April 7-132014
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Fred Couples

Born: 10/03/59

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Height: 5-11      Weight: 185    

College: University of Houston     Turned Pro: 1980    

Wins: 56     World Golf Rank: 515     Career Earnings: $34962910

Residence: La Quinta, California

Family: Single; children GiGi and Oliver


Masters Qualification(s): Masters Tournament Champion

Round 1
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In T
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 4 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 34 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 37 71
Tot. 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1
Round 2
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In T
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 4 4 3 3 5 3 4 4 4 34 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 37 71
Tot. -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2 -2
Round 3
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In T
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 38 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 35 73
Tot. -1 -2 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1
Round 4
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In T
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 34 5 6 3 5 3 7 3 5 4 41 75
Tot. -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 0 0 0 -1 1 1 2 2 2 +2

Complete hole by hole scores

Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2X Bogeys Other
0 14 44 12 2 0

Full scorecard and statistics

1 victories in 29 starts. Made the cut 28 times.

Average Finish: 19

Complete Masters record and stats

0 victories in 1 PGA Tour event starts. Made the cut in 1 events.

Top 10's: 0   Top 5's: 0   Starts: 1   Earnings: $34962910

World Golf Rank: 515

Complete 2014 PGA record and stats

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Hole By Hole Scores
Round 4
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Tot
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 34 5 6 3 5 3 7 3 5 4 41 75
Tot -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 0 0 0 -1 1 1 2 2 2 +2
 
Round 3
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Tot
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 38 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 35 73
Tot -1 -2 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1
 
Round 2
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Tot
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 4 4 3 3 5 3 4 4 4 34 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 37 71
Tot -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2 -2
 
Round 1
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Tot
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 4 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 34 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 37 71
Tot 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1

Tournament Recap
  0 14 44 12 2 0
  Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2X Bogeys Other

Performance by Round
  Par 3s Par 4s Par 5s
Rnd 1 +1 E -2
Rnd 2 +1 +1 -3
Rnd 3 +2 +1 -2
Rnd 4 E +2 +1
All Rnds +4 +4 -6

Day leads Masters at 6-under

Jason Day and fellow countryman Marc Leishman are halfway to delivering Australia a first green jacket. Day posted 4-under-par 68 and leads the Masters Tournament by one shot over Leishman (73) and Fred Couples (71). The 25-year-old Day, who tied ...

Former champions in contention after first round of Masters

Former Masters champions Zach Johnson, Trevor Immelman and patron favorite Fred Couples put their names on the leaderboard on the opening day of the 2013 Masters Tournament. Immelman and Couples are tied for fourth place with four others after shooting ...

Jason Dufner quietly determined

Jason Dufner was on a roll through the first two days of the 2012 Masters Tournament. With opening rounds of 69-70, he had struck for 11 birdies and was tied for the 36-hole lead with Fred Couples. It all ...

Couples in tie with Dufner

It’s a two-man show after 36 holes of the Masters Tournament – but not the two anyone expected. Instead of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy taking top billing, the leading men are 52-year-old former Masters champion Fred Couples and 35-year-old ...

Woodland makes second cut at Masters

Plenty of things have changed about Gary Woodland’s golf game this year. One thing hasn’t: making cuts in a major. For the second time in two Masters’ appearances – and sixth time in seven majors – Woodland is sticking around ...

Couples turns back the clock for tie with Dufner

It’s a two-man show after 36 holes of the Masters Tournament – just not the two anyone expected. Instead of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy taking top billing, the leading men are 52-year-old former Masters champion Fred Couples and 35-year-old ...

Woods needs to make up plenty ground to win fifth green jacket

If Tiger Woods is going to win his fifth green jacket, he’ll have to make up plenty of ground. Woods struggled throughout Friday’s second round and finished with 3-over-par 75. He is eight shots behind co-leaders Fred Couples and Jason ...

Couples happy with position heading into third round

Fred Couples is “shocked.” Maybe the huge Augusta National galleries were too, but they enjoyed, as usual, his sprint to the top of the Masters leaderboard during Friday’s second round. Couples, 52 years old but rejuvenated every time he plays ...

Fred Couples still a contender 20 years after Masters win

Fred Couples’ mind moves in mysterious ways, wandering this direction and that as casually unencumbered as the man himself. So when you ask about his major moment 20 years ago, you shouldn’t be surprised by anything that comes out. “1992 ...

Caddies for Tiger Woods, Fred Couples move on

Two of the best-known player-caddie partnerships in recent Masters Tournament history are just that – history. Caddies who have been closely associated with two Mas­ters stars – Fred Couples and Tiger Woods – will be pulling clubs for other players ...

Fred Couples still a contender 20 years after 1992 Masters win

Fred Couples’ mind moves in mysterious ways, wandering this direction and that as casually unencumbered as the man himself. So when you ask Couples about his major moment 20 years ago, you shouldn’t be surprised by anything that comes out. ...

Couples regains ground after mistake on No. 8

As other contenders tried to climb up the leaderboard Saturday, Fred Couples was hoping to get back to where he began the third round. The 1992 Masters Tournament champion had to rebound from a double bogey on the par-5 eighth and responded by closing strongly to finish with even-par 72 and remain at 5-under as he continued to battle back pain.

