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Couples on Hall of Fame: 'This is the coolest night of my life'

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Fred Couples was thrilled about his Hall of Fame induction. (Getty Images)
Fred Couples was thrilled about his Hall of Fame induction. (Getty Images)

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"Thanks for taking a kid from Seattle and putting him in the Hall of Fame. This is the coolest night of my life."

These were the words of Fred Couples as he walked off the stage at his World Golf Hall of Fame induction speech on Monday night.

Colin Montgomerie, Ken Venturi, Ken Schofield, and Willie Park Jr. joined Couples as 2013 inductees to the Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Fla.

Couples and Montgomerie were the main event, however, and even though the entire thing was shrouded in controversy, it went off without a hitch.

Couples got emotional multiple times, including when he talked about the time Lee Trevino put on a golf clinic in his hometown of Seattle:

"I wasn't really the person who said, `That's what I want to do, I'm going to be a PGA Tour player.' But I knew I wanted to really, really get involved in golf. And the gentleman's name was Lee Trevino, who has been a mentor and someone I love."

Montgomerie's induction was even more questionable as he has zero majors to Couples' one. He addressed that in his speech:

"So at the same time, if you're talking about regrets of any part of my golfing career, I have none. Absolutely none. I've done exactly what I've tried to do. I've tried 100 percent on every shot, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't."

Couples and Montgomerie joined 144 other people in the Hall of Fame on Monday, and even though they're two of the biggest question marks, they ended an emotional night with some of their greatest stuff, just like they did on the course.

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