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Couples regains ground after mistake on No. 8

As other contenders tried to climb up the leaderboard Saturday, Fred Couples was hoping to get back to where he began the third round. The 1992 Masters Tournament champion had to rebound from a double bogey on the par-5 eighth and responded by closing strongly to finish with even-par 72 and remain at 5-under as he continued to battle back pain.

Couples stays on top from get-go

Fred Couples, the sockless and ageless one, will look back at his 26th Masters Tournament and not shake his head over what could have been on Sunday.

Couples rarely acts his age on the course

It's been said that things begin going downhill after a person turns 50.

Couples shows the old guy has still got it-- again

Fred Couples twisted one way, then the other, wincing as he tried to loosen up his aching back. It's moments like this that make the 50-year-old feel twice his age.

All in the game

The new, fan-friendly Tiger Woods played a lot like the old one in his return to competitive golf Thursday at the Masters Tournament.

Player notebook

COUPLES TREADS LIGHTLY: Thousands of patrons followed Tiger Woods and Fred Couples around Augusta National Golf Club on Monday as the two former Masters Tournament champions practiced together. While most of the attention went to Woods in his first public appearance on a golf course in more than four months, a few discerning patrons zeroed in on Couples' shoes.

Victories on Champions Tour lift Couples' spirits

Fred Couples is again playing well going into the Masters Tournament. Couples, who turned 50 on Oct. 3 and won three of his four Champions Tour starts, wishes being a factor at Augusta were that simple.

Woods, Couples will have practice round company

Fred Couples provided more information on the practice round at Augusta National Golf Club he has scheduled Monday with Tiger Woods, who is making his comeback at the Masters Tournament.

Couples will play practice round with Woods

Tiger Woods has one practice-round partner lined up as he prepares for his comeback to golf at the Masters Tournament in April.

Van Brimmer: Like Couples, Immelman must take the break he got and run with it

"You don't ever get a break like that."

Balky putting costs Couples shot at cuts record

Fred Couples was 10 feet away from Masters Tournament history Friday, and he knew it.

Couples' cut streak comes to end

More than a cut above?

Fred Couples' consecutive cut streak at the Masters Tournament was in danger last year.

Couples ties Player's streak of cuts made

Take a good look at Fred Couples this weekend in the Masters Tournament. You might not see him again this season.

Couples copes with rough patch

Fred Couples hasn't been enjoying his season, if you can call it that. The 1992 Masters Tournament champion loves playing the early season West Coast events. They give him the kind of confidence and preparation he needs leading into the Florida Swing and his favorite event, the Masters.

Woods, Couples are let down by putters

The golf axiom, "Drive for show, putt for dough," never was truer than in the final round of the 70th Masters Tournament. Just ask Tiger Woods and Fred Couples.

Putter dooms Couples' Masters bid

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Fred Couples was tied for the lead and chasing Masters history when he stood above a little 4-foot birdie putt at the second hole.

Couples' third round gets off to rough start

Fred Couples left the Champions Locker Room and hurried to his courtesy car waiting in Founders Circle.

Couples has the right answers

Fred Couples has conjured up the old magic at the Masters Tournament. The 46-year-old former champion said Friday's parlor act felt like "11 hours of golf."

No. 15 draws blood, steals second place from Couples

Firethorn lived up to its name Friday. The 15th hole at Augusta National Golf Club was a barb under the fingernails of the world's best golfers in the second round of the Masters Tournament.

Veterans stay near top of pack

Fred Couples is long enough to win at the elongated Augusta National Golf Club.

Couples thinks Masters offers major possibilities

Fred Couples doesn't seem like a Toby Keith kind of country music fan, but Keith's recent hit single could be Couples' new mantra.
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