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    In the November 2000 issue of Golf Digest Fred Couples recounts when he first learned that there is no such thing as a sure bet. The lesson was learned when the late tennis player Bobby Riggs, challenged him to a golf money match. There was one condition though – Riggs wanted one “throw” per hole. Even with one throw it seemed highly unlikely Riggs could beat the professional golfer, so Couples took the bet.  

    “On the first hole I hit my approach shot to 15 feet. Meanwhile it took Riggs four shots to reach the green,” said Couples. “But just as I got set to putt Riggs walked over, picked up my ball and threw it out-of-bounds.”

    Riggs started laughing and wouldn’t accept Couples money.

    “You’ve heard the lesson before, but here it is again,” Couples said, “If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.”

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