Since turning 50, playing well in the first two rounds has not been a problem for Fred Couples.
The 1992 Masters winner, now 57, has been in the top 10 through 36 holes six of the seven years, including this year. But staying among the leaders has been an issue.
On Saturday, Couples shot 2-over 74 to fall out of the top 10. He was 1-under through 14 holes, but a double bogey at the par-5 15th and a bogey at the par-3 16th derailed his chances.
Couples’ only top-10 finish since turning 50 came in 2010, when he placed sixth.