Monday, March 29, 2010

Fred Couples: What A Birdie Binge He's On...

Fred Couples is indeed a "Super Senior". Yesterday, he won the Cap Cana Championsip in the Dominican Republic for his third consecutive Champions Tour title in only four starts. He's the first player in the Tour's history to win 3 of his first four events, and the eighth Champions Tour player to win three straight events. Chi Chi Rodriguez set the record of four straight back in 1987. The 50 year old Couples had two stretches, holes 2 thru 6 and 11 thru 15, of five birdies in a row, and finished his Sunday round with eleven total. His earnings for the four events are $931,000, and we're not even into April yet! I would have to say that Couples is aging quite nicely, especially since he's playing some of the best golf of his career. That's a career that includes 15 PGA Tour victories, as well as a Masters championship. This week he will play the PGA Tour's Houston Open before heading to Augusta and another attempt at a green jacket. I hope he continues to play at such a high level. It would be great to see him high on the Master's leader-board all that week.

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