INTERNATIONAL VICTORIES: 1991 Johnnie Walker World Championship. 1994 World Cup (Indiv.). 1995 Dubai Desert Classic (Eur), Johnnie Walker Classic (Eur), Johnnie Walker World Championship (Eur)
CURRENT YEAR PGA TOUR MONEY AND POSITION: $313,256 (87)
CURRENT YEAR PGA TOUR BEST FINISHES: T11 -- Verizon Byron Nelson Classic; T15 -- Memorial Tournament; T22 -- Shell Houston Open; T23 -- Phoenix Open
CURRENT YEAR PGA TOUR BEST ROUND: 63 at Round 2, Verizon Byron Nelson Classic
BEST 2000 PGA TOUR FINISH: T5 -- Buick Invitational, Nissan Open; 6 -- British Open Championship; T8 -- Memorial Tournament; T9 -- Advil Western Open
2000 SEASON:Appeared in 19 tournaments and was among the top-10 in five of those and in the top-25 in 11 events...Earned eighth career top-10 finish in British Open, where rounds of 70-68-72-69 gave him solo sixth place...Continued as only Masters Tournament champion who has never missed a cut with an 11th-place finish at Augusta, shooting 76-72-70-70...Started year with T5 at Buick Invitational and finished in same position a week later at the Nissan Open...Third top-10 of year came at Memorial Tournament, where he was tied for eighth after 74-69-69-67...Also finished tied for ninth at Advil Western Open...Won Expert A Skins Game in Vernon BC, Canada for fifth time in eight years, competing against Mike Weir, Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson...Ranked first in Sand Saves (67%) and fifth in Greens In Regulation (71.1)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Voted by his peers as PGA TOUR Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992...Career year came in 1992, when he won three tournaments, including the Masters, and earned more than $1.3 million. Entered final round of Masters trailing Craig Parry by one stroke. Closing 70 good for two-stroke victory. Masters completed remarkable streak during which he won three tournaments and finished second twice in six starts...For third time in career collected two victories in 1998. Final-round 66 earned playoff spot with Bruce Lietzke at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, which he won with birdie on first extra hole at Bermuda Dunes. Earned 14th TOUR title with four-stroke win over Andrew Magee at Memorial Tournament. ... Fell one stroke shy of winning his second Masters in '98 after leading each of first three rounds. Only Masters champion who has never missed a cut at Augusta National... Other multiple-victory year was 1991. Took lead at Federal Express St. Jude Classic with third-round 66 and went on to three-stroke victory over Rick Fehr. Won B.C. Open by three strokes as well...In 1996, became first player to win two PLAYERS Championships at TPC at Sawgrass. Trailed Tommy Tolles by four strokes through 54 holes, but closing 64, featuring eagle at 16 and birdie at 17, sealed victory. First title at TPC at Sawgrass, in 1984, featured second-round 64 en route to two-stroke victory over Lee Trevino...First TOUR victory came in five-man playoff at 1983 Kemper Open. Birdied second playoff hole to defeat T.C. Chen, Barry Jaeckel, Gil Morgan and Scott Simpson...Recorded back-to-back victories on PGA European Tour in 1995, first American to do so since Charles Coody in 1973...Teamed with Davis Love III to win four consecutive World Cup of Golf titles (1992-95)...Won 1995, 1996 and a record $635,000 at 1999 Skins Game...Won Lincoln-Mercury Kaplua International in 1993 and 1994...Teamed with Raymond Floyd in 1990, Brad Faxon in 1994 and David Duval in 1999 for three Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout titles...Teamed with Mike Donald to win 1990 Sazale Classic...Vardon Trophy winner in 1991 and 1992...1992 Arnold Palmer Award winner...1992 PGA of America Player of the Year.
PERSONAL:Roomed with Blaine McCallister and CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz at University of Houston. The three team for annual Three Amigos Celebrity Tournament...Fredís charity is Millie Medlin Violet Sobich Couples Fund, in memory of mother...Serves as host of the Fred Couples Invitational, a charity event in hometown of Seattle...Introduced to game by his father, who worked in Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.
PLAYOFF RECORD: 5-4
NATIONAL TEAMS: USA vs. Japan, 1984; Ryder Cup (5), 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997; Asahi Glass Four Tours World Championship of Golf (2), 1990, 1991; Dunhill Cup (4), 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994; World Cup (4), 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995; The Presidents Cup (3), 1994, 1996, 1998