Fred Couples bio, Net worth, Wife, Golf swing, Masters, Girlfriend, Daughter, Childhood, Facts
Who is Fred Couples?
An American professional golfer and former No 1 who has competed in the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. He has won 64 professional tournaments and has been remarkable in the 1992 Masters Tournament Players championship in 1984 and 1996.
In the Early life of Fred Couples
Fred Couples was born in Seattle, Washington, on 3 October 1959. Thanks to the heritage of his parent, he is of mixed ethnicity; his father, Tom Couples (formerly Coppola), is Italian, and his mother, Violet Couples, is of Croatian descent. Fred and his two siblings, Tom Jr. and Cindy, grew up on Beacon Hill, which happened to be close to Jefferson Park City Golf Course. And so, Fred's love of sport was born. It was in this park that Fred, who is also affectionately referred to as Boom Boom, developed his signature swing. It was initially a way to keep pace with the older children.
Couples attended O'Dea High School in Seattle, his hometown. When he graduated in 1977, he was pretty good at the sport, which earned him a golf scholarship to attend the University of Houston. He played here for the men's golf team of Houston Cougar. While still in college, at the age of 19, Fred, still an amateur player at the time, defeated seasoned PGA Tour veteran, Don Bies in a playoff game, winning the 1978 Washington Open.
In the Career(Golf Swing, Masters) of Fred Couples
Fig: Fred Couples as Pro Golfer
From an early age, he showed his deep intimacy with sports, knew golf and played the game. He also played in the Houston Cougars golf team and later on, joining the US PGA Tour in 1980. He won his first victory at the Kemper Open in 1983 and over the next 25 years, Couples won another 14 PGA Tour titles, including two-player championships in 1984 and 1996. In 2010, he started playing in the Champion Tour and his performance gave him a Tour Rookie of the Year Award and he won the Cap Cana Championship the ACE Group Classis and Toshiba Classic. Unfortunately, he didn't win and was a runner-up in the US Senior Open and Senior PGA Championships; however he won the 2011 Senior Players championship, however, and the 2012 British Senior Open Championship.
How much is the net worth of Fred Couples?
Fig: Fred Couples with Award
Professional American golfer Fred Couples, including all his properties and earnings, has an estimated net value of $120 million as of 2019. His net worth is maximized through his career wins and endorsements. A total of 63 titles won and a bank account so full, he is considered one of the richest pro-golfers ever. He is the 5th richest golfer of all time, along with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on the list. In addition, his total career earnings are $22,814,254.
Couples owns some luxurious mansions like the one he sold in Brentwood for $6 million and another $3,475 million in Newport Beach. He also owned a Palm Beach mansion, but his former wife, Deborah, was given as a divorce settlement. His professional game and golf swing footage can be seen on YouTube and on ESPN. Despite 59 years of age, he manages to look young and beautiful. He has a height of 5 feet and 11 inches, and his weight is around 185 lbs. He is actively tracked on social networking sites.
In the Personal life(Wife, Girlfriend) of Fred Couples
Fig: Fred Couples with his ex wife
Fred's personal life has many ups and downs, it's not as smooth as his professional career. He was in an affair with his girlfriend Deborah Couples throughout his college career. After dating for several years, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in 1981. However, after 12 years of marriage, the husband and wife separated. The divorce was concluded in 1993. Again, in 1998, a lot of happiness came in his personal life and he was married to his wife Thais Baker, but unfortunately, she died of cancer on February 17, 2009.
He currently resides in Newport Beach, California. In 2013, he was also invited to the World golf hall of Fame and the National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame. He has also published books on golf and its games. He often hangs with a fellow golfer, Johnny Miller.
Facts of Fred Couples
He won numerous events in the former World No. 1, most notably the 1992 Masters Tournament. Because of his long drives, Couples was given the nickname "Boom Boom "He is one of the few professional golfers who doesn't use a glove at any time.
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