Couples withdraws from Dick's Open
8/14/2012 (Updated 10:57:42 PM)ENDICOTT -- Tournament officials announced today that Fred Couples has withdrawn from this years Dicks Sporting Goods Open due to back problems. A recent winner at the Senior British Open, Couples was looking forward to making his first appearance in the Dicks Sporting Goods Open and returning to EnJoie Golf Course for the first time since 1995. Couples won the 1991 B. C. Open in Endicott.
Obviously, given my success at En-Joie on the PGA TOUR, I was really looking forward to playing in this years Dicks Sporting Goods Open. However, my back has been an issue throughout my career and its just not going to allow me to play this week. Couples said. I hope I feel better and compete in Seattle next week.
With or without Fred, it is still undoubtedly the strongest Champions Tour field of the year, said Dicks Sporting Goods Open tournament director John Karedes. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him at En-Joie in 2013.
Couples was replaced in the field by Ken Green, a winner of five events on the PGA TOUR.
Here's an updated Field:
Allem, Fulton Glasson, Bill Pate, Steve
Allen, Michael Goodes, Mike Pavin, Corey
Armour III, Tommy Green, Ken Peoples, David
Bean, Andy Haas, Jay Perry, Kenny
Beck, Chip Hallberg, Gary Price, Nick
Blake, Jay Don Hart, Jeff Purtzer, Tom
Brooks, Mark Horgan III, P.H. Reid, Mike
Browne, Olin Huston, John Roberts, Loren
Bryant, Brad Irwin, Hale Rutledge, Jim
Byrd, Robin Jacobsen, Peter Schulz, Ted
Calcavecchia, Mark Jenkins, Tom Senior, Peter
Chapman, Roger Jones, Steve Sigel, Jay
Clampett, Bobby Kite, Tom Simpson, Scott
Cook, John Langer, Bernhard Sindelar, Joey
Daley, Joe Lehman, Tom Sluman, Jeff
Doyle, Allen Levi, Wayne Spittle, Rod
Edwards, Joel Lowery, Steve Stadler, Craig
Eger, David Lu, Chien Soon Sutton, Hal
Faxon, Brad Lyle, Sandy Thorpe, Jim
Fernandez, Vicente Magee, Andrew Triplett, Kirk
Fleisher, Bruce Marsh, Graham Tway, Bob
Forsman, Dan Mast, Dick Wadkins, Bobby
Freeman, Jeff McCullough, Mike Watson, Tom
Frost, David McNulty, Mark Weibring, D.A.
Funk, Fred Morgan, Gil Wiebe, Mark
Gallagher, Jr.,Jim Nielsen, Lonnie Wood, Willie
Gilder, Bob O'Meara, Mark Zoeller, Fuzzy
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