Fred Couples withdraws due to back
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. -- Fred Couples withdrew from the Champions Tour's Boeing Classic on Friday because of back problems on the first hole.
Couples, from Seattle, has a long history of back issues and took three weeks off before the tournament.
After his drive on No. 1 at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Couples lagged behind partners Mark O'Meara and John Cook and rubbed his lower back. When Couples reached his ball, he had a conversation with O'Meara and the two fist pumped. O'Meara and Cook ...
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