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Five’s for Freddy

Nov. 28, 2004     By     Comments (4)

Fred Couples wins his record-setting fifth Skins title after four playoff holes with Tiger Woods.

fred_couples_skins_game.jpgHow many holes do you have to win to end up as the Skins Game Champion?

For Fred Couples in this year's Skins Game, the answer was two. After watching his fellow competitors carry over seven skins from Saturday's first nine, Freddy opened Sunday's Skins match with eight skins on the 10th hole. Tiger made an attempt and briefly took the lead, winning five skins worth $310,000. Then, Tiger and Fred made it interesting by playing an additional four holes and dragging a $340,000 collection of skins along with them.

Tiger left his tee shot very, very wet on the final playoff hole, then watched as Couples put his tee shot center green. Couples had three putts for the win, but needed only two from thirty-odd feet.

Adam Scott was shut out Sunday after winning two skins and $50,000 on Saturday, while Annika Sorenstam was winless. Couples won his fifth Skins Game and with the victory, became the winningest player in the history of the event.

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  1. In 11 Skins Game appearances, Couples has won 77 skins and $3,515,000. That's about $18,000/hole (198 holes total), and he's won nearly 40% of the skins that have been available (77/198).

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