Cochran's favorites: Hoops, BBQ and Eastwood flicksRuss Cochran will defend his first Champions Tour title next week in South Korea.September 07, 2011
Dave Senko, Champions Tour staff
Russ Cochran's first Champions Tour victory came in a playoff against Fred Funk at last year's Songdo IBD Championship. Now a three-time winner on the Champions Tour after adding the 2010 SAS Championship and 2011 Senior British Open titles to his resume, he'll defend his title next week against a formidable field at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. He sat down with Dave Senko of the Champions Tour to share some of his favorite things and insights.
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Favorite TV show -- "The Mentalist"
Favorite sport to watch on TV (outside golf) -- College Basketball
Favorite team as a kid -- University of Kentucky basketball
First job -- Mowing lawns
Favorite meal -- Barbecue and cornbread
Favorite can't-miss restaurants on Tour -- Garibaldi's Café in Savannah and What's David's in Songdo, South Korea
One talent I'd most love to have -- To be able to sing
Favorite athlete in another sport -- Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints
Favorite course I haven't played yet -- Old Head Golf Links in Ireland
All-time favorite movie -- Any Clint Eastwood western
My wife would say my worst habit is -- Leaving clothes lying around
Most memorable vacation -- Hilton Head Island
Person I'd most like to sit down for a discussion with and why -- George W. Bush, I feel like I could ask him anything
What I currently drive -- GMC Yukon
Most memorable shot -- My 35-foot birdie putt at No. 16 at Cog Hill in 1991
Favorite charity -- I try to be active in many fundraisers
Does your cell phone have a special ring? -- No
Favorite non-golf activity -- Visiting my kids and my friends
Favorite music on the iPod?? -- Don't own one.
My Bucket List -- Attend the U.S. Open in tennis and travel to South America