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Fred Couples

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (58) / 10/3/1959
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 185

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Fred Couples kept his foot on the gas in round two of the 2017 Masters Tournament, firing a 2-under-par 34-36=70, reaching 1-under 143 after 36 holes, just three strokes off the pacesetters at the top.
Boom Boom had to miss last year's Masters due to a back injury but he's off to the races this year, as usual at Augusta National. It was all about ball-striking today as he circled six birdies and five of them came on putts from inside six feet. Making his 32nd start at this event, this will go in the books as his 29th cut made here and 43rd time he's positioned himself inside the top 10 after any Masters round. Couples had missed the cut in his last four PGA TOUR appearances, dating back to 2014, but he always finds the magic after driving down Magnolia Lane. Fri, Apr 7, 2017 06:53:00 PM

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Fred Couples is looking good on the senior circuit ahead of the 81st Masters where he'll be making his 32nd appearance.

The 1992 champ is 28-for-31 at Augusta National Golf Club, but one of those missed cuts came in his latest appearance (2015) and he missed last year's edition due to injury. Injuries (back problems specifically) are always the question mark when it comes to Boom Boom actually teeing it up come Thursday. On the bright side, Boom Boom has posted finishes of 2-T6-WIN-T4 on the PGA TOUR Champions tour this season, showing some form ahead of his showdown with Augusta National.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 02:08:00 PM

The annual crowd favorite Fred Couples has withdrawn from the 80th Masters, and the crowds at Augusta National Golf Club will need to turn their attention elsewhere. UPDATE: Couples returned to action with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 during round one of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, his first action since a 37th-place since in October's PowerShares QQQ Championship

The 1992 Masters champion is noted for his chronic back troubles, and that's the culprit again this week. Couples sports a 28-for-31 record at this event, including 11 total top 10s. Last year's missed cut broke a streak of five straight top 20s. Boom Boom doesn't make many regular TOUR stops these days, but gamers should take notice again whenever his back feels up to the challenge.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Hall of Famer Fred Couples embarks on his 34th playing of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera CC.

World No. 1 Jordan Spieth highlights the 144-man field and is grouped with two-time NTO champ Couples in rounds one and two for a third straight year. Like Spieth, Couples also reached the pinnacle in the world rankings, back in 1992, 16 months before Spieth was born. The 56-year-old annually plays two tournaments on the younger circuit for certain, the Masters and the Northern Trust. Overall, he has 14 top 10s in 33 prior appearances, but none since T7 five years ago and his last four show: CUT-CUT-T46-CUT. Couples' first NTO win was in '90 where he rode a 9-under 62 in R3 to victory. It remains a career low on TOUR in 2,146 rounds. He warmed-up with a solo second last week on the Champions Tour at the Chubb Classic.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 11:32:00 AM

Fred Couples makes his annual pilgrimage to Augusta National Golf Club for the 79th Masters.

Boom Boom always gets up for this big game, posting top 25s in 19 of his 30 appearances at ANGC. Age is of no importance as his results resemble a fine wine, getting better with age. Each of his last five trips down Magnolia Lane have yielded top 20s and that commands respect in all fantasy formats this week.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 08:01:00 PM

Fred Couples makes his annual pilgrimage to Riviera Country Club for this week's Northern Trust Open.

Couples needed a sponsor exemption to crack the field this week, but it's well deserved. You won't find a better looking Riviera CC resume if you tried. In 32 starts, he's missed the cut just four times while reaching the podium on six occasions, winning two of those. Boom Boom deserves a second look in deeper formats this week.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Fred Couples has decided to jump down from the Champions Tour to compete in the Wyndham Championship with the flat bellies this week.

He went from 1993 to 2009 without playing this event, but tied for fifth in '09 at Sedgfield CC before missing the cut in 2010 and taking another sabbatical until this week. There doesn't appear to be any logical reason as to why he would tee it up this week. He ranks 214th in the FedExCup standings and, short of winning, wouldn't qualify for the Playoffs. Then again, he's Freddie Boom Boom and can do whatever he wants.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Fred Couples turned in a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in the third round of the Masters, and his 1-under 215 is only four off the lead with 18 to play.

Couples retreated early, with three bogeys to just one birdie on his outward nine. He made up some ground on the back nine at Augusta National, more than erasing his two bogeys with three birdies. There is no doubt that Couples will be the darling of the patrons in the final round. History isn't on his side, as no player in their 50s has ever won a major championship.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Fred Couples chased his opening, 1-under-par 71 at the Masters with another in the second round.

Couples turned in respective nines of 34 and 37 today. He rolled in four birdies, three of which on par 5s. Five of his seven birdies this week have come on the quartet of par 5s at Augusta National. He also squared three bogeys, but came to rest just five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. It's the second consecutive edition in which he's posted red numbers in the first two rounds, and the third time in the last four.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Fred Couples posted a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in his opening round of the 78th Masters.

Oh, the beauty of the sport of golf when even a 54-year-old former Masters champion can make noise in the opening round. Couples landed 14 greens in regulation and converted three birdies, including a left-to-right, long-range bender at the par-4 fifth. He bogeyed 12 and 17. It's the fourth time in five editions that he's signed for a red number on Thursday, a feat he achieved only six times in his first 25 trips. This week marks his 30th appearance.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Fred Couples is no longer a PGA TOUR regular, but that hasn't stopped him from experiencing post-50 success at the Masters of late.

Boom Boom was born for Augusta National, cracking the top 15 in each of his last four trips after turning 50. While a balky back has limited his run up to this week, it may not matter. It's not like he doesn't know his way around the place. Couples has missed just two cuts in 29 trips, cracking the top 10 on 11 occasions with three top-three finishes. He is a prime candidate for selections in certain fantasy formats this week.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:02:00 PM

There are few events left on the PGA TOUR schedule that Fred Couples still frequents, but count the Northern Trust Open as one of them.

Riviera Country Club holds massive appeal to the veteran, twice winning this event and thrice finishing runnner-up. While he needs a sponsor exemption just to compete, how could they not award one to the guy who's missed this stop just one time since 1982. He's not just taking up a spot in the field either. Couples tied for third here in 2009 and shared seventh in 2011.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Fred Couples will make a PGA TOUR appearance at this week’s Memorial.

It was announced today that Couples will be paired for the first two rounds with Tiger Woods and Keegan Bradley, so here’s hoping Woods’ caddy Joe LaCava doesn’t have a flashback and reach for Couples’ bag. Couples was the winner at Muirfield Village in 1998, and also posted back-to-back runner-ups in 2004 and 2005. He’s made two starts on the big stage in 2013, sharing 46th at Riviera and nabbing a T13 at Augusta National.
Tue, May 28, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Fred Couples ended the Masters with a 1-under-par 36-35=71, finishing the week at 1-under 287.

Couples had three outstanding rounds at the Masters, but a third-round 77 while playing with Jason Day in the final pairing on Saturday ruined his week. It will mark the fourth consecutive year that he's posted a top-15 finish.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Fred Couples backed up his opening 68 at the Masters with a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in the second round to stake outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 5-under 139.

The ageless wonder hit 12 greens in regulation today but didn't clinch the red number until a birdie at the par-4 18th hole. Prior to that, he rolled in birdies at Nos. 3, 6, 8 and 12 that offset bogeys at the first and fourth holes as well as a double at the par-4 seventh. Couples shared the 36-hole lead with Jason Dufner last year before fading to finish T12. (Dufner placed T24.)
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 03:28:00 PM