Who's who: Fred Couples

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Who's who: Fred Couples

  • Name:

    Frederick Steven Couples
  • Also known as:

    Boom Boom; Freddie
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 3, 1959 in Seattle, King County, Washington.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Seattle, Washington
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1980

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). Senior MAJORS (2). Ryder Cup player (1989, '91, '93, '95, '97). Presidents Cup player (1994, '96, '98, 2005). Presidents Cup captain (2009, '11, '13). Multiple wins on the US PGA, Champions, European and other international tours. PGA Tour leading money winner (1992). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2013).

Golf course design

Since 1991 Fred Couples has worked closely with Gene Bates on the design of several golf courses, including (but not limited to): Kelly Plantation, Carolina National, Heron Ridge, San Juan Oaks, The Rise (British Columbia) and Tomson Pudong (Shanghai).

Did you know?

"Boom-Boom" Freddie Couples is one of the leading stars of the US Tour, and is known internationally throughout the golfing world. He attended college at the University of Houston, and now lives in La Quinta, California. Couples is one of a very few golfers who never wears a golf glove.

Top tournaments won by Fred Couples

2017
America
201 (-15)
$300,000
AmFam Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

AmFam Ins

Played as the American Family Insurance Ch'ship (June 23-25). Second-placed Scott Verplank (USA) finished 2 shots behind Couples (USA), whose final round 66 clinched the win. [University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin].

2017
America
TwinEagles
200 (-16)
$240,000
Chubb

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Chubb

Played as the Chubb Classic (Feb 17-19). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Couples (USA), who recorded his 12th Champions Tour win. [Talon course, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, FL].

2014
America
Canyon Meadows
195 (-15)
$337,500
Shaw Comms

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Canyon Meadows

Score

195 (-15)

Prize money

$337,500

Title sponsor

Shaw Comms

Played as the Shaw Charity Classic (Aug 29-31). Couples (USA) beat Billy Andrade (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Couples shot a course-record final round 61 to force the playoff. [Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta].

2014
America
Newport Beach, CA
198 (-15)
$262,500
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 14-16). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot), Steve Pate (USA) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Couples (USA), who recorded his tenth Champions Tour win. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA].

2013
America
267 (-17)
$440,000
Charles Schwab

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$440,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 31-Nov 3; Champions Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger), Peter Senior (Aus) and Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 6 shots behind Couples (USA). [TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, CA].

2013
Awards
68.64
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

68.64

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Couples (USA) won his third (and second straight) Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 68.92; Kenny Perry (USA) was third with 69.21.

2012
America
202 (-14)
$240,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (March 23-25). Second-placed Michael Allen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Couples (USA), who shot a course-record opening round 63. [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

€256,059

Title sponsor

Rolex

The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex (26th) (July 26-29). Second-placed Gary Hallberg (USA) finished 2 shots behind Couples (USA), who claimed his second senior major title. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].

2012
Awards
68.52
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

68.52

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Couples (USA) won his second Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 68.76; Tom Lehman (USA) was third with 68.92.

2011
Majors
273 (-11)
$405,000
Constellation Energy

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$405,000

Title sponsor

Constellation Energy

Played as the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship (Aug 18-21). Couples (USA) beat John Cook (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole to claim his first senior major title. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

193 (-23)

Prize money

$277,500

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Championship (Oct 14-16). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 7 shots behind Couples (USA). [Canyons course, TPC San Antonio, Texas].

2010
America
199 (-17)
$255,000
Administaff

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Administaff

Played as the Administaff Small Business Classic (Oct 22-24). Second-placed Mark Wiebe (USA) finished 7 shots behind Couples (USA), who shot a tournament record final round 63. [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

2010
America
Punta Espada
195 (-21)
$240,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Punta Espada

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cap Cana Championship (March 26-28). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Couples (USA). This was Couples' third straight win in only his fourth start on the Champions Tour. [Punta Espada GC, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic].

2010
Awards
67.96
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

67.96

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Couples (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Nick Price (Zim) was second with 69.09; Bernhard Langer (Ger) was third with 69.18.

2010
America
Newport Beach, CA
195 (-18)
$255,000
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

195 (-18)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 5-7). Second-placed Ronnie Black (USA) finished 4 shots behind Couples (USA), who won his second straight Champions Tour title. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].

2010
Awards
$2,344,894
see Score
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

$2,344,894

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Couples (USA) won the Champions Tour 2010 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished second on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,344,894.

2010
America
Quarry of Naples
199 (-17)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Quarry of Naples

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 12-14). Second-placed Tommy Armour III (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Couples (USA). Armour was playing in his first Champions Tour event, Couples in his second. [The Quarry GC, Naples, FL].

