Chris Couch

    Chris Couch

    Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

    Weight: 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)

    Birthday: May 1, 1973

    College: University of Florida

    Year turned pro: 1995

    Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

    Country: USA

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    Having been born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1973, Couch gained an athletics scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. While at college he played for coach Buddy Alexander's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1992 to 1995.  Couch was also All-American in 1993 and 1995.

    After turning professional in 1995, Couch found it difficult to establish himself. He was unsuccessful in maintaining his position on the PGA Tour, a couple of times, as he didn’t win enough money to retain his card. Couch did however achieve five wins on the Nationwide Tour, between 2001 and 2005. In 2006, Couch finally made a breakthrough in his career when he won the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

    The success didn’t continue, as Couch only finished in 167th place on PGA Tour money list, and he didn’t play at all the following season, due to an injured shoulder. Couch returned to play on the Tour in 2009 and 2010, on a medical extension. He earned enough to satisfy his medical exemption.

    As of the end of 2014, Couch had achieved one win on the PGA Tour, amassing prize money of $4,233,974.