A Bad Bet for Freddie Couples

A Bad Bet for Freddie Couples 1
Fred Couples will captain the U.S. team in the 2009 Presidents Cup.
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In a just-published Q&A with Golf Digest, Fred Couples recalls his bet with Tiger Woods at last year’s Target World Challenge.

“Last year, I bet him [at the Target World Challenge]. I took two shots from him the first day and said, ‘I’ll play you for $200.’

“I think he shot 67 and I probably shot 74. So he said, ‘Just keep it. What do you want tomorrow?’ I said, ‘Two shots.’ He beat me again.

“The third day, he beat me again.

“The last day, he gave me four shots and said I’ll give you a break-even bet. I was so nervous. He beat me. I gave his wife $800; he snatched it out of her hands so quickly. ‘That’s my money.’”

−The Armchair Golfer

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