The 1992 champ is 28-for-31 at Augusta National Golf Club, but one of those missed cuts came in his latest appearance (2015) and he missed last year's edition due to injury.
Injuries (back problems specifically) are always the question mark when it comes to Boom Boom actually teeing it up come Thursday.
Couples needed a sponsor exemption to crack the field this week, but it's well deserved.
He made up some ground on the back nine at Augusta National, more than erasing his two bogeys with three birdies.
There is no doubt that Couples will be the darling of the patrons in the final round.
Overall, he has 14 top 10s in 33 prior appearances, but none since T7 five years ago and his last four show: CUT-CUT-T46-CUT.
Couples' first NTO win was in '90 where he rode a 9-under 62 in R3 to victory. He warmed-up with a solo second last week on the Champions Tour at the Chubb Classic.
There doesn't appear to be any logical reason as to why he would tee it up this week.