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Singh has a one-shot lead

THOUSANDS OAK, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Fiji's Vijay Singh, who earned more than $3.4 million this year without winning a tournament, carded a 6-under 66 Friday to take a one-shot lead over Tiger Wood

O'Meara shares Williams lead

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Hosting an event just an hour from where he grew up in California, Tiger Woods looked up the leaderboard Thursday to find one of his Florida neighbors on top.

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Redskins win fifth straight
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Norman wins all the money in Skins Game

INDIO, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Greg Norman, who does not even plan to play on the PGA Tour next year, showed signs of his old self Sunday by winning the entire $1 million purse at the Skins G

Norman wins entire Skins Game purse

INDIO, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Greg Norman, who does not even plan to play on the PGA Tour next year, showed signs of his old self Sunday by winning the entire $1 million purse at the Skins G

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Miami avoids upset bug
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No money won in Skins Game

INDIO, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Thanks to a new rule, the entire $1 million purse at the Skins Game will be at stake during Sunday's second nine holes at the Landmark Golf Club.

Faxon, McCarron win Shootout

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron scrambled their way to a second straight victory Sunday at the Franklin Templeton Shootout, beating John Daly and Frank Lickliter

Parry leads in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, N.J., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Australian Craig Parry made a double eagle during a round of 6-under 66 Friday that put him one shot in front after 54 holes of the five-round Invensys Classic.

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Yankees near playoff exit
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Mariners get even against Indians

Lehman sets PGA Tour record

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Six weeks after one of the most disappointing moments of his career, Tom Lehman matched the PGA Tour's 36-hole scoring record Thursday to take the lead at the I
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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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