With 63 titles won and bank account so full, golfer Fred Couples is regarded as one of the richest pro-golfers ever. But his personal life is far less stable than his professional.
Caption: A video compilation of Fred Couples' Golf Swings. He is given the nickname of "Boom Boom" for his large swings.
Net Worth and Salary?
With a net worth of a whopping $150 million, which Fred earned from winning different titles, including the 1992 Master’s Tournament, Senior Players Championship and Senior British Open, he is one of the richest golfers in the world. The former world number one golfer Fred’s first victory as a professional golfer came at the Kemper Open in 1983.
With money comes luxury and Fred certainly has earned his. Couples owns some lavish mansions like the one in Brentwood which he sold for $6 million and another $3.475 million house in Newport Beach. He also owned a Palm Beach mansion, but it was given to his former wife Deborah as a divorce settlement.
Apart from being a pro-golfer, Couples is also a co-designer of golf courses along with his partner, Gene D. Bates.
Fred Couples’ Shattered Married Life:
Now let’s move on to a sad part of Couples’ life, i.e. his failed married life.
Couples first got married to his high-school sweetheart, Deborah Couples, in 1981. After 11 years of marriage, the couple finally called it quits in 1992 and their divorce finalized later in 1993. The reason behind the divorce is said to be Deborah’s obsession over living a lavish life according to Deborah.
Caption: Fred Couples with ex-wife Deborah Couples having drinks.
Five years after divorcing with Deborah, Fred got married again, in 1998, this time with a woman named Thais Baker. But just like his first marriage, his second marriage also ended abruptly. They never actually got a legal divorce but were separated in 2009.
Caption: Fred's second wife, Thais Baker
He doesn’t have any children with any of his ex-wives.
The sad thing about his married life is not just separation but also the death of both his ex-wives.
His first wife, Deborah committed suicide on May 26, 2001, jumping off from the roof of the Kresge Chapel, 70 feet above the ground.
His second wife though had a medical condition behind her demise. She was diagnosed with breast cancer which eventually took her life in 2009.
Apart from his two failed marriages, he was in two public relationships too. He dated Nadine Moze in 2014. Before that, Midge Trammell used to be his girlfriend.
Caption: Fred Couples with his girlfriend Nadine Moze during the 2013 Presidents Cup.
In a recent news, it was reported that Fred Couples was going to participate in the upcoming Masters Tournament, however, he was forced to withdraw from the championship citing acute back issues which have haunted Fred all this career.
Fred, who has never missed a single Masters tournament since 1994. Apart from that, he was also one the contenders for the 2016 Ryder Cup as a Captain's pick.
Fred Couples, real name Frederick Steven Couples, was born on October 3, 1959. Professionally, he is a golfer who has 63 championship titles. He is a former World No. 1 golfer who has won 15 PGA Tournaments till date.#Golfer #PGA Tour #Champions Tour #World No. 1