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Fred Couples replaces Stewart for the Skins Game
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Fred Couples replaces Stewart for the Skins Game

Fred Couples has been named as thereplacement for the late Payne Stewart in the Skins Game later this month.

Couples will play with defending champion Mark O'Meara, Sergio Garcia, and David Duval in the event, which takes place November 27-28 here at Rancho La Quinta Country Club.

"I'm very honored to be chosen to represent Payne Stewart," Couples said. "He was a very special person, not only in the golf world but in the world of life."

Couples has not won on the PGA Tour this year, and finished 56th on the money list with $769,192 in earnings. He said he will donate his charitable contribution to the Payne Stewart Memorial and the first Orlando Foundation.