If you were loafing around on the couch watching TV on Sunday like I was, you may have seen the final round of the PGA golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club. That’s when Fred Couples fell short of a fairytale final round. I call it a fairytale because Fred is a good-looking, cool 51, he plays with a chronic lower back problem that would stop men half his age from playing golf, and only six men age 50 or older have ever won a PGA Tour event.
Not satisfied playing on the Champions Tour with players closer to his age, Fred shot a 68 in the PGA opening round and a 66 in the second round on Friday. In spite of a good round on Saturday, it ended with Fred one-stroke behind Aaron Baddeley. The start of the final round on Sunday is when it started to look like the fairytale might really happen. Fred started off with three straight birdies to retake the lead by 2 strokes. But alas, reality set in, Fred faded in the later holes and the young talented Aaron Baddeley won the match.
I’m not exactly crying and thinking “poor Freddy”. After all he has won 15 PGA tournaments and the Masters. What I’m really thinking is I need to get off the couch and go play some golf!
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|Man Attitude says, ManAttitude says, nothing wrong with a couch if it’s in your man cave and you got a big flat screen TV and cold beers!|