Fred Couples turned pro in 1982 and got the first of his 15 PGA Tour victories at the 1983 Kemper Open, above.
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Couples at the famous island-green 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass on the way to a win at the 1996 Players Championship. He also won the Players in 1984.
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Couples playing out of a tricky lie at the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, one of the most dramatic clashes in the history of the event. He played on five U.S. Ryder Cup teams from 1989 to 1997, compiling a 7-9-4 record.
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Without a doubt, his career highlight was his one and only major victory at the 1992 Masters. The win propelled him to No. 1 in the world and helped earn him his second PGA Tour Player of the Year award.
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Couples captured his 15th and last PGA Tour victory to date at the 2003 Shell Houston Open.
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Couples captained the U.S. Presidents Cup team to victory in 2009 at Harding Park.
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In 2010, Couples joined the Champions Tour and quickly won his first title at the ACE Group Classic. He went on to win three more events on the senior circuit that year.
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At the 2010 Masters, 50-year-old Couples fired an opening-round 66 to take the lead overnight, causing many to wonder whether he would take home his second green jacket that week. He eventually finished sixth.
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Couples was tapped as Presidents Cup captain again in 2011, where the U.S. beat the International team at Royal Melbourne in Australia.
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Couples won the 2012 Senior British Open in July, one of his eight victories since joining the Champions Tour at the age of 50.
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