Fred Couples considers Augusta his second home. He collected several tournament records during his long, storied pro golf career. Thus, it is only fitting to see him become the oldest player to make the cut at The Masters.
Couples said that he is excited to make the cut. He noted that it was his goal. Also, he will try and compete. Although he confessed that he can’t compete against the current golfers at their peak, he is competing against himself. That is why he came.
According to sports betting software reviews and news sites, Couples had a one-under-par 71 in the first round. Also, it was the first time he finished better than par in the first round of The Masters since 2014.
Oldest Player to Make the Cut
Couples had just blasted a drive at the 18th hole and thought he needed only a bogey to make the cut when play was suspended on Friday due to inclement weather.
Finally, he tied for 40th after the first two rounds after making a bogey on the final hole. Also, he shot a two-over 74. Since becoming professional in 1980, Couples has made the cut at The Masters a remarkable 31 times. According to pay per head bookie solution sources, he is second only to Jack Nicklaus’s 37.
While Couples advanced to the quarterfinals, numerous other stars didn’t make the cut. Some of the notable golfers who are already out of The Masters are Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.
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