom Edrington

          Done deal….lol….just call me El Tucan!

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