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Couples' career began with 'dumbest decision'

Updated: May 7, 2013, 3:53 PM ET
Associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Fred Couples was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, a journey that began with what he called "the dumbest decision I ever made." It was one that, like so many other things in his life, turned out just fine.

Couples lost to eventual winner Hal Sutton in the 1980 U.S. Amateur and was headed to Houston for his final year of college.

For reasons he can't explain or remember, Couples instead went to Los Angeles and spent a week with friends of his parents. ...

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