Couples stays on top from get-go

Fred Couples, the sockless and ageless one, will look back at his 26th Masters Tournament and not shake his head over what could have been on Sunday.

Couples rarely acts his age on the course

It's been said that things begin going downhill after a person turns 50.

Couples shows the old guy has still got it-- again

Fred Couples twisted one way, then the other, wincing as he tried to loosen up his aching back. It's moments like this that make the 50-year-old feel twice his age.

All in the game

The new, fan-friendly Tiger Woods played a lot like the old one in his return to competitive golf Thursday at the Masters Tournament.

Player notebook

COUPLES TREADS LIGHTLY: Thousands of patrons followed Tiger Woods and Fred Couples around Augusta National Golf Club on Monday as the two former Masters Tournament champions practiced together. While most of the attention went to Woods in his first public appearance on a golf course in more than four months, a few discerning patrons zeroed in on Couples' shoes.

Victories on Champions Tour lift Couples' spirits

Fred Couples is again playing well going into the Masters Tournament. Couples, who turned 50 on Oct. 3 and won three of his four Champions Tour starts, wishes being a factor at Augusta were that simple.

Woods, Couples will have practice round company

Fred Couples provided more information on the practice round at Augusta National Golf Club he has scheduled Monday with Tiger Woods, who is making his comeback at the Masters Tournament.

Couples will play practice round with Woods

Tiger Woods has one practice-round partner lined up as he prepares for his comeback to golf at the Masters Tournament in April.

Van Brimmer: Like Couples, Immelman must take the break he got and run with it

"You don't ever get a break like that."

Balky putting costs Couples shot at cuts record

Fred Couples was 10 feet away from Masters Tournament history Friday, and he knew it.

Couples' cut streak comes to end

More than a cut above?

Fred Couples' consecutive cut streak at the Masters Tournament was in danger last year.

Couples ties Player's streak of cuts made

Take a good look at Fred Couples this weekend in the Masters Tournament. You might not see him again this season.

Couples copes with rough patch

Fred Couples hasn't been enjoying his season, if you can call it that. The 1992 Masters Tournament champion loves playing the early season West Coast events. They give him the kind of confidence and preparation he needs leading into the Florida Swing and his favorite event, the Masters.

Woods, Couples are let down by putters

The golf axiom, "Drive for show, putt for dough," never was truer than in the final round of the 70th Masters Tournament. Just ask Tiger Woods and Fred Couples.

Putter dooms Couples' Masters bid

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Fred Couples was tied for the lead and chasing Masters history when he stood above a little 4-foot birdie putt at the second hole.

Couples' third round gets off to rough start

Fred Couples left the Champions Locker Room and hurried to his courtesy car waiting in Founders Circle.

Couples has the right answers

Fred Couples has conjured up the old magic at the Masters Tournament. The 46-year-old former champion said Friday's parlor act felt like "11 hours of golf."

No. 15 draws blood, steals second place from Couples

Firethorn lived up to its name Friday. The 15th hole at Augusta National Golf Club was a barb under the fingernails of the world's best golfers in the second round of the Masters Tournament.

Veterans stay near top of pack

Fred Couples is long enough to win at the elongated Augusta National Golf Club.

Couples thinks Masters offers major possibilities

Fred Couples doesn't seem like a Toby Keith kind of country music fan, but Keith's recent hit single could be Couples' new mantra.


Masters Record

Year Place Score Round Money
1 2 3 4
2013 13 -1 68 71 77 71 $ 145,600
2012 12 -2 72 67 75 72 $ 156,800
2011 15 -4 71 68 72 73 $ 128,000
2010 6 -9 66 75 68 70 $ 270,000
2009 51 +2 73 73     $ 10,000
2008 46 +4 76 72     $ 10,000
2007 30 +13 76 76 78 71 $ 43,085
2006 3 -4 71 70 72 71 $ 315,700
2005 39 +7 75 71 77 72 $ 32,200
2004 6 -2 73 69 74 70 $ 189,893
2003 28 +6 73 75 69 77 $ 43,500
2002 36 +6 73 73 76 72 $ 26,950
2001 26 -2 74 71 73 68 $ 44,800
2000 11 E 76 72 70 70 $ 105,800
1999 27 +4 74 71 76 71 $ 29,000
1998 2 -8 69 70 71 70 $ 281,600
1997 7 -2 72 69 73 72 $ 78,570
1996 15 E 78 68 71 71 $ 43,750
1995 10 -6 71 69 67 75 $ 57,200
1993 20 E 72 70 74 72 $ 17,000
1992 1 -13 69 67 69 70 $ 270,000
1991 33 -1 67 73 72 75 $ 6,371
1990 5 -4 74 69 72 69 $ 50,000
1989 11 +1 72 76 74 67 $ 25,567
1988 5 -3 75 68 71 71 $ 36,500
1986 31 +3 72 77 70 72 $ 4,875
1985 10 -1 75 73 69 70 $ 16,800
1984 10 -5 71 73 67 72 $ 16,200
1983 32 +7 73 68 81 73 $ 2,900


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