Fred Couples breaks the record for seniority

At the 8 o'clock restart, Couples and his yellow ball completed the remaining part of the 18th hole and although he committed another bogey, he signed 74 shots in the second round

by Andrea Gussoni
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Fred Couples breaks the record for seniority

Fred Couples, "a father" for Tiger Woods, when the megastar arrived on the circuit at the end of the 90s, a nice guy with a not very extensive, but select list of winners, barely 17 titles, but among them a Masters and two The Players, finished his remaining half hole and became the oldest golfer to make the cut at 63 years, 6 months and 4 days, 108 fewer days than Bernhard Langer had when he made the cut in November 2020, in the edition that the pandemic displaced.

Fred Couples, results

At the 8 o'clock restart, Couples and his yellow ball completed the remaining part of the 18th hole and although he committed another bogey, he signed 74 shots in the second round that allowed him to make the cut with confidence.

"The Friday before the break I had given the tee shot and throughout the night I thought about making bogey. Not the par, the bogey, which was enough." His contemporaries Larry Mize, the local golfer with 40 editions to his credit, and Sandy Lyle, winners in 1987 and 1988, respectively, played their last shot at Augusta.

In the case of the Scotsman, part of the 'Famous Five' of the 80s, the constellation that played a revolution in European golf, with Seve, Faldo, Woosnam and Langer, leaves the German as the only soloist in the Masters for future editions .

He has turned 40, and although this edition has failed the cut, there is no end in sight at 65 years of age. Although Gary Player's record of 52 editions seems safe. "Next year Langer will come along and maybe take it away from me.

Although I'll keep preparing to extend it," Couples said. "I know I can't compete against Jon Rahm or Viktor Hovland anymore, so the real reason I'm coming here is because I'm the oldest to make the cut every year. I think I've tied at 31 with Snead, I'm only ahead of Jack Nicklaus (37)".

Frederick Stephen Couples is an American golfer, former n.1 of the Official World Golf Rankings, who currently participates in the PGA Tour. Thanks to the length of his drives he has earned the nickname of Boom Boom. He only won one major tournament, the Masters in 1992.

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