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Posts Tagged ‘PGA Tour’

Congratulations to Freddie Couples!

One of my very favorite golfers of all time will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. Well…he is a whole lot of people’s favorite golfers. It was announced earlier today that Fred Couples will be in the 2013 Hall of Fame class.

STATS
Frederick Steven Couples. Better know as Fred or Freddie or even Boom Boom. Born in Seattle, Washington on October 3, 1959. Attended the University of Houston. Turned pro in 1980. Joined PGA Tour in 1982. Joined Champions Tour in 2010. He has 55 professional wins. 15 PGA Tour wins. 3 European Tour wins. 8 Champions Tour wins. Won the 1992 Masters for his only major victory. 1991, 1992 PGA Tour player of the year.

Freddie Couples is so much more than stats. He has been a fan favorite on tour for as long as I can remember. I grew up watching Freddie cruise and smile his way around the golf course. He had and still has one of the smoothest swings you will ever see. It goes right along perfectly with his calm, cool and collected demeanor on the links. One of the things I have always loved and admired about Freddie is that presence and attitude of the course. Watching him play, you can’t tell whether he is in a PGA event or playing a $5 Nassau with his buddies.

Make no mistake…Fred Couples absolutely deserves this honor. He has been a tremendous ambassador for the game of golf. He was a bulldog for the US Ryder Cup Team and Presidents Cup Team. He has won the past two Presidents Cups as team Captain. He can still play too. Every spring he makes a little noise at Augusta National. He has never denied that The Masters is his favorite event and absolutely loves playing there. Don’t be surprised to see him contend a few more times there before he is done.

Congratulations Fred!

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Hello From Myrtle Beach!

My first blog post to Sports Monger On the Green…what should I write about?? On the heels of the PGA Championship I think the state of major golf tournaments is a great topic! With his record setting victory at The Ocean Course this week, Rory McIlroy broke a string of 16 consecutive majors with a new winner. That is a run that we have not seen in a long time thanks mostly to Tiger Woods.
The PGA Tour has a large pool of very talented golfers. More so now than at any other time in its history in my opinion. It seems like anyone in the field could win any week. There are consistently new names in the leader board each week. I love it! Watching these young aggressive golfers attack the golf courses each week is amazing. I am not surprised anymore when I turn on the TV and don’t see a “household” name on the first page of the leader board.
It is a very exciting time to be a golf fan!!!
I am glad to be joining Sports Monger on the Green at this time. We will have lots to talk about!!

Latest Fed Ex Point List

This is the Latest top ten Fed Ex Cup Points list.    I will be updating this weekly. This list is from PGATOUR.com.

Proj Cur         Proj Event Proj Total Official

1 1   Jason Dufner 245 1,680 1,435
2 2 Hunter Mahan 22 1,417 1,395
3 15 18 Zach Johnson 500 1,386 886
4 1 3 Bubba Watson DNP 1,372 1,372
5 1 4 Phil Mickelson DNP 1,307 1,307
6 1 5 Rory McIlroy DNP 1,290 1,290
7 1 6 Matt Kuchar 22 1,279 1,257
8 1 7 Carl Pettersson 22 1,237 1,215
9 9 Rickie Fowler 57 1,115 1,058
10 2 8 Johnson Wagner 0 1,094 1,094