FRED COUPLES: And for me, ever since I've played in the Shark Shootout every year but a couple. I've been able to play with Ray Floyd as a younger player who I played a lot with and learned a lot from and then started playing with friends, David Duval and Brad Faxon, and this year it's great because everyone here is excited to see Annika and it's great that she's here. It brings the tournament. She's the Tiger Woods of the LPGA. For me it would be like playing with Tiger. She's that big in golf, and I'm her partner and I'm thrilled to death because I know I have a good partner and I'm excited to be here because of that. But more, like she said, it's a lot of fun.
Trust me, a lot of things, they're work. If you can't laugh and giggle, then you really shouldn't be here, and that's the way I've always looked at it.
I've watched Davis Love whiff a shot and we laughed for two holes. If you don't know the person that well, you're embarrassed for two holes and it kind of ruins 45 minutes of the day, and I don't foresee that happening because I know her personality, and she's very, very woman like on the course, but she does have fun, and partly it's because she wins a lot. That's fun for me to watch.
FRED COUPLES: Well, I don't play a lot towards the end of the year, for one. So I'm fairly fresh and I actually practice a little more and work on my game in September and October because, like the lady said, a lot of times I'm trying new equipment out, and to be ready for the next year actually hit more balls. Why that is, I don't really know.
But when I'm not at a tournament and playing week after week or playing three out of four weeks, I don't practice that much because my back can't take it. But when I can go home for a couple months at the end of the year, I feel like I'm always ready in November to play because I've been working on my game a little bit.
But as far as beating top players you know, the individual things, most of them are nine holes or 18 holes. It's not like The Skins Game. It's a lot of luck. You make a putt here or there, you can win it.
Here you have to do really, really well. You have to rely on your partner. Tiger's tournament is coming up. A lot of guys go, and if they don't have a great day here or there, it's like, okay, I've had a great year and I'll wait for next year.
For me it's another fun week and a good time.
PHIL STAMBAUGH: Thanks to you both. Good luck this week.
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