Jun
9
2009
By Stephanie Wei under General

Well actually, I lose sleep over [hole number 3, a 528 yard par 4]. 528 to me is not the scary part, the scary part is the water all the way down the right side, and if you bail out left you’re probably going to make a five anyway. Unless you make a miraculous up and down from somewhere, you have to step up and hit a beautiful drive and then probably anywhere from sometimes a wood to a four-iron into what I consider way too small a green for a hole that long. But I’m sure there’s a few people that go to bed, especially when you get to Saturday, thinking about the third hole which, its early in the round, a bogie would not kill you but if that was like the seventeenth hole you would see 6’s and 7’s on it and I’d probably be one of the guys making them.

Fred Couples on the third hole at TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas [via Interview Transcript courtesy of the USGA, May 21, 2009]

He gave the interview just before he teed-off for the first round of the HP Byron Nelson Classic (where he finished T-8). How many guys would do that? Very few. But pretty standard for Freddie. That’s why we love him!