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