WEB EXCLUSIVE Fred Couples: On and off the golf course

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Fred Couples: On and off the golf course

February 11, 2008

In 1984, his 2nd Masters appearance, Couples finished 10th and earned $16,200.In 1984, his 2nd Masters appearance, Couples finished 10th and earned $16,200.

Fred's first wife, Debbie, in 1983.Fred's first wife, Debbie, in 1983.

In the 1990 PGA Championship Couples placed 2nd and earned and earned $135,000.In the 1990 PGA Championship Couples placed 2nd and earned and earned $135,000.

In 1990 Couples tied for 25th place at the British Open. The following year he tied for 3rd place with Mark O'Meara.In 1990 Couples tied for 25th place at the British Open. The following year he tied for 3rd place with Mark O'Meara.

In 1991 Couples tied for 3rd place in the US Open.In 1991 Couples tied for 3rd place in the US Open.

1992 Masters: Fred Couples wins by two strokes over Raymond Floyd.1992 Masters: Fred Couples wins by two strokes over Raymond Floyd.

Fred Couples of the USA team celebrates his win during the 1993 Ryder Cup at the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield in England.Fred Couples of the USA team celebrates his win during the 1993 Ryder Cup at the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield in England.

Fred with Tawnya Dodd in 1994 with whom he was briefly engaged.Fred with Tawnya Dodd in 1994 with whom he was briefly engaged.

Fred Couples celebrates during the 1996 President''s Cup at Lake Manassas Golf Club in Manassas, Virginia.Fred Couples celebrates during the 1996 President''s Cup at Lake Manassas Golf Club in Manassas, Virginia.

Couples on the 16th hole during the final round of the 1996 Players Championship. He fired a final round of 64 and finished at 18 under par to win the championship.Couples on the 16th hole during the final round of the 1996 Players Championship. He fired a final round of 64 and finished at 18 under par to win the championship.

Fred with his wife Thais back in 1998 in happier times. They are currently in a divorce proceeding.Fred with his wife Thais back in 1998 in happier times. They are currently in a divorce proceeding.

2003 Shell Houston Open: Couples won with a -21 on the course.2003 Shell Houston Open: Couples won with a -21 on the course.

Couples celebrates during the Sunday Singles Matches at the 2005 Presidents Cup.Couples celebrates during the Sunday Singles Matches at the 2005 Presidents Cup.

At the 2006 U.S. Open Couples scored a 297 for a T48 finish.At the 2006 U.S. Open Couples scored a 297 for a T48 finish.

In the 2006 Nissan Open Couples finished fourth with a 10 under par.In the 2006 Nissan Open Couples finished fourth with a 10 under par.

Sunday in the trenches at the 2006 Masters.Sunday in the trenches at the 2006 Masters.

The 2006 Masters final pairing: champion Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples.The 2006 Masters final pairing: champion Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples.

Always a crowd favorite: Couples signs autographs during the Wednesday practice round for the 2006 US Open Championship.Always a crowd favorite: Couples signs autographs during the Wednesday practice round for the 2006 US Open Championship.

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