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Floridian Couch can only be described as a Bermuda green specialist. Couch’s only win on the PGA Tour was here in New Orleans in 2005, when the tournament was played at the Nicklaus designed English Turn, but the last 2 seasons have seen his career re-ignited. Top 5 finishes at Phoenix and Bay Hill and a pleasing Top 20 at TPC Sawgrass in 2010 saw his PGA Tour card secured by mid-May and his first ever participation in the end of season Play Offs where he actually secured 15th place on Bent at Ridgwood!
Couch has made all 7 of his 2011 tournament cuts with 6 of them unsurprisingly on his beloved Bermuda carpet, generating 7th in Palm Springs, 8th in Phoenix and 5th in Tampa. Weakness was shown at Bay Hill when shooting a final round 81 when Couch realised he was in contention for victory, but apart from that Couch has been rock solid in 2011. 37th here at TPC Louisiana last year despite shooting 77 when in the second from last pairing on Sunday. Thursday to Saturday rounds of 67, 71 & 68 had placed Couch in 3rd after 56 holes. RESULT: T51, -12 Points
Odds and bookmaker offers correct at 21:30BST 26.4.11 but naturally subject to fluctuation.
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