Fred Couples, a former Masters champion and one of the most popular figures in the game, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Couples described himself as a good player, but not a great player, though he's turned in some amazing performances.
Among his 15 wins on the PGA Tour are the 1992 Masters and two at The Players Championship, including an eagle-birdie-par finish in 1996. He played in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup five times each, and next year will be captain of the Presidents Cup for the third time. He was No. 1 in the world for four months in 1992.
''There are other people in the Hall of Fame that are maybe good players. But good is a good thing,'' Couples said from Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. ''I've been good at it for a long time, and I hope to continue to play a few more years.''
Couples was elected on the PGA Tour ballot with a record-low 51 percent. The minimum for election is 65 percent, although there is a clause that when no one...