Masters 2012: Fred Couples Struggles In Round 3, Drops To 11th Place

Fred Couples entered Round 3 tie for first place but after a poor third round where he shot a 3-over par and dropped to 11th place. The front nine is where Couples struggled as he bogied the first two holes and had a double-bogie on the fifth hole, and from there it seemed that Couples was completely out of it.

Couples did make a comeback and shot a 1-under over the last 12 holes which included three birdies and another pair of bogies. This could have gone south very quickly for Couples, but he did pull his game together to recover fairly well over the final 12 holes.

However, the damage was done and Couples dropped to a tie for No. 11 and is seven strokes back heading into the final round.

You can view the live Masters leaderboard over at Golf.com.

For more on the 2012 Masters, go check out SB Nation's dedicated golf hub as well as this StoryStream. Also make sure to go visit SB Nation's golf blog, Waggle Room.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.