World Golf Hall of Fame member and 1992 Masters Champion debuts Sep. 25
“The Fred Couples Show” will cover the world of golf and showcase his passion for all sports
NEW YORK – September 11, 2014 –SiriusXM announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame member, 1992 Masters Champion and two-time PLAYERS Championship winner Fred Couples has joined SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208).
He will host The Fred Couples Show monthly starting Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 pm ET, the night before the Ryder Cup.
Couples became one of the game’s most prominent and beloved players while rising to #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in the 1990s and remains as popular as ever today. On his new show he will take calls and interact with golf fans around the country, discuss the latest news from around the game, and offer instructional tips for players of all different skill levels.
The program will also regularly venture beyond the world of golf. Couples is a fervent sports fan and examples of his involvement with other sports and athletes are plentiful. The Seattle native was given the honor of raising the “12th man” flag at a Seahawks game late last season during Seattle’s run to the Super Bowl. In 2009 he famously invited NBA legend Michael Jordan to be one of his assistant coaches for the U.S. Presidents Cup team, and he can regularly be seen sitting courtside at basketball games. Couples will invite his listeners to call in and talk about the NFL, NBA, major league baseball, college sports and more.
“Hosting this show is going be a lot of fun for a sports nut like me, and SiriusXM is the perfect place to do it,” said Couples. “We’ll cover anything and everything in golf with the freedom to dive into many other sports and topics as well. It’s a great time of year to be a fan. I’m excited to get on the air to share my thoughts and hear what people across the country are thinking.”
“Fred, in addition to being one of the game’s greatest players, has the kind of engaging personality that is made for radio,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “We’re thrilled to have him on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio to share stories and insight from his illustrious career, especially on the eve of the Ryder Cup, a competition that he knows as well as anybody. With Fred’s wide-ranging interests, he is as comfortable talking about football, basketball and baseball as he is talking golf, which will make this an entertaining show for any sports fan.”
Couples turned professional in 1980 and rose to #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in 1992. His resume includes 15 PGA TOUR wins, including memorable victories in the 1992 Masters Tournament and the PLAYERS Championships in 1984 and 1996. He won both PGA TOUR Player of the Year and the Vardon Trophy, awarded for lowest scoring average, in 1991 and 1992. A fixture for the United States in international team competitions, Couples played on five Ryder Cup teams and four Presidents Cup teams, and he captained the winning Presidents Cup teams in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He has 11 victories on the Champions Tour since joining that circuit in 2010, and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.
SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio offers live golf play-by-play of PGA TOUR events and major championships. This year the channel unveiled an expanded programming lineup that offers the best daily golf talk, news, analysis and instruction on radio. Hosts on the channel include World Golf Hall of Fame members Ben Crenshaw and Hubert Green, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Annika Sorenstam, Chris DiMarco, Rich Beem, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Mark Carnevale, John Maginnes, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, Matt Adams, Brian Katrek, Sandy McIlree, Larry Rinker, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, John Swantek, Jeff Warne, Greg Warmoth and Taylor Zarzour. Listeners can also hear Golf Channel programming.
Visit www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio for a daily schedule.
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