May
31
2013

Fred Couples didn’t even get to play a practice round at the Memorial Tournament. Instead, he got a call from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem that they were going to the White House to meet President Barack Obama, who will again serve as the honorary chairman for the 2013 Presidents Cup matches. Couples, the U.S. […]

May
7
2013

Fred Couples was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday night and he gave one hell of a speech. The coolest golfer on the planet even got choked up and cried at the end, saying, “Thanks for taking a kid from Seattle and putting him in the Hall of Fame. This is […]

Sep
20
2012
By Stephanie Wei under World Golf Hall of Fame

Fred Couples doesn’t consider himself a “great player,” but he called himself a “good player.” He said it several times in his press conference on Wednesday, following the announcement that Couples got the World Golf Hall of Fame nod. Just barely, though. The ’92 Masters champ received 51% of the vote in the 2013 PGA […]

Apr
6
2012
By Brendan Prunty under The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Before the camera clicks on and the light at the top of it comes to life, the co-leader of The Masters has one request: A few more seconds. Please, just a few more seconds. It’s been a long day and a long hour after a five-hour round around these hills and slopes. […]

Feb
22
2011

The SI Golf Group had an especially lively PGA Tour Confidential (e-mail exchange) on Sunday evening, where anger management classes were even suggested by a colleague to another at one point! I’m joking, but there was some interesting back-and-forth between several participants. And then a few of us just got downright goofy. Fun times. There’s […]

Feb
21
2011

Fred Couples knows Riviera so well that he takes the backdoor exit through the kitchen in the clubhouse to avoid the media and the crowds. After shooting a two-over 73 in the final round of the Northern Trust Open to drop down the leaderboard and finish T7, he probably wasn’t in the mood to chat. […]

Nov
4
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

Fred Couples says he’s “done with the regular tour,” Golf.com’s Mike Walker reports. “Absolutely done.” The Champions Tour rookie entered some PGA Tour events this season, like the Wyndham Championship, which he almost won it last year. If he “played well and maybe had a shot at winning,” then it’d be neat if Corey Pavin […]

Aug
2
2010

Just after 2010 US Senior Open champ Bernhard Langer’s press conference in the media center at Sahalee, I received the most baffling email with the subject “remove my picture” from someone named Julie Barnett. Huh? I couldn’t recall posting any controversial pictures lately. Turns out it was Fred Couples’ most recent ex-girlfriend, who wasn’t making […]