Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

File - Fred Couples walks up to the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Fred Couples won the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

The 54-year-old Couples also eagled the par-5 11th and had five birdies in his bogey-free round at Canyon Meadows. Andrade closed with a 62, making a short eagle putt on the par-5 18th to match Couples at 15-under 195.

Couples also won the Toshiba Classic in March in California and has 11 victories on the 50-and-over tour. The Hall of Famer won 15 times on the PGA Tour.

Steve Lowery and Joe Daley tied for third at 13 under. Lowery finished with a 64, and Daley shot 67. Wes Short Jr. was another stroke back after a 64.


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