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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

    It was refreshing to see pga tour players make some dramatic putts on a Sunday.

    My golfer JT (if tiger not available) let another one slide but Morikawa, who grew up taking lessons at the executive course I started playing, is a great consolation winner.

    I still play Sholl a few times a year when visiting family; and would love to meet this coach some day, assuming he is still there.
    Sholl is a great little approach course with some great views of LA and some serious green complexes; a place with the potential to make a Collin Morikawa.

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      Tom Edrington

      LOVE Morikawa and his game; He has a dignified Humbleness about him; A very class act…I’d compare his iron skills to Tiger’s; The better he putts, the more he will win (who does that sound like? hint: he has 82 wins); Hits it far enough, very, very smart; Love the way he approaches the game, unlimited upside for this young man!

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        baxter cepeda

        Btw gotta wonder how much not having a cuts made streak to worry about helped Collin win.

        Now Only thing I wish he didn’t say so much is how some courses like Jacks fit him Because of how smart he is. I get it but it sounds not so humble; like he thinks he is smarter than everyone; which he is, but you don’t gotta say it all the time.
        Now gotta wonder if this group with Collin, Wolff, Viktor, is even better than that famous 2011 high school golf class led by Jordan And JT. It’s apples and oranges because the new crop aren’t from the same high school year, but it’s still a good comparison after another tournament decided by guys from these two groups.

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          Tom Edrington

          Collin got his degree from Cal (Berkeley) so that distinguishes him from a bunch of those guys out there; I think his four years there put him ahead of the rest maturity-wise and I’d bet his SAT scores would bury the others….I still think he’s a humble kid, love his game!

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