Fred Couples carded a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of the Northern Trust Open, finishing four strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Couples is renown for returning to courses on the PGA TOUR that he loves. Riviera and Augusta National sit 1 and 1a on that list, so it's never a surprise when he plays well at either. The 53-year-old hit 13 greens today and offset two bogeys with three birdies. His most notable conversion was a zero-putt birdie from eight yards just off the green at 18. His longest conventional birdie dropped in from 14 feet at 14.