Couples Withdraws From Toshiba Classic Because Of Back Pain
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-03-09
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) — Fred Couples withdrew from the Toshiba Classic because of back pain Thursday, a day before the start of play in the PGA Tour Champions event.
The 58-year-old Couples won the tournament in 2010 and 2014 and lives in the area.
Long hampered by back problems, Couples hasn’t played a tournament since tying for sixth in January in Hawaii in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. The Hall of Famer has 13 victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning 15 times on the PGA Tour.