Fred Couples has played in four Champions Tour events since turning 50 in October. He has won three of them, and finished second in the other one.
Needless to say, he is destroying folks.
Here are his scores in his three wins in the last three tournaments:
That, my friends, is a scoring average of 65.44. An announcer on Sunday made a fairly good point about Couples playing against these other seniors -- while they're hitting 6-irons into greens, Freddy has 9-irons and wedges, similar to how Tiger Woods dominated the field in the 1997 Masters. When you have short clubs in, you're going to make more birdies. It's as simple as that.
Also, and this is my own little theory, but the three day events have to be beneficial for a guy that has always struggled with back problems. We've seen Couples in the hunt in PGA Tour events the last few years, but it always seems that he doesn't have enough gas for the final round. Now? He only has to play 54 holes, and he's doing that better than anyone else.
When is this guy going to lose?
(Also, for some reason I can't post pictures right now, so here, this is my drawing of what Couples looks like -- :-/ )