OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- After runner-up finishes in three straight tournaments, Fred Couples is hoping to break through for his first win of the year in the U.S. Senior Open.
Couples has played seven events on the Champions Tour this year and has been in the top five in six of them. His most recent victory was at Turnberry, where he birdied the final two holes to hold off Gary Hallberg in the 2012 Senior British Open.
He looked ready to win two weeks ago in the Senior Players Championship, but a back-nine collapse left him tied for second behind Kenny Perry.
Couples, Perry, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson and David Frost are among the top contenders in the Senior Open, which will be played at the 6,700-yard, par-70 Omaha Country Club.