After a three-year drought, Fred Couples took the Chubb Classic by force in the final round on Sunday. He clinched the win with a masterful 5-under 67, finishing with a 16-under 200 for the tournament.
Now 57 years old, it’s the first time Couples has tasted victory since the Shaw Charity Classic in 2014. He now has 12 senior titles to add to his 15 PGA Tour victories. Couples also won the Chubb Classic back in 2010, making him a two-time winner.
He may have had a bit of a slump in the W column, but Couples expressed his love for the game saying, “I love playing golf, I really do. I like this tour.” He also added:
So to play on it is always fun, and when you’re not playing on it, for me it’s a struggle because I know my back’s bad. So far this year I’ve felt way better than I did last year. I still hate to say it, I don’t feel perfect out there, but right now my swing is good enough that when I’m a little stiff I can get around it. And three tournaments for some people is nothing. For me, it’s a huge goal because I just don’t last that long and I feel good.”
Couples beat out Miguel Angel Jiminez who shot a 1-under 71 in the final round at TwinEagles. Couples went toe to toe with Jiminez on the par-4 14th and par-5 17th, matching the 53-year old Spaniard’s birdies. After the tournament, Jiminez said of Couples, “He played very well, very solid, very nice.”
h/t: espn.com, golfweek.com