Fred Couples disqualified from Regions Tradition for missing tee time
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Fred Couples disqualified from Regions Tradition for missing tee time


Fred Couples won't have a chance to finish the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek in Alabama. Couples failed to show up for his final-round tee time and was disqualified by officials.

Couples was scheduled to tee off at 9:40 a.m. off the 10th tee with Bob Gilder and Tom Purtzer, but Couples never appeared.

No reason was given for Couples being M.I.A., but he was 8 over through 54 holes. Speculation suggested Couples' notoriously fickle back was acting up again.


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