02 Apr '12, 1pm

20 years after his 1992 Masters win, Fred Couples is still in the running for a second Green Jacket.

20 years after his 1992 Masters win, Fred Couples is still in the running for a second Green Jacket.

Fred Couples’ mind moves in mysterious ways, wandering this direction and that as casually unencumbered as the man himself. So when you ask about his major moment 20 years ago, you shouldn’t be surprised by anything that comes out. “1992 – my God, that was a long time ago,” he said. Couples makes no mention of the miracle at Rae’s Creek, when his mishit ball on the par-3 12th defied physics and somehow aborted its descent down the slick bank about a foot above the water line, allowing him to escape with his par and three-shot lead intact. He has no recall of the 7-iron he hit out of the fairway bunker to the 18th green that allowed him the luxury of just needing a three-putt (he took only two) to beat Raymond Floyd and win the Masters Tournament. There’s no wistful acknowledgment of the emotional scene in Butler Cabin when ex-roommate Jim Nantz interviewed him in a green j...

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