Return to the Golf Today Home Page All the latest golf news Coverage of all the worlds major tours For all your golfing needs Golf Course Directory Out on the course Golf related travel Whats going on, message board, links and more!
Worldwide Feature Articles
Top Stories
PGA: Stephen Ames coasts to six shot win
PGA: Tiger Woods ends difficult week with 75
Euro: Van de Velde ends 13 year victory wait
Stephen Ames vaults to World No. 27
Boost for the Philippine Open
Tiger Woods misses practice to be with father

Fred Couples getting ready for Silly Season

The PGA Tour season is over, and Fred Couples is about to get busy.

Couples, also known as the ``king of the silly season,'' is playing in the UBS Cup this week at Kiawah Island, followed by the Skins Game on Thanksgiving weekend against Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam and Adam Scott.

Couples is a four-time winner of the Skins Game, and could top $3 million in career earnings.

``I would hate to say I take it more seriously than PGA Tour events, but at the same time, I've been on tour for 24 years and this is my 11th one,'' he said of the Skins Game. ``I look forward to them.''

Couples holds a share of the Skins Game record with nine birdies in 1999. He realizes not everyone likes the Skins Game, but there are few other places he'd rather be.

``I do know there are some guys who do not really care for the format because it's not to their liking, and I don't know why,'' Couples said. ``Because for me, you're in Palm Springs in November on Thanksgiving, and everyone is watching, and it's a lot of fun to be out there.''

This years news archive | Email this page to a friend | Return to top of page