Friday, April 08, 2011

Could This Be Freddie's Weekend?

   Fred Couples could win this Masters.

   I'm not saying he's going to and neither is he but at age 51 and with a back that's crankier than a grounded teenager, Couples is on the leaderboard at Augusta National again. He shows up there as regularly as pine pollen.

   For a guy who can't get comfortable and therefore fidgets constantly to keep his back loose, Freddie sure looks happy. And why not?

   He loves this place. It makes him feel young again just like the other middle-agers who are scrambling around Augusta National's hills following him. He'll need to do something spectacular over the weekend, which isn't likely, but maybe he'll hang around, stay close enough to keep the dream alive and that would be great fun.