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April 7 2012

6:39 PM

Couples looks to make history

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The last time Fred Couples won the Masters was in 1992. He was 32 years old at the time, and created one of Augusta National’s most iconic images when his tee shot miraculously stuck on the slick bank in front of the 12th green.

So if he were to win on Sunday, how would Couples’ victory drought between majors stack up in history? Well, it would be the longest -- by nine years. Here’s a list of the previous longest:

 

Player Drought Events
Henry Cotton 11 years 1937 British Open and 1948 British Open
Julius Boros 11 years 1952 U.S. Open and 1963 U.S. Open
Ben Crenshaw 11 years 1984 Masters and 1995 Masters
Hale Irwin 11 years 1979 U.S. Open and 1990 U.S. Open

Couples, who won his seventh Champions Tour event two weeks ago, wouldn’t own the record between TOUR wins, though. That would still belong to Ray Floyd – although Couples (at 28 years, 10 months and 3 days) could sneak ahead of Sam Snead if he were to win Sunday.

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Player Duration Events/dates
Ray Floyd 28 years, 11 months, 20 days 1963 St. Petersburg Open and 1992 Doral-Ryder Open
Sam Snead 28 years, 6 months, 17 days 1936 West Virginia Closed Pro-Am and 1965 Greater Greensboro Open
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