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Couch: The Brightest Star On Father’s Day Is . . . A Mom

As they came to the back nine of the U.S. Open Sunday, golf’s homestretch, Bryson DeChambeau was in the lead with Brooks Koepka  close behind, and NBC and Open officials and pretty much the entire golf industry and the sportsworld praying for those two feuding stars to emerge together, and. . . You know what? Nevermind. Forget those guys. Their feud is petty and fake and done for social media anyway, played out where real men apparently take their problems today: Twitter and Instagram. In the end, DeChambeau choked historically and Koepka choked, too, to a lesser degree. They were embarrassing after all that buildup. And the coolest story of the day on Father’s Day was a mother: Allyson Felix, American hero. If you missed it Sunday, Felix showed us what sports are about. Relentlessness. And courage. And a fighting spirit. And the power of one. And the strength of a mom. She did it with her 3½-year old daughter, Camryn, watching her in the stands in Eugene, Ore. Felix rounded the final turn in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in fifth place, needing to finish in the top three. She had taken the early lead in the […]

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Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in RollingStone.com and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for CNN.com/Bleacher Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for FoxSports.com and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.