Team USA Profile: Fred Couples

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Fred Couples -- Assistant Captain

ASSISTANT CAPTAIN INFORMATION
Age: 52
Hometown: Palm Springs, Calif.
Birthplace: Seattle, Wash.
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
College: University of Houston
Turned Professional: 1980

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997
Total Matches: 20
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 7-9-4
Singles (W-L-H): 2-1-2
Foursomes (W-L-H): 1-5-0
Fourballs (W-L-H): 4-3-2
Total Points Won: 9
Total Points Won Point %: .45

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
1989 The Belfry
USA 14, Europe 14 (Europe retained Ryder Cup with 1987 victory)
Day 1 Fourballs: Couples/Wadkins lost to Clark/James (3 & 2)
Final Day Singles: Couples lost to O'Connor Jr. (1 hole)
 
1991 Kiawah Island Ocean Course
USA 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Couples/Floyd def. Langer/James (2 & 1)
Day 1 Fourballs: Couples/Floyd def. Faldo/Woosnam (5 & 3)
Day 2 Foursomes: Couples/Floyd lost to Ballesteros/Olazábal (3 & 2)
Day 2 Fourballs: Couples/Stewart halved Ballesteros/Olazábal
Final Day Singles: Couples def. Torrance (3 & 2)
 
1993 The Belfry
USA 15, Europe 13
Day 1 Foursomes: Floyd/Couples lost to Faldo/Montgomerie (4 & 3)
Day 1 Fourballs: Azinger/Couples halved Faldo/Montgomerie
Day 2 Foursomes: Couples/Azinger def. Langer/Woosnam (2 & 1)
Day 2 Fourballs: Couples/Azinger lost to Woosnam/Baker (6 & 5)
Final Day Singles: Couples halved Woosnam
 
1995 Oak Hill
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Haas/Couples lost to Torrance/Rocca (3 & 2)
Day 1 Fourballs: Couples/Love III def. Faldo/Montgomerie (3 & 2)
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/David Toms (2/1) def. Pierre Fulke/Phillip Price
Day 2 Fourballs: Faxon/Couples def. Torrance/Montgomerie (4 & 2)
Final Day Singles: Couples halved Woosnam
 
1997 Valderrama Golf Club
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Couples/Faxon def. Faldo/Westwood (1 hole)
Day 2 Fourballs: Couples/Love III lost to Montgomerie/Clarke (1 hole)
Day 2 Foursomes: Love III/Couples lost to Olazábal/Rocca (5 & 4)
Final Day Singles: Couples def. Woosnam (8 & 7)

 

ASSISTANT CAPTAIN NOTES
Fred Couples has been the winning captain of the last two U.S. Presidents Cup teams.

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
PGA Tour (15): 1983 Kemper Open. 1984 Tournament Players Championship. 1987 Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 1990 Nissan Los Angeles Open. 1991 Federal Express St. Jude Classic, B.C. Open. 1992 Nissan Los Angeles Open, Nestle Invitational, Masters Tournament. 1993 Honda Classic. 1994 Buick Open. 1996 THE PLAYERS Championship. 1998 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Memorial Tournament. 2003 Shell Houston Open.
Champions Tour (8): 2010 The ACE Group Classic, Toshiba Classic, The Cap Cana Championship, Administaff Small Business Classic. 2011 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, AT&T Championship. 2012 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex.
International (5): 1991 Johnnie Walker World Championship. 1994 World Cup [indiv]. 1995 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur], Johnnie Walker Classic [Eur], Johnnie Walker World Championship [Eur].
Other (27): 1983 JC Penney Classic [with Jan Stephenson]. 1990 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout [with Raymond Floyd], Sazale Classic, RMCC Invitational. 1992 World Cup [with Davis Love III]. 1993 Telus Skins Game, World Cup [with Davis Love III], Dunhill Cup [with John Daly and Payne Stewart]. 1994 Telus Skins Game, Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout [with Brad Faxon], World Cup [with Davis Love III]. 1995 Skins Game, World Cup [with Davis Love III]. 1996 Telus Skins Game, Skins Game. 1998 Telus Skins Game. 1999 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout [with David Duval], Skins Game, Diners Club Matches [with Mark Calcavecchia]. 2000 Telus Skins Game. 2001 Hyundai Team Matches [with Mark Calcavecchia]. 2003 Skins Game, Tylenol Par-3 Shootout at Treetops Resort. 2004 Skins Game, Tylenol Par-3 Shootout at Treetops Resort. 2006 ING Par-3 Shootout.