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Golf: Ex-champ Couples leads record six over-50s in Masters cut

Published on Apr 12, 2014 3:55 PM
 
US golfer Fred Couples smiles after making a birdie on the 13th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on April 11, 2014. Couples gave himself a chance to become the oldest champion in Major golf history at age 54 with back-to-back 71s at the Masters but now his true test begins.-- PHOTO: REUTERS

AUGUSTA (AFP) - Fred Couples gave himself a chance to become the oldest champion in Major golf history at age 54 with back-to-back 71s at the Masters but now his true test begins.

Couples, the 1992 Masters winner, shared seventh on two-under par 142 after 36 holes at Augusta National, five strokes off the pace of 2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson entering the weekend.

"Can I win? Yeah. I really think I can win. I've got to play really good golf," he said. "Would I want to put on another jacket here? Yeah.

"But I've got 36 holes. I need to play better than I did the last two days. And I felt like I played really well. I've got my work cut out for me.

 
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