Posted May 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f91553188.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d0d612e9e0e059718f1eb53f16f5e5ac8c23843ae76f486273
Fred Couples has withdrawn from The Players Championship because of an illness. Couples is a two-time winner of The Players Championship, his last title coming in 1996. He was eligible this year because he won the Senior Players Championship. Because he was an addition to the 144-man field, he will not be replaced. The Players Championship begins on Thursday at the TPC Sawgrass, with KJ Choi as the defending champion. Others who previously withdrew from the tournament include Masters champion Bubba Watson, who wants to spend time with his new son. Dustin Johnson and Anthony Kim are not playing because of injuries.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Fred Couples pulls out of Players

Fred Couples has withdrawn from The Players Championship because of an illness. Couples is a two-time winner of The Players Championship, his last title coming in 1996. He was eligible this year because he won the Senior Players Championship. Because he was an addition to the 144-man field, he will not be replaced. The Players Championship begins Thursday at the TPC Sawgrass, with...

Fred Couples buys Brentwood mansion

PGA and Champions Tour fan-favorite Freddy Couples has a second home away from the golf course now.  Couples recently purchased a Spanish colonial in Brentwood, California.  Our friends at Trulia, used such words like “beau detailing”, “loggia” and “sweeping staircase” to basically say that Couples’ house doesn’t suck. The stats don’t lie.  The new crib has five...

Fred Couples buys Brentwood home for $4.56 million

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.