Freddie Couples was one of the most popular golfers of the 1990s era. He had a very laid back and smooth personality that definitely suited his golfing style.
Freddie's passion for golf started in Seattle, Washington, his home town. He used to caddie at local golf club for money. One of the players that he would caddie for was a top player in the community. This man would end up giving Freddie his very first set of golf clubs. Freddie began playing with a passion.
It wasn't long before Freddie was one of the best players in his area. He would later go on to do very well at the college level. After College, Freddie decided to become a professional.
Three years later, in 1983, Freddie won his first tournament on the PGA Tour. He would then go on to have two more very big wins. The Players Championship, better known as the TPC, in 1984, and the Byron Nelson Classic in 1987.
It was in the 1990s, however, that Freddie really came into his own as an elite level golfer. He was recognized as player of the year by his golfing peers in 1991 and in 1992. During these time he won the Tour 5 times. During several months of this period, Freddie was ranked the official Number one player in the entire world and would go on to win four straight World Cup Golf titles. in 1996, he became the first repeat TPC champion at TPC sawgrass.
Towards the end of Freddie's career, he won twice in 1998 and again in 2003. The 2003 SHell Houston Open would be his final PGA Tour Victory. As a senior player, Freddie would go on to win once again at the Ace Group Classic.
Couples' life outside of competition involves designing golf courses and running charity events in Seattle every year. In September 2012, the announcement was made that Freddie would be officially inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.