Fred Couples shot a 65 yesterday and leads Arnold Palmer’s tournament at Bay Hill. I always root for Freddy because I share a few things with him, namely his great looks and his buttery smooth golf swing. Well, OK I don’t share those with him. I just share the misery of having to cut those “monthly checks” and mostly having a bad back.
Tiger complained about the greens and shot an even par 70. Two bogies, two birdies. There was a bit of a bantering session in the media between Tiger and Arnold about the greens. Arnold said that though the greens may not look good due to a disease, they’re rolling well after being cut and rolled every morning. He implied that Tiger’s problems on the greens were “in his head.” I think there are only 3-4 people in the world qualified to say if Tiger is psyched out about something and The King would be one of them.
Can Freddie keep it up? I hope so. But his 48 year old bad back might have something different to say about that over the next three rounds.