Fred Couples watched Kenny Perry relentlessly sprint up the leaderboard Saturday in the Senior Players Championship and figured it was time for his putter to start cooperating.
Three birdies over the final five holes restored some order as Couples took a step closer to his first victory of the season.
The Hall of Famer finished with a 3-under 67 and was at 15-under 195 at rain-soaked and toothless Fox Chapel, two strokes clear of the hard-charging Perry. Couples already has three runner-up finishes this season. He has no plans to make it four.
"If I go out and play well, I have a great shot at winning," Couples said. "I'm certainly not going to be thinking about second place."
It appeared that's all the rest of the field was playing for after Couples ripped off seven birdies in 11 holes of the second round Friday before a midafternoon downpour halted play for the day.
The deluge cooled off Couples a bit. He two-putted from 60 feet on the par-3 third when he returned to the cour...