Fred’s net worth is about $120 million.
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There aren’t many golf fans who don’t know who Fred Couples is. This professional golfer from the United States has been in the game since 1980. He has also amassed more than enough victories to remain relevant and in contention for numerous trophies and titles.
In terms of trophies, the Seattle native won the Mater Tournament in 1992 and the Players Championship in 1984 and 1996. In August 2011, he won his first senior major at the Senior Players Championship. In his illustrious career, he has won over 62 tournaments, a record that earned him induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.
What is the net worth of Fred Couples?
Couples relocated to Newport Beach, California, in 2015. He paid a reported $3.4 million for a classy 1971 mansion. The home features a massive 1000-foot garage, a chef-worthy kitchen, a wrap-around oversized island, a media room, and four bedrooms.
He finally found a buyer for the house in 2017 after several unsuccessful attempts. Former NBA legend Jerry “The Logo” West purchased the property from him for an undisclosed fee estimated to be between $4.5 and $5 million.
Fred has had a long and successful career. Since turning pro, he has never finished a season with less than $1 million in playing revenue.
When you add up his titles, playing revenue, endorsement deals, and everything else, it’s easy to see why he has such a large net worth. His fortune is estimated to be worth $120 million.
Fred: Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education
Fred Couples was born on October 3, 1959, in Seattle, Washington. He is of mixed ethnicity due to his parents’ heritage; his father, Tom Couples (formerly Coppola), is Italian, and his mother, Violet Couples, is of Croatian descent.
He and his two siblings, Tom Jr. and Cindy, grew up on Beacon Hill, near the city’s Jefferson Park golf course.
As a result, he developed a passion for the sport. It was at this park that he, also known as Boom Boom, created his signature swing. It started as a way to keep up with the older kids.
Couples went to O’Dea High School in Seattle, his hometown. He had gotten pretty good at the sport by the time he graduated in 1977, and this earned him a golf scholarship to the University of Houston.
He was a member of the Houston Cougars men’s golf team during his time there. At the age of 19, Fred, still an amateur player at the time, defeated seasoned PGA Tour veteran Don Bies in a playoff game to win the 1978 Washington Open while still in college.
Fred: Professional Career
Couples’ first PGA Tour victory came three years after he turned pro. This manifested itself in the form of the 1983 Kemper Open.
He won the championship with a birdie in the playoffs after finishing tied for first in regulation play with Scott Simpson and Chen Tzechung. This sparked the golfer’s career, as he went on to win fourteen more PGA Tour titles.
His ability earned him more honors, including two PGA Tour Player of the Year titles in 1991 and 1992. During these years, he also had the lowest scoring average, which earned him the Vardon trophy.
He has been named to the United States Ryder Cup team five times, the first in 1989 and the last in 1997.
The golfer also holds another world record. He was the first professional golfer from his country to reach the top of the Official World Golf Rankings in 1992. His blistering start to the PGA Tour kept him atop the leaderboard for 16 weeks.
Fred Couples kept amassing tour earnings and titles. Throughout his career, he has excelled in the Skins Games and the Johnnie Walker World Golf Championships. Couples has continued to have a stellar career despite back injuries that threatened to derail his career.
Despite his impressive play, he reduced his playing time in 2007 due to health issues, a trend that continued for the next two years.
He was named US Captain for the Presidents Cup in 2009. He returned the favor by leading them to a decisive victory.
Couples came close to winning his first career event on the PGA Tour Champions in 2010. Despite a stellar record, he finished second to Tom Watson.
He would go on to win his next three starts, becoming the first player in Champions Tour history to win three of his first four starts.
The man continued to put in outstanding performances, finishing second at the 2010 Senior PGA Championship and the US Senior Open.
He finished the year by being named Champions Tour Rookie of the Year.
In 2011, he was sidelined for the majority of the season due to back injuries.
Despite this, he returned from surgery to win the Senior Players Championship, his first major tournament on the senior circuit. Couples’ record was extended the following year when he won the Senior Open Championship.
Couples’ persistent back problems would force him to miss the Master’s Tournament in 2016 for the first time since 1994.
Fred: Relationship Status
Fred, his daughter, has been married twice. His first wife, Deborah, whom he met at the University of Houston, was his first wife.
From 1981 to 1993, they were married. She would later perish in a fall in 2001. It was determined to be a suicide.
Thais Baker was married to the couple in 1998, but she died of breast cancer on February 17, 2009. He, sadly, had no biological children with either of his wives.
He does, however, have two stepchildren from Thais’ prior marriage. Gigi and Oliver were 18 and 16 years old, respectively, at the time of their mother’s death.