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Master golfer Fred Couples mini bio
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11 October 2008

Master golfer Fred Couples mini bioFred Couples was born October 3, 1959, in Seattle, Washington. Nicknamed “Boom Boom” and “Freddie Cool,” Couples is one of professional golf’s calmest customers. Couples is also known as “King of the Silly Season,” a nickname he earned after winning 5 Skins Games and a host of other playful golf events.

On the serious side of the sport, Couples took a Masters victory in 1992, the same year he earned honors of PGA Player of the Year, and has a total of 46 professional Tour victories. He was also the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1991 and ’92, and won both the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award the same years.

Couples grew up around golf in Seattle. His father worked for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, and a young Freddie was a caddy for local players. In fact, it was a local golfer who gave Couples his first set of golf clubs: a small set of irons, a putter and a driver.

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