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Jay Haas
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameJay Dean Haas
Born(1953-12-02) December 2, 1953 (age 60)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceGreenville, South Carolina
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins31
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour9
Champions Tour16
Other6
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT3: 1995
U.S. OpenT4: 1995
The Open ChampionshipT19: 1983
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1999
Achievements and awards
Payne Stewart Award2004
Jim Murray Award2005
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2005
Champions Tour
Rookie of the Year
2005
Bob Jones Award2006
Jack Nicklaus Trophy
(Champions Tour)
2006, 2007
Arnold Palmer Award
(Champions Tour)
2006, 2007
Charles Schwab Cup2006, 2008
 
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Jay Haas
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameJay Dean Haas
Born(1953-12-02) December 2, 1953 (age 60)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceGreenville, South Carolina
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins31
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour9
Champions Tour16
Other6
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT3: 1995
U.S. OpenT4: 1995
The Open ChampionshipT19: 1983
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1999
Achievements and awards
Payne Stewart Award2004
Jim Murray Award2005
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2005
Champions Tour
Rookie of the Year
2005
Bob Jones Award2006
Jack Nicklaus Trophy
(Champions Tour)
2006, 2007
Arnold Palmer Award
(Champions Tour)
2006, 2007
Charles Schwab Cup2006, 2008

Jay Dean Haas (born December 2, 1953) is an American professional golfer formerly of the PGA Tour who now plays on the Champions Tour.

Haas was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Belleville, Illinois. He attended Wake Forest University and was a member of the NCAA Championship team of the middle 1970s with Curtis Strange and Bob Byman that Golf World has called "the greatest college team of all time".[1] He won the individual championship in 1975. He turned professional in 1976.

Haas has had a solid career on the PGA Tour, winning nine times between 1978 and 1993. He had a resurgence in 2003, when he finished in the top 30 on the money list for the first time since 1995 and made the United States Presidents Cup team. The following year he was one of Hal Sutton's two captain's picks for the Ryder Cup, and made his third appearance in that event.

Haas was eligible to play in Champions Tour events from the start of the 2004 season and he lost to Hale Irwin by one stroke at the Senior PGA Championship in his first appearance at that level. He has still featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking after his 50th birthday. In 2005, he won twice on the Champions Tour, while also continuing to play regularly on the PGA Tour. In April 2006, he won back to back events on the Champions Tour and the following month he won a playoff at the Oak Tree Golf Club with Brad Bryant at the Senior PGA Championship to claim his first senior major and he went on to top the 2006 Champions Tour money list. He was named the Champions Tour Player of the Year in 2006 as well. Haas won the 2008 Charles Schwab Cup to win two out of the last three cups.

After winning the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in September 2009, Haas won his third senior major and 14th Champions Tour event in October at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. He came from 5 strokes behind with a final round 6-under-par 64 to win by 1 over 54-hole leader Tom Watson. In June 2012, Haas won his 16th title on the Champions Tour, cruising to a five stroke victory over Larry Mize and Kirk Triplett at the Principal Charity Classic.

Haas comes from a distinguished family of golfers. He is a nephew of 1968 Masters winner Bob Goalby, and has several other relations in golf including his second son Bill who has played on the PGA Tour since 2006. His oldest son Jay Jr., brother Jerry Haas, and brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt also played on the PGA Tour.

He was voted the 2006 Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. In February 2005, he received the Payne Stewart Award, and in April 2005, he received the Murray Award for his cooperation with the media. He has made the cut 592 times in the PGA Tour, more than any other player.[2]

Haas currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

Professional wins (31)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (9)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Jan 29, 1978Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational−10 (72-64-72-70=278)3 strokesUnited States Andy Bean, United States Gene Littler,
United States John Schroeder
2Jul 12, 1981Greater Milwaukee Open−14 (68-66-67-73=274)3 strokesUnited States Chi Chi Rodriguez
3Sep 6, 1981B.C. Open−14 (67-65-69-69=270)3 strokesUnited States Tom Kite
4Sep 19, 1982Hall of Fame−8 (70-70-70-66=276)PlayoffUnited States John Adams
5Oct 3, 1982Texas Open−18 (63-67-67-65=262)3 strokesUnited States Curtis Strange
6Apr 26, 1987Big "I" Houston Open−12 ( 69-69-71-67=276)PlayoffUnited States Buddy Gardner
7Jan 24, 1988Bob Hope Chrysler Classic−22 (63-68-69-68-70=338)2 strokesUnited States David Edwards
8Jun 14, 1992Federal Express St. Jude Classic−21 (68-67-64-64=263)3 strokesUnited States Dan Forsman, United States Robert Gamez
9Oct 17, 1993H.E.B. Texas Open−21 (68-65-66-64=263)PlayoffUnited States Bob Lohr

