Fred Couples makes Masters HISTORY by making the cut

Fred Couples put on a fantastic performance over the past few days at Augusta National to make The Masters cut in historic fashion. 

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Sat, 8 Apr 2023
Fred Couples makes Masters HISTORY by making the cut

Fred Couples is already a past winner of The Masters, but this week he's also added his name to another impressive list at Augusta National. 

At 63 years, six months, and five days, Couples is now the oldest person to make the cut in the history of The Masters after completing 36 holes with a score of 1-over par. 

Couples has a lifetime invitation to The Masters as a result of winning the tournament back in 1992. This week he's making his 38th appearance at the major. 

Despite missing the cut in the past four years, Couples came out firing at Augusta National on Thursday during round one, carding an impressive 1-under 71. After Friday's second round was pushed into Saturday, Couples followed his solid 18-hole score with a 2-over 74, which still kept him two strokes clear of the cutline (+3). 

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The 15-time PGA Tour winner, who now plays on the PGA Tour Champions circuit, has looked solid over the past few days at Augusta National. He was 1-under for the tournament and even on his round as he approached the 17th hole Saturday morning, but back-to-back bogeys at 17 and 18 ultimately moved him to 1-over through 36 holes. 

In addition to holding the new record of oldest player to make the cut, Couples also shares the record of most consecutive cuts made at Augusta with Gary Player and Tiger Woods, making 23 straight cuts between 1983 and 2007. Woods joined the two legends by making his own 23rd consecutive Masters cut Saturday at Augusta, narrowly getting in on the number.

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Couples will tee off for Saturday's third round at 5:30 p.m. BST alongside Mackenzie Hughes and Seamus Power

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