2004
America
La Quinta, The GC at
11 skins
$640,000
Merrill Lynch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

La Quinta, The GC at

Score

11 skins

Prize money

$640,000

Title sponsor

Merrill Lynch

Played as the Merrill Lynch Skins Game (Nov 27/28). Couples (USA) won with a total of 11 skins worth $640,000; the final three skins (worth $340,000) were only secured after a four-hole sudden-death playoff. Second was Tiger Woods (USA) with 5 skins worth $310,00. Third was Adam Scott (Aus) with 2 skins worth $50,000. Annika Sorenstam (Swe, LPGA Tour) was shut out with no skins. [GC at La Quinta, La Quinta, California; at the time known as Trilogy at La Quinta].

2003
America
267 (-21)
$810,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 24-27). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Stuart Appleby (Aus) and Hank Kuehne (USA) finished 4 shots behind Couples (USA), who claimed his first PGA Tour win in five years. [Member course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2003
America
La Quinta, The GC at
8 skins
$605,000
ConAgra

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

La Quinta, The GC at

Score

8 skins

Prize money

$605,000

Title sponsor

ConAgra

Played as the ConAgra Foods Skins Game (Nov 29/30). Couples (USA) won with a total of 8 skins worth $605,000. Second was Annika Sörenstam (Swe, LPGA Tour) 5 skins worth $225,000. Third was Phil Mickelson (USA) 5 skins worth $170,000. Mark O'Meara (USA) was shut out with no skins. [GC at La Quinta, La Quinta, California; at the time known as Trilogy at La Quinta].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

1 up

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Hyundai

Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Dec 6-9; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Mark Calcavecchia (USA) & Fred Couples (USA) beat defending champions Tom Lehman (USA) & Duffy Waldorf (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [Monarch Beach Links, Dana Point, CA].

1999
America
184 (-32)
$175,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

184 (-32)

Prize money

$175,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (Nov 12-14; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Scott McCarron (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA) finished 6 shots behind Fred Couples (USA) & David Duval (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

1 up

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 11/12; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Mark Calcavecchia (USA) & Fred Couples (USA) beat Steve Elkington (Aus) & Jeff Maggert (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

11 skins

Prize money

$635,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 27/28; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Couples (USA) won with a total of 11 skins worth $635,000. Second was defending champion Mark O'Meara (USA) 5 skins worth $245,000. Third was Sergio Garcia (Esp) 2 skins worth $120,000. David Duval (USA) was shut out with no skins. [North course, GC at Terra Lago, Indio, California; at the time known as Landmark GC].

1998
America
Bermuda Dunes CC
332 (-28)
$414,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Bermuda Dunes CC

Score

332 (-28)

Prize money

$414,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 14-18). Couples (USA) beat Bruce Lietzke (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; La Quinta CC; PGA West (Palmer Private)].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$396,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 28-31). Second-placed Andrew Magee (USA) finished 4 shots behind Couples (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 28-31). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) and Tommy Tolles (USA) finished 4 shots behind Couples (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1996
America
Rancho La Quinta CC
9 skins
$280,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Rancho La Quinta CC

Score

9 skins

Prize money

$280,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 30-Dec 1; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Defending champion Couples (USA) won with a total of 9 skins worth $280,000. Second was Tom Watson (USA) 7 skins worth $220,000. Third was Tiger Woods (USA) 2 skins worth $40,000. John Daly (USA) was shut out with no skins. [Rancho La Quinta CC, Coachella Valley, California].

1995
Asia
Orchard G&CC, Manila
277 (-11)
£100,000
Johnnie Walker

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Orchard G&CC, Manila

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Classic (Eurpn Tr event in Asia). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Couples (USA). [Palmer course, Orchard G&CC, Dasmarinas, Philippines].

1995
America
279 (-5)
$550,000
Johnnie Walker

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$550,000

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker World Golf Championship (Dec 14-17; at the time the world's richest tournament for an elite field of the world's top players). Couples (USA) beat Loren Roberts (USA) and Vijay Singh (Fiji) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica].

1995
America
7 skins
$270,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Bighorn

Score

7 skins

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 25/26; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Couples (USA) won with a total of 7 skins worth $270,000. Second was Corey Pavin (USA) 10 skins worth $240,000. Third was Peter Jacobsen (USA) 1 skin worth $30,000. Defending champion Tom Watson (USA) was shut out with no skins. [Mountains course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 19-22; Eurpn Tr season-opener). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Couples (USA). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

1994
America
Warwick Hills
270 (-18)
$198,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open (Aug 4-7). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Couples (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Heineken

Played as the World Cup of Golf (individual low score) (Nov 10-13). Second-placed Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 5 shots behind Fred Couples (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: Fred Couples & Davis Love III (USA). [East course, TPC Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Dorado Beach Resort].].

1994
America
190 (-26)
$150,000
Franklin Funds

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

190 (-26)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Funds

Played as the Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (Nov 18-20; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) & Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 2 shots behind the winning team of Fred Couples (USA) & Brad Faxon (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

1994
America
279 (-13)
$180,000
Lincoln-Mercury

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

279 (-13)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Lincoln-Mercury

Played as the Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International (Nov 3-6; PGA Tour post-season unofficial money event). Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) finished shots behind defending champion Couples (USA), who aced the par-3 11th with an 8-iron on his way to victory. [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

1993
America
Weston Hills, FL
207 (-9)
$198,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Weston Hills, FL

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 11-14). Couples (USA) beat Robert Gamez (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. A year earlier Couples was runner-up in the Honda Classic, beaten by Corey Pavin at the second playoff hole. [Weston Hills CC, Weston, nr Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1993
America
274 (-16)
$180,000
Lincoln-Mercury

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

274 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Lincoln-Mercury

Played as the Lincoln Mercury Kapalua International (Nov 4-7; PGA Tour post-season unofficial money event). Second-placed Blaine McCallister (USA) finished 4 shots behind Couples (USA). [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii; Bay course also used for earlier rounds].

1992
Awards
69.38
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

69.38

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Couples (USA) won his second straight PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Nick Price (Zim) was second with 69.61; Raymond Floyd (USA) and Tom Kite (USA) were tied third with 69.69.

1992
Awards
69.38
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

69.38

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Couples (USA) won his second straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Nick Price (Zim) was second with 69.61; Raymond Floyd (USA) was third with 69.69.

1992
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Couples (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1992
Awards
$1,344,188
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

$1,344,188

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Couples (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1992 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,344,188 on the Tour. Davis Love III (USA) was second with $1,191,630; John Cook (USA) was third with $1,165,606.

1992
Majors
275 (-13)
$270,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (56th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Couples (USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1992
America
269 (-19)
$180,000
Nestle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Nestle

Played as The Nestle Invitational (Mar 19-22). Second-placed Gene Sauers (USA) finished 9 shots behind Couples (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

1992
America
269 (-15)
$180,000
Nissan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Los Angeles Open (Feb 27-Mar 1). Couples (USA) beat Davis Love III (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to win this event for the second time in three years. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1992
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Couples (USA) won his second straight Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1991
America
269 (-15)
$180,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the Federal Express St Jude Classic (June 27-30). Second-placed Rick Fehr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Couples (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

1991
America
269 (-15)
$144,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

En-Joie

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 19-22). Second-placed Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 3 shots behind Couples (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

1991
America
281 (-3)
$525,000
Johnnie Walker

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

$525,000

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the inaugural Johnnie Walker World Golf Championship (Dec 19-22; at the time the world's richest tournament for 26 of the world's top players). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 4 shots behind Couples (USA). [Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica].

1991
Awards
69.59
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

69.59

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Couples (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Corey Pavin (USA) was second with 69.63; Bruce Lietzke (USA) was third with 69.80.

1991
Awards
69.59
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

69.59

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Couples (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Corey Pavin (USA) was second with 69.63; Bruce Lietzke (USA) was third with 69.80.

1991
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Couples (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1990
America
182 (-34)
$125,000
RMCC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

182 (-34)

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

RMCC

Played as the RMCC Invitational (Nov 16-18; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Peter Jacobsen (USA) & Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 5 shots behind the winning team of Fred Couples (USA) & Ray Floyd (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

1990
America
Binks Forest CC
254 (-34)
$90,000
Sazale

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Venue

Binks Forest CC

Score

254 (-34)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Sazale

Played as the (last) Sazale Classic (Dec 5-9; PGA Tr post-season two-man unofficial money event; formerly the Chrysler Team Championship). Second-placed Tom Byrum & Curt Byrum (brothers) finished 4 shots behind winning team of Fred Couples & Mike Donald. [Binks Forest CC, Wellington, FL; now called Wellington National GC. Earlier rounds also at Wellington Club; now closed].

1990
America
266 (-18)
$180,000
Nissan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Los Angeles Open (Feb 22-25). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Couples (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$108,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 7-10). Couples (USA) beat Mark Calcavecchia (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament Players Championship (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind Couples (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1983
America
264 (-24)
$50,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 10/11; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second placed Lou Hinkle (USA) & Jane Geddes (USA) finished 5 shots behind the winning team of Fred Couples (USA) & Jan Stephenson (Aus). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1983
America
287 (-1)
$72,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (June 2-5). First-time PGA Tour winner Couples (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA), Tze-chung "T.C." Chen (Taiw) and Scott Simpson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Barry Jaeckel (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

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