Couples, Montgomerie among golfers returning to Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

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Three of the biggest names on the Champions Tour will return to compete in this year’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie have all committed to play in the MGRC on April 1-3 at Fallen Oak in Saucier.

The full field for this year’s MGRC will be announced Friday.

Couples won the 2012 MGRC and has a career round average of 69.75 in four tournaments at Fallen Oak. In the three years following his win, Couples has finished tied for 12th, fifth and tied for 15th.

Couples has 11 career Champions Tour victories and 15 PGA Tour wins, including the 1992 Masters.

Jimenez will compete in the MGRC for the second consecutive year after tying for 22nd last year. He has won two of the nine Champions Tour events he has competed in. He has 21 international wins.

Montgomerie is back at the MGRC for the third straight year, finishing tied for sixth and tied for fifth the last two years. Montgomerie has won three Champions Tour majors.

David Frost of South Africa won last year’s event and is set to compete again this season.

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BY PATRICK MAGEE Twitter: CoastCoverage

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