Masterful start for Fred Couples

Originally Published: April 6, 2012
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- What is it about Fred Couples and the Masters? The guy drives down Magnolia Lane and his birth certificate shifts into reverse. His bad back becomes Cirque du Soleil loose. The Augusta National scoreboards chant his name.

Couples' wardrobe includes a green jacket he won here in 1992. It made sense back then. But it's hard to figure out how 20 years later, at the Senior Tour age of 52, Boom Boom is back back.

Couples not only shot the low round of Friday (a 5-under-par ...

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