Jul
29
2010
The Skinny on Freddie
By Stephanie Wei under US Senior Open

As you may have noticed, Fred Couples has lost weight lately and there’s been some chatter about it around Sahalee. Those who have known him for years, like Gordy Graybeal, the director of the First Tee, said he’s never seen Freddie look so fit and healthy. Has Freddie been working out? What’s the secret behind his slimmer, more strapping look?

From his press conference on Wednesday:

Well, I’ve been dating a girl for about four months and she works out in the morning and the afternoon and night, it seems like. She works out a couple of times a day. And I go to the gym with her and she does her thing, and I just walk on the treadmill and she gives me a couple of other things to do.

But she’s very athletic, and I’ve lost some weight walking. I’m not doing anything — I have a back guy that’s wanted me to lose some weight, but my back actually feels worse today than it did three months ago when I started walking a lot. But I’m not doing anything, I just get on a treadmill while she’s exercising and doing her program. I just go walk on a treadmill. I have lost some weight. It’s been very good. But my back is very tight.

But this weight thing, I just have lost some weight by moderate exercise, nothing crazy.

The crazy things love can make you do.

[Photo by John Mummert/USGA]