Ten fun facts about Fred Couples
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A former World No. 1, he has won numerous events, most notably the 1992 Masters Tournament.
Because of his long drives, Couples has been given the nickname “Boom Boom”.
He is one of few professional golfers who do not use a glove at any time.
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. Go to more people facts ❯
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