Roomed with Blaine McCallister and CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz at University of Houston.
His charity is Millie Medlin Violet Sobich Couples Fund, in memory of mother.
Serves as host of the Fred Couples Invitational, a charity event in hometown of Seattle.
Introduced to game by his father, who worked in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.
Inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago in November 2007.
Selected for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2011.