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Bernhard Langer pulls away for Mitsubishi Electric Championship win

KA'UPULEHU, Hawaii, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer drained five straight birdies down the stretch on his way to an 8-under-par 64 Sunday, claiming the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii.

Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer tied after two rounds in Hawaii

KA'UPULEHU, Hawaii, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Fred Couples fired a 7-under 65 Saturday to catch Bernhard Langer, already in the clubhouse with a 64, to share the Mitsubishi Electric Championship lead.

Mediate leads in Champions Tour opener

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate made seven birdies and an eagle Friday to shoot a 9-under-par 63 and take the lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Fred Couples breezes to 6-shot win at Charles Schwab Cup Championship

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Fred Couples completed a dominating performance at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship Sunday, carding a 2-under-par 69 en route to a six-shot win.

Fred Couples extends Charles Schwab Cup lead to five strokes

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Overnight leader Fred Couples extended his advantage to five stokes through three rounds of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship Saturday, firing a 3-under 68.

Couples takes lead at Schwab Cup Championship

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A second consecutive 6-under-par 65 lifted Fred Couples into the lead Friday midway through the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Senior leads final event on Champions Tour

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Peter Senior, who owns the Champions Tour record for most money won without a victory, took the lead Thursday at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Langer takes lead at First Tee Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer opened with four straight birdies Friday on his way to a 9-under 63 that gave him a 4-shot lead after one round of the First Tee Open.

John Riegger closes out Boeing Classic victory for 1st seniors title

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Second-round leader John Riegger closed out his first Champions Tour win Sunday, logging a 4-under 68 at the Boeing Classic for a two-shot margin of victory.

Wiebe and Langer tied for lead at British Senior Open

SOUTHPORT, England, July 26 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe sank four birdies on the back nine in a round of 65 Friday to take a share of the lead with Bernard Langer at the British Senior Open.

Woods seeks to end major drought at British Open

GULLANE, Scotland, July 17 (UPI) -- The world's oldest golf tournament opens Thursday on the firm, fast fairways of Muirfield with Tiger Woods hoping to end a drought in major events.
Els to get early start Thursday at British Open

Els to get early start Thursday at British Open

GULLANE, Scotland, July 15 (UPI) -- Defending British Open champion Ernie Els was given an early Thursday tee time as he seeks a third title at the year's third major golf tournament.

Kenny Perry takes Senior Players Championship for 1st major win

PITTSBURGH, June 30 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry fired a 6-under-par 64 Sunday, outpacing the field at the Senior Players Championship to win his first major title on the Champions Tour.

Fred Couples grabs two-stroke lead at Senior Players Championship

PITTSBURGH, June 29 (UPI) -- Fred Couples used a final-hole birdie to wrap a round of 3-under-par 67 Saturday and grab a two-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Senior Players Championship.
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Fred Couples
American golfer Fred Couples drives the ball on the final practice day at the 2005 British Open golf championship on the old course of St.Andrews on Wednesday 13 July 2005. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Frederick Steven Couples (born October 3, 1959) is an American professional golfer who competes on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. A former World No. 1, he has won numerous events, most notably the 1992 Masters Tournament.

Couples was born in Seattle, Washington, to Tom and Violet (Sobich) Couples. Fred's paternal grandparents had immigrated from Italy, and changed the family name from "Coppola" to "Couples" to make it sound less ethnic. His mother is of Croatian descent. His father was a groundskeeper for the Seattle Parks Department and the family, which included brother Tom, Jr., and sister Cindy, lived in a modest house on Beacon Hill. Nearby was the city's Jefferson Park golf course, where Fred developed his signature loose, rhythmic swing in order to gain enough distance to keep up with the older kids. Couples attended O'Dea High School in Seattle and the University of Houston, where, as a member of the Houston Cougars men's golf team, he roomed with Blaine McCallister, another future PGA Tour player, and future CBS television broadcaster Jim Nantz. His first PGA Tour victory came at the 1983 Kemper Open. He has amassed 15 total PGA Tour victories, including The Players Championship twice (in 1984 and 1996) and one major victory, The Masters Tournament in 1992.

Couples has been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year twice, in 1991 and 1992. He also won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average each of those years. He has been named to the United States Ryder Cup team five times (1989, 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1997).

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