Ten fun facts about Fred Couples

Fact 1
A former World No. 1, he has won numerous events, most notably the 1992 Masters Tournament.

Fact 2
Because of his long drives, Couples has been given the nickname “Boom Boom”.

Fact 3
He is one of few professional golfers who do not use a glove at any time.

Fact 4
Couples enjoys a reputation for being one of the most laid-back, easygoing players on the PGA Tour.

Fact 5
Couples is an avid gardener. Couples learned gardening from his grandfather, who was a groundskeeper at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Fact 6
His paternal grandparents emigrated from Italy and changed the family name from “Coppola” to “Couples” to make it sound less ethnic.

Fact 7
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in May 2013.

Fact 8
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.

Fact 9
Couples’ first PGA Tour victory came at the 1983 Kemper Open.

Fact 10
He was inducted into the National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Short about Fred Couples
is an American professional golfer who competes on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

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