Nice guy finishes first!

Couples gets back into winner’s circle

April 27, 2003
GolfWeb Wire Services

HUMBLE, Texas — Fred Couples was overwhelmed and nearly speechless after capping his first victory in five years with a birdie on the final hole of the Shell Houston Open.

“I mumbled a few things, then basically wanted to get … out of there,” Couples said, after breaking into tears on the 18th green following Sunday’s four-stroke win. “I needed to regroup a little bit.