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Couples leads rain-disrupted Senior Players Championship

PITTSBURGH, June 28 (UPI) -- Fred Couples birdied seven of the 11 holes he played Friday and had a two-shot lead when the second round was suspended at the Senior Players Championship.

Huston leads Senior Players Championship

PITTSBURGH, June 27 (UPI) -- John Huston, a winner just once in his two years on the Champions Tour, seized the lead Thursday after one round of the Senior Players Championship.

Craig Stadler hangs on for Encompass victory, first win since 2004

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 23 (UPI) -- Craig Stadler survived a near-meltdown Sunday, posting a one-stroke win at the Encompass Championship Sunday to notch his first Champions Tour title since 2004.

David Frost edges Fred Couples to nab Regions Tradition major win

SHOAL CREEK, Ala., June 9 (UPI) -- David Frost's final-round 4-under-par 68 Sunday was just enough to edge Fred Couples for the Regions Tradition seniors major tournament title.

David Frost's late birdies net 3rd round Regions Tradition lead

SHOAL CREEK, Ala., June 8 (UPI) -- David Frost used two late birdies en route to a round of 6-under-par 66 Saturday to take the third-round lead of the Regions Tradition.

Waldorf leads major tourney on Champions Tour

SHOAL CREEK, Ala., June 7 (UPI) -- Duffy Waldorf waited through a weather delay Friday to shoot a 4-under 68 that moved him into the lead after two rounds at the Regions Tradition.

Sluman leads by one at Regions Tradition

SHOAL CREEK, Ala., June 6 (UPI) -- Jeff Sluman shot a 7-under 65 Thursday that put him one shot in front after one round of the Regions Tradition, the year's second major on the Champions Tour.

Unlikely leader at Players Championship

PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- Roberto Castro became the surprise leader in record-equaling fashion Thursday and Tiger Woods joined Rory McIlroy near the top at The Players Championship.
Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 12 (UPI) -- Jason Day emerged from an afternoon of golfing misfortune Friday, including a very bad break suffered by Tiger Woods, to take a one-shot lead at the Masters.
Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 11 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, having grown into a sometimes disgruntled veteran still looking for a major title, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Masters.

4-way tie at Miss. after late Pavin bogey

BILOXI, Miss., March 23 (UPI) -- Corey Pavin bogeyed the 18th Saturday and had to settle for a four-way for first after the second round at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Frost rolls to Toshiba Classic victory

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- David Frost parlayed a one-stroke lead into a five-shot victory Toshiba Classic Sunday, thanks to a final-round 6-under-par 65.

Frost holds on to Toshiba Classic lead

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- First-round leader David Frost maintained his one-stroke advantage after 36 holes Saturday thanks to a 5-under-par 66 at the Toshiba Classic.

David Frost leads on Champions Tour

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- David Frost highlighted a day of low scoring by firing an 8-under-par 63 Friday that put him one shot in front after one round of the Toshiba Classic.

Cook wins Mitsubishi Electric tourney

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- John Cook drained a 10-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday, edging David Frost for a season-opening win at the Mitsubishi Electric 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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