Apr
8
2017

Embed from Getty Images Holy crap. I knew I should have quit while I was already behind. Somehow I managed to delete and/or lose the few thousand words I spent crafting as an ode to Fred Couples over the past two-three hours. It really was one of *those* days — I started calling it “Freaky […]

Nov
4
2014

The players of the American Ryder Cup team are ready for Freddie. In a recent article by Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte, Fred Couples revealed that the entire team had reached out to him that they wanted him to be the next Ryder Cup captain when the biennial dogfight against Europe is staged next in 2016. 

Oct
6
2013

Just when you thought this Presidents Cup couldn’t get any wackier with the wigs, pet squirrel mascots, weather delays, three matches in one day, The Fanatics, over-served fans — we can now add “streaker” to the list. As Steve Stricker and Ernie Els stood on the 18th tee in their Sunday singles match, they had […]

May
31
2013

Fred Couples didn’t even get to play a practice round at the Memorial Tournament. Instead, he got a call from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem that they were going to the White House to meet President Barack Obama, who will again serve as the honorary chairman for the 2013 Presidents Cup matches. Couples, the U.S. […]

May
7
2013

Fred Couples was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday night and he gave one hell of a speech. The coolest golfer on the planet even got choked up and cried at the end, saying, “Thanks for taking a kid from Seattle and putting him in the Hall of Fame. This is […]

Sep
20
2012
By Stephanie Wei under World Golf Hall of Fame

Fred Couples doesn’t consider himself a “great player,” but he called himself a “good player.” He said it several times in his press conference on Wednesday, following the announcement that Couples got the World Golf Hall of Fame nod. Just barely, though. The ’92 Masters champ received 51% of the vote in the 2013 PGA […]

Apr
6
2012
By Brendan Prunty under The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Before the camera clicks on and the light at the top of it comes to life, the co-leader of The Masters has one request: A few more seconds. Please, just a few more seconds. It’s been a long day and a long hour after a five-hour round around these hills and slopes. […]

Nov
6
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

While the players in Shanghai took a tepid approach to commenting on Steve Williams’ remark about former boss Tiger Woods — “It was my aim to shove it right up that black arsehole” — it was refreshing to hear U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples speak out. According to Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte, Couples would […]