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Couples rallies with 61, wins in playoff

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

"It never came into my mind about winning the tournament until really maybe the 15th, 16th holes," said Couples, four strokes back entering the round.

The 54-year-old Couples also eagled the par-5 11th and had five birdies in his third straight bogey-free round at Canyon Meadows.


Money Leaders: Champions Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 B.Langer $2,704,014
2 C.Montgomerie $1,865,121
3 J.Haas $1,212,735
4 K.Perry $1,183,900
5 F.Couples $1,183,059
6 J.Sluman $1,118,910
7 T.Pernice, Jr. $934,869
8 G.Sauers $829,432
9 K.Triplett $789,613
10 T.Lehman $789,115
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PGA:  Deutsche Bank Championship
PGA:  BMW Championship
Champions:  Quebec City Championship  Chiquita Classic
European:  Omega European Masters

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