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The big news this week is the New Hall of Famer Fred Couples!
Enjoy this from USA Today:
New Hall of Famer Fred Couples defines cool in golf
Fred Couples has an idea how people will remember him. "He's the guy whose ball stayed on the bank at 12 at Augusta," Couples said in a news conference Monday. "That's one of them. People know I won Augusta.
"He's the guy that doesn't wear a glove."
"He's got a smooth and slow swing."
All of those are indeed memorable parts of Couples' career. To that we could add: He defined cool. And one more: Hall of Famer.
Couples was set to be inducted Monday night in the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Fla., with European golf hero Colin Montgomerie, broadcaster and 1964 U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi, former European Tour director Ken Schofield and 19th Century star Willie Park Jr.
Couples spoke at length about his career highlights, his decision to turn pro and his golf heroes, putting Raymond Floyd, Tom Watson and Lee Trevino at the top of the list.
"Really the ones that I sought out and tried to get to know, Ray Floyd and Tom Watson, and spent time with them," Couples said. "I don't chip the ball like Ray Floyd and putt like Ray Floyd. I certainly don't practice six hours a day like Tom Watson did in his prime. … I took a little from them, and a little went a long way.
"The other guy would be Lee Trevino. I played with Lee Trevino in the 1979 U.S. Open as an amateur. Somehow when I got on Tour, we just hit it off. … He would always find me, and as Jim Nantz used to say, he called me Cupcake. Cupcake, here's what you're doing. You're driving it all over the place, you need to shorten your swing, you need to do this, you need to do that.
"Those three guys by far have been very helpful."
Couples also told of his decision — a surprise at the time — to turn pro in 1990 just days before he was scheduled to return to the University of Houston.
"I was going to be a senior," Couples said. "If Jim Nantz was in here he would say (I was) still on freshman academics."
Couples was in Los Angeles staying with friends of his parents, when he decided to go play golf at a nearby course. He ended up agreeing to play in a tournament on the course, the Queen Mary Open — if he would turn pro. So he did.
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