I don't answer the phone. I get the feeling whenever I do that there will be someone on the other end.

ā€” Fred Couples

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When you're prepared, you're more confident. When you have a strategy, you're more comfortable.

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Always count your blessings. Be thankful you are able to be out on a beautiful course. Most people in the world don't have that opportunity.

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The press still considers me one of the most laid-back athletes since Babe Ruth.

That's supposed to be a criticism, but I consider it a compliment because I think being carefree on the course is one of the secrets to scoring well consistently

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There is no truth in the idea that the person who hits the most balls will become the best golfer. Golf is a bizarre sport. You can work for years on your game, without making any improvement in your score.

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I used to break a lot of clubs. I probably was a little different than your average junior player. I did have a lot longer hair and a lot more brown hair. But my demeanor, you know, really from maybe my second, third year on Tour, has gotten a lot more even keel.

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As far as swing and techniques are concerned, I don't know diddly squat.

When I'm playing well, I don't even take aim.

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When I'm playing well, I don't even take aim.

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Golf is a game to me. Other players work extremely hard all year long. I work hard before Augusta. I know I get good results when I practice, but it also wears me out. It literally wore me out even when I was in my 20s.

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My goal has always been to play golf, and play it well.

In the end, that's what I am, a golfer. If my back lets me, I'm going to play my favorite places. If I hurt myself, that'll probably be it for a while.

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My mom was so people-friendly. She was incredible. She'd go to the mall, and she'd talk to everyone. Give people a kiss on the cheek. I think if I wasn't pushed around a lot, I'd be great with people. Maybe I still can be.

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I expect myself to do well. I'm not, like, 'Oh, well.' I'm not in that category just yet. I don't play great golf a lot anymore. I do it every now and then. I finished third in the British Open last year, so I know I can still do it.

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I think people like players they can relate to.

It seems as if people think they know me. I just think I'm an ordinary Joe who plays golf very, very well.

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About Fred Couples

Quotes 26 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

Everybody teaches a system. I just try to shoot where I'm aiming. I play by sight and feel not by technical thoughts.

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Really in all my years on Tour, in the U.

S. Open I probably played great golf in two of them, out of maybe 20, so it's a lot of work.

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I could go away five or six weeks in a row and never touch a club.

I would just look at them and say, 'I just don't want to; it's not that important.' And it wasn't that important. Golf - I don't want to answer loosely - I pay a lot of attention to it, but I don't ever really think about it.

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I'm pretty much a self-taught player.

My swing hasn't changed a whole lot, I don't think. But I watch a lot of people.

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I left home at 17, traveled. I got married when I was 21. That's a young age. As it turned out, things were fine, then not so fine, and then it was a blunder. That happens all the time.

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Golf is supposed to be fun, but I don't think anything is fun if you're not doing it reasonably well.

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We need a little more fun and that comes with winning.

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I'm a lot older than I was when I was 30, which is kind of hard to believe.

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I can say I won a Senior British Open at Turnberry.

I think that's the best thing about it, the whole week, was playing this course. It's a challenging, very tough course, under extreme weather. But you know, it's nice to win any event.

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I will say I love competing, and I was in a great era of playing with young Phil Mickelson and older Greg Norman and Nick Price. I don't know if YA Title could throw the ball these days, but you can play golf for a long, long time.

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I didn't hit the ball like I was 46. But I putted like I was 66.

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You know, Iā€™m not a PGA of America guy.

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I caddied for a guy who was a very good player, and he gave me a set of clubs, just a starter set: 5-iron, 7-iron, 9-iron, putter and driver. I just loved it. How I developed my swing was to just grab a club and start banging balls.

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