Here he comes again. The fan favorite, bad back and all
Who’s name has become just as synonymous with “silky, smooth swing” as it has with “bad back?”
It’s Fred Couples, of course.
He can still drive a golf ball with the best of them. But, amazingly, it’s when he gets in closer that his back starts to ache. A bad back for Couples, it’s been that way for a long time.
But the 51-year-old has been bringing his own fair share of pain on opponents while on the Champions Tour, for golfers 50 and older.
For his part, Couples is not one to complain too much about the pain in his back.
“You know, I have dealt with it a long time,” Couples said. “Never have I really ever thought it was a bad deal. But the last month … I’m not getting any comfort at night. I’m not sleeping very much.”