Masters Notebook: Couples’ Cut Streak in Jeopardy

Fred Couples is the only Masters champion who has never missed a cut at Augusta National. I hope I can still say that Friday night.

Freddie has made 22 consecutive cuts at the Masters. If he can get it to the clubhouse under the cut line tomorrow, he’ll tie Gary Player’s record for consecutive cuts made. After an opening 76 on a tough scoring day at Augusta, Freddie has some work to do.

Couples’ back troubles have limited him to just two competitive rounds this year. If it wasn’t Masters week, Freddie would surely be home in Santa Barbara playing with the kids and watching Major League Baseball.

“This is probably the only tournament I’ll play this year,” he told the Associated Press.

The Masters has been special to the 47-year-old Couples, who came off the couch last year to contend until the final few holes. Let’s hope Freddie has a good round tomorrow so he can play one more weekend at Augusta.

The Armchair Golfer


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