Cochran's favorites: Hoops, BBQ and Eastwood flicks

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Russ 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"

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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

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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

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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

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