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Jay Haas

Residence:
   Greenville, S.C.
Birthplace:
   St. Louis, Mo.
Turned Pro:
   1976
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180
Birthdate:
   December 1, 1953
Age: 49
College:
   St. Louis, Mo.

Player Notes

With Masters Champion Bob Goalby as his uncle and exemplar, it may have been inevitable that Haas would have a career in golf. At age 5, Haas took his first swings with a short, broken club that Goalby had regripped. Under Goalby's watchful eye, Haas placed third in the first tournament he ever entered, the National Pee Wee championship. He had a fine amateur career, capped off by playing on the 1975 Walker Cup Team and winning the NCAA Championship.

Haas earned his PGA Tour card in the fall of 1976 and won $32,326 his first year on tour. In his 2nd year, 1978, he won the Andy Williams-San Diego Open by three strokes. Haas would have big seasons in both 1981 and 1982, winning twice each year and moving up to 15th and 13th on the money list. He was a member of the Ryder Cup team for the first time in 1983 (he would play again in 1995), but despite continued consistency in his game was at the start of a five-year winless spell. His next win came in the 1987 Big "I" Houston Open in a playoff over Buddy Gardner; Haas holed a birdie putt of 70 feet on the last hole to send the tournament into overtime and won it with par on the first extra hole. . . His brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt competed on the PGA Tour for several years and is now a tour rules official. . .Since joining the tour in 1977 has finished in the top 60 of the money list 19 times and the top 100 every year but one, 2000.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
9 - 1978 Andy Williams-San Diego Open, 1981 Greater Milwaukee Open, B.C. Open, 1982 Hall of Fame Classic, Texas Open, 1987 Big "I" Houston Open, 1988 Bob Hope Classic, 1992 Federal Express St. Jude Classic, 1993 Texas Open.

Other
1991 Mexican Open, 1996 Franklin Templeton Shootout (teamed with Tom Kite)

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.24 (ranked 98th); money $180,023 (ranked 89th).

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.78 (ranked T56th); money $200,637 (ranked 84th); best finish, T3rd, Federal Express St. Jude Classic.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.02 (ranked 13th); money $632,628 (ranked 20th); winner Federal Express St. Jude Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 27; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.32 (ranked T22nd); money $601,603 (ranked 26th); winner Texas Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.32 (ranked 28th); money $593,386 (ranked 25th); best finish, T3rd, Buick Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 11; stroke average 70.18 (ranked 13th); money $822,259 (ranked 16th); best finish, T2nd, Motorola Western Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.40 (ranked 22nd); money $523,019 (ranked 36th); best finish, 2nd, LaCantera Texas Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.35 (ranked T30th); money $437,895 (ranked 57th); best finish, 5th, in Buick Challenge, T5th in U.S. Open and Sprint International

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.78 (ranked 46th); money $515,454 (ranked 56th); best finish, T2nd Westin Texas Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 71.19 (ranked T86th); money $696,861 (ranked 60th); best finish, T3rd, Doral Ryder Open & PGA Championship.

2000 Notes
first time he has finished outside of the top-125 since 1977

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 77 / Cuts made: 13 / Top-10 finishes: 0; Best finish: T12th at the Nissan Open; Earnings: $265,755 Rank (144th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.94 / (155th); Driving Distance - 266.3 / (164th); Driving Accuracy - 69.7% / (80th); GIR - 63.1% / (161st); Putting - 1.786 / (116th); Birdie Average - 3.18 per rd / (154th) / Total Birdies - 245; Sand Saves - 50.8% / (139th); Scrambling - 57.5% / (149th); All-Around Rank - 1161 / (180th).

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 21 / Rounds Played: 72 / Cuts made: 16 / Top-10 finishes: 2; Best finish: 4th at the B.C. Open; Earnings: $565,141 Rank (92nd)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.40 / (32nd); Driving Distance - 273.7 / (154th); Driving Accuracy - 71.0% / (45th); GIR - 68.9% / (39); Putting - 1.751 / (40th); Birdie Average - 3.89 per rd / (33rd) / Total Birdies - 280; Sand Saves - 55.5% / (51st); Scrambling - 62.5% / (44th); All-Around Rank - 534 / (39th).

2002 Notes
Made 10 of his first 11 cuts on the way to second-best earnings year of his career.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 24 / Rounds Played: 79 / Cuts made: 18 / Top-10 finishes: 1 / Best finish: T-4th at the Shell Houston Open / Earnings: $722,782 Rank (98th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.61 / (37th); