Couples’ star power makes him one to watch at Shaw Charity Classic

WATCH ABOVE: The first round of the Shaw Charity Classic kicked off on Friday, and the big group on the course was Calgary’s Stephen Ames, along with Fred Couples and Rocco Mediate. Kevin Smith reports.

He’s the one with the silky smooth swing and a surprising number of female followers watching his group on any course where he tees it up.

Masters winner Fred Couples may be 55, but he’s still one of the most exciting (and for some, the most handsome) players in golf, one of the longest hitters on the Champions Tour, and one to consider on the short list of players who could win this week’s Shaw Charity Classic.

That is, of course, if the weather stays warm enough to keep his notoriously balky back in shape to play, especially considering Couples packed for the relatively summer-like conditions found last year at Canyon Meadows Golf Club, not the cooler temperatures found this week.

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“I heard the weather is going to be nice so I didn’t bring any sweaters,” he said after coming off the Thursday pro-am that saw Couples play in wet, chilly conditions. “So this jacket is going to …read more

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Couples’ star power makes him one to watch at Shaw Charity Classic