PGA Tour playoff record (3–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
11982Hall of FameUnited States John AdamsWon with par on second extra hole
21987Big "I" Houston OpenUnited States Buddy GardnerWon with par on first extra hole
31993H.E.B. Texas OpenUnited States Bob LohrWon with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (6)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (16)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (3)
Other Champions Tour (13)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Oct 9, 2005Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn−16 (68-67-65=200)2 strokesUnited States Dana Quigley
2Oct 23, 2005SBC Championship−14 (67-66-66=199)2 strokesUnited States Tom Purtzer
3Apr 23, 2006Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf−15 (66-68-67=201)5 strokesUnited States Peter Jacobsen,
United States Craig Stadler
4Apr 30, 2006FedEx Kinko's Classic−11 (68-72-65=205)2 strokesEngland Mark James, United States Tom Kite
5May 28, 2006Senior PGA Championship−5 (68-70-73-68=279)PlayoffUnited States Brad Bryant
6Oct 15, 2006Administaff Small Business Classic−17 (65-63-71=199)5 strokesUnited States Bruce Lietzke
7Mar 11, 2007Toshiba Classic−19 (65-64-65=194)2 strokesUnited States R. W. Eaks
8Apr 22, 2007Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf−9 (68-69-70=207)PlayoffUnited States Tom Kite
9Jun 10, 2007The Principal Charity Classic−12 (65-67-69=201)3 strokesUnited States Brad Bryant, United States R. W. Eaks
10Jun 24, 2007Bank of America Championship−13 (71-66-66=203)3 strokesUnited States Brad Bryant,
United States Leonard Thompson
11May 25, 2008Senior PGA Championship+7 (69-72-72-74=287)1 strokeGermany Bernhard Langer
12Jun 1, 2008The Principal Charity Classic−10 (70-68-65=203)1 strokeUnited States Andy Bean
13Sep 20, 2009Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn−18 (62-71-65=198)2 strokesUnited States Andy Bean, United States Russ Cochran
14Oct 4, 2009Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship−13 (66-70-67-64=267)1 strokeUnited States Tom Watson
15Aug 7, 20113M Championship−15 (64-69-68=201)1 strokeUnited States Tom Lehman, United States Kenny Perry, Australia Peter Senior
16Jun 3, 2012The Principal Charity Classic−16 (66-65-66=197)5 strokesUnited States Larry Mize, United States Kirk Triplett

Champions Tour playoff record (2–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
12006Senior PGA ChampionshipUnited States Brad BryantWon with par on third extra hole
22007Liberty Mutual Legends of GolfUnited States Tom KiteWon with par on first extra hole
32008Toshiba ClassicGermany Bernhard LangerLost to birdie on seventh extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament197419751976197719781979
Masters TournamentDNPDNPCUTDNPT47DNP
U.S. OpenT54 LAT18 LADNPT5CUTDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPT58T7
Tournament1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
Masters TournamentT17T3144T27T215T6T7CUTT46
U.S. OpenT26CUTT6T43T11T15CUTDNPT25CUT
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPT27T19T36DNPDNPT35T38DNP
PGA ChampionshipT50T19T5T9T39T38T53T28T38CUT
Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Masters TournamentDNPDNPDNP38T5T3T36DNPT12T44
U.S. OpenCUTDNPT23T77CUTT4T90T5CUTT17
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT79T22T24DNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUTDNPT62T2014T8T31T61T40T3
Tournament200020012002200320042005200620072008
Masters TournamentT37DNPDNPCUTT1748DNPDNPDNP
U.S. OpenDNPDNPT12CUTT9CUTT37DNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPCUTCUTDNPDNPDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipT64DNPCUTT5T37CUTT68DNPCUT

LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament0013592219
U.S. Open00035122618
The Open Championship000003108
PGA Championship0013692823
Totals002916338668

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

YearChampionshipWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
2006Senior PGA Championship−5 (68-70-73-68=279)Playoff1United States Brad Bryant
2008Senior PGA Championship+7 (69-72-72-74=287)1 strokeGermany Bernhard Langer
2009Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship−13 (66-70-67-64=267)1 strokeUnited States Tom Watson

1Defeated Bryant in a sudden-death playoff.

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2012.

Tournament2004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Senior PGA Championship2CUT1T91T9T23T34T29T2
The TraditionDNPT23T20T14T3T17T10T5T13T31
Senior Players ChampionshipDNPT18T3T1761T20T32T20T27
U.S. Senior OpenT3T22T8T5T9T13T20T13T9T35
Senior British Open ChampionshipDNPDNPT6T4DNPT19T8T28T40DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yocom, Guy (February 2005). "My Shot: Curtis Strange". Golf Digest. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005. 
  2. ^ "Career Cuts Made on the PGA Tour". PGA Tour. July 27, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 

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