It has been nearly 24 years since World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples strolled the fairways at En-Joie Golf Course. At this year’s DICK’S Sporting Goods Open, the beloved legend returns to Endicott to compete for the first time in his PGA TOUR Champions career, as the excitement throughout Broome County is palpable for young fans, those who go back four decades and Tournament Director John Karedes, who has seen it all in one of golf’s iconic locales.
“We are thrilled to have Fred in the field for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open,” said Karedes. “This Tour is about providing opportunities for our fans and partners to interact with the game’s legends, and he is certainly near the top of a very short list of legendary figures in golf. The fact that he’s a former B.C. Open champion makes it even more meaningful to us.”