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Practicing with Fred Couples pays off for Patrick Cantlay at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Among the more coveted practice round partners at the Masters is Fred Couples and it’s not just because the 1992 champion offers a wealth of course knowledge.

“Fred and I played today, and we beat up on Xander [Schauffele] and Max Homa. Not surprising, Fred birdied 16 and 18. We had a great time,” Patrick Cantlay said with a laugh.

Cantlay became close with Couples before moving to South Florida and he’s leveraged that friendship into a collection of practice rounds at Augusta National and beyond.

“Fred is really good at hitting his shots at the right weight,” Cantlay said.