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COUPLES Fred

Fred COUPLES

USA

Biography

ResidenceSanta Barbara, California, USA
Date of Birth:03/10/1959
Place of BirthSeattle, Washington, USA
Height & Weight6ft 0in 13st 3lbs (180cm 84kg)
FamilyChildren: GigI, Oliver
InterestsAll sports, tennis, antiques, vintage cars, cycling
Turned Pro1980
Qualifying School

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Biography

Introduced to the game by his late father, who worked in Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. Best year came in 1992 when he won three times, including the Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Voted US Tour Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992. Became the first player to win two Players' Championships at Sawgrass when eagled the 16th and birdied the 17th to beat Colin Montgomerie. Recorded back-to-back victories on the European Tour in 1995, capturing the Dubai Desert Classic and Johnnie Walker Classic at the start of that season.

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European Tour Wins3
Senior Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR536
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 352,758 (2005)

Teams

Ryder Cup 1989, 91 (winners), 93 (winners), 95, 97 Alfred Dunhill Cup 1991, 92, 93 (winners), 94 World Cup of Golf 1992, 93, 94, 95 (team winner each year with Davis Love III) Four Tours World Championship 1990, 91 Presidents Cup 1994 (winners), 96 (winners), 98, 05 (winners)

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