||Frederick Steven (Fred) Couples is born in Seattle, Washington. He has one major title to his name, the 1992 Masters, and thanks in part to that was world no. 1 for a total of 16 weeks the same year. Hugely popular with galleries, and especially the ladies, he earned the nickname 'Boom Boom' for his long driving, achieved with an almost loose and lazy, smooth swing. Couples is one of the rare professionals on tour who does not play with a glove.