Couples turns eyes to Champions Tour


Fred Couples always seems to be at the head of a parade.

There’s no denying the magnetic personality.

You almost never see Couples alone at a golf tournament. If he’s on the range, there’s nearly always a huddle around him. He practices more amid conversation than just about anyone but Lee Trevino. If he’s on the move, he’s rarely walking alone. People love being around Freddie.

Couples' popularity gives the Champions Tour a chance to significantly elevate its profile with Couples making his official Champions Tour debut today at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii. He tees it up at 4:30 p.m. (EST) with Nick Price.

In case you’re wondering, 15 players have won their Champions Tour debut. Tom Lehman, Michael Allen and Tom Pernice Jr. all did it last year.