More about Fred Couples major wins
Fred Couples first won on the PGA tour in 1983 and has collected 15 total victories during his PGA career. The 1992 Masters is his career highlight, when he defeated Raymond Floyd by 2 strokes. Fred had 11 additional top 5s in majors, but this was his only win.
His nickname was “Boom Boom” because he was considered very long off the tee in his time.
Fred is now in his 60s but continues to be competitive on the Champions Tour and plays in the Masters each year. The last time he made the Masters cut was 2018.
Couples did reach number 1 in the world rankings during his career and in 2013 was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame.
His best finishes in the other three Majors are:
- U.S. Open: T3 1991
- British Open: T3 1991, 2005
- USPGA: 2nd 1990
As at the time of writing Fred has added two Seniors Majors to his record:
- The 2011 Senior Players Championship
- The 2012 Senior British Open
- In total he has 63 professional wins
- You can watch 3 hours of the 1992 Masters in the video below. One of the more interesting parts of the final round is when Fred flirts with Rae’s creek on 12. You can watch this starting at 1:25:20.
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