Today in Sports History: March 31

By Brandon Zhu

In 1996, American golfer Fred Couples won the PGA Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass. Couples shot a final round 64 to win his 2nd PC title, 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Colin Montgomerie and Tommy Tolles. During his career, Couples found success thanks to his signature loose rhythmic swing allowing him to hit long and accurate drives off the tee. Couples had a natural knack for the game, as he admitted to never having taken a lesson or hired a swing coach. Over his career, Couples accumulated 62 professional wins. Couples won 15 events on the PGA Tour, including the 1992 Masters. Once ranked the no. 1 golfer in the world, Couples made over $22 million in tour wins.

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