Champions Tour: Fred Couples in Contention at Regions Tradition

By Carl Conrad
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Look out, Champions Tour. “Boom Boom” is in contention heading into the final round of the Regions Tradition. That’s right, ladies and gentleman, Fred Couples is one shot behind David Frost going into Sunday at Shoal Creek.

Ever the fan favorite, Couples has drawn the biggest crowds by a wide margin this week. He’s looking forward to being in the final group on Sunday, and you can’t really blame him for that. At the same time, he knows that he is far from having this thing wrapped up. “It will be a great final day,” said Couples. “There’s a lot of guys. It’s the kind of course where someone can shoot 7 under and go from 7 or 8 under to 14 under. Scoring will likely be plentiful on Sunday, and the winner will have to convert on the majority of chances that are available.

Frost said that he has no problem sleeping on the lead heading into the final round. “It’s more just being comfortable with your game,” Frost said. “Getting into position like this makes you become a little more at ease the more you get there, but my game’s been good this year.” Frost has six top 10 finishes in nine events this year, including a win and a second place finish. As such, it’s understandable that he’s at ease heading into the final round with the lead.

Couples has drawn the admiration of fans for a very long time. He has moved back into the mainstream over the last few years thanks to stellar performances at The Masters. He’s played in four Champions Tour events this year and has three top 10 finishes.

Something tells me that tomorrow’s final round is going to be one heck of a shootout.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.


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