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|Subject: Freddy 'Boom Boom' Couples should be in Ryder Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:34 am|| |
The top 10 reasons Fred Couples should be named to the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team:
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No. 10: Because of a renewed enthusiasm for the game, he has fire in his belly.
No. 9: Because of a new and very effective putting style, he has a putter in his belly (well, a belly putter).
No. 8: Because he is playing better than ever (sixth at the 2010 Masters, three victories on the 2010 Champions Tour, second in the 2010 U.S. Senior Open).
No. 7: Because two golfers in their 50s have done this before (51-year-old Raymond Floyd in 1993 and 50-year-old Jay Haas in 2004).
No. 6: Because, as arguably the most popular figure in all of golf, he will help attract even more fans to their television sets for the Ryder Cup.
No. 5: Because losing to a 50-year-old man would demoralize the Europeans.
No. 4: Because distance off the tee can intimidate many opponents and, according to Loren Roberts, “Freddie can still drive the ball 330 yards.”
No. 3: Because the Europeans will laugh at his funny golf shoes, with ridges but no spikes on the bottom, and lose concentration.
No. 2: Because he has more gray hair that captain Corey Pavin.
No. 1: Because he occasionally chunks wedge shots like the rest of us, and everybody can identify with him.