Senior Open Golfers

FRED COUPLES: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Fred Couples hits out of a bunker on the 12th hole during the first round of the Masters on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. Couples did not make the cut in the tournament and seeks a better showing at the U.S. Senior Open, which begins June 25 at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento.
Fred Couples hits out of a bunker on the 12th hole during the first round of the Masters on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. Couples did not make the cut in the tournament and seeks a better showing at the U.S. Senior Open, which begins June 25 at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento. The Associated Press

The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.

Fred Couples joined the Champions Tour in 2010, 28 years after his debut on the PGA Tour. The 1992 Masters winner has 11 victories on the 50-and-older circuit, including two majors.

In May 2013, Couples was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame with Colin Montgomerie, Willie Park Jr., Ken Schofield and Ken Venturi.

WATCH: Showing off skills with the putter

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 295.8 yards
  • Scoring average 2015: 70.78
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $7,787,063
  • Career highlights: Has 15 PGA Tour victories, earning a green jacket in the 1992 Masters, and 11 Champions Tour wins.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 5-foot-11
  • Weight: 185 pounds
  • Year turned pro: 1980
  • Birthplace: Seattle
  • Birth date: Oct. 3, 1959
  • College: Houston
  • Did you know? Couples roomed with Blaine McCallister and CBS Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz at the University of Houston, according to pgatour.com. Couples is a huge fan of the NFL team and raised Seattle’s 12th Man Flag before a Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 2, 2013.
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