The Seattle native will play in the PGA Tour Champions event Aug. 25-27.

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Fred Couples announced Thursday he’ll play in the Boeing Classic.

The annual PGA Tour Champions event is Aug. 25-27 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge.

The Seattle native missed last year’s tournament because of back issues.

Couples, 57, has won two senior majors, but he’s never won the Boeing Classic.

“I’ve come close before,” Couples said in a news release. “To do that again this year, I’m going to need make more birdies to keep up with the guys that seem to shoot 67 every round.”

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