Couples had missed the cut in his last four PGA TOUR appearances, dating back to 2014, but he always finds the magic after driving down Magnolia Lane.
Because he was an addition to the 144-man field, he will not be replaced.
The Players Championship begins Thursday at the TPC Sawgrass, with...
Boom Boom deserves a second look in deeper formats this week.
He went from 1993 to 2009 without playing this event, but tied for fifth in '09 at Sedgfield CC before missing the cut in 2010 and taking another sabbatical until this week.
PGA and Champions Tour fan-favorite Freddy Couples has a second home away from the golf course now.
Couples recently purchased a Spanish colonial in Brentwood, California. Fred Couples has withdrawn from The Players Championship because of an illness.
Boom Boom doesn't make many regular TOUR stops these days, but gamers should take notice again whenever his back feels up to the challenge. 1 Jordan Spieth highlights the 144-man field and is grouped with two-time NTO champ Couples in rounds one and two for a third straight year.
Like Spieth, Couples also reached the pinnacle in the world rankings, back in 1992, 16 months before Spieth was born.
Injuries (back problems specifically) are always the question mark when it comes to Boom Boom actually teeing it up come Thursday.