Saturday, January 21
VIDEO: Two Freds (Couples and Funk) Outside of Comfort Zone
FRED COUPLES AND FRED FUNK have spent many years together on the golf course. Now, as shown in this humorous spot, the two competitors are honing their pitches for Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.
Couples has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the company, while Funk has received an extension. Commercials with the two Champions Tour players will air on Golf Channel and other cable and network stations.
Couples is a winner of 15 PGA Tour events and six Champions Tour events, including the 1992 Masters Tournament, the 1984 and 1996 Players Championship and the 2011 Senior Players Championship. As captain of the U.S. Presidents Cup team, he led America to victory in 2009 and 2011. Couples was named the PGA Player of the Year in 1992 and was twice named PGA Tour Player of the Year.
Funk is a winner of eight PGA Tour events, including the 2005 Players Championship. He has won six Champion Tour events—half of them majors.
−The Armchair Golfer