Everyone wants to see it. And the thing is he’s not that far off. He played in only nine events last year but had six top 10s, including two runner-up finishes. The schedule no doubt will be limited again, but that’s fine. Couples, 61, should play only at the places where he believes he can win. And he obviously has a pretty good handle on which those are.
3. Mike Weir and Robert Karlsson will join the list of first-time winners.
Honestly this shouldn’t surprise anybody. The Swedish rookie had a whopping seven top 10s in his 13 starts, including a runner-up and two fourths. The Canadian rookie started slowly but was rounding into form at the end of the 2020 season. He had three top 10s in 10 events, including a runner-up to Mickelson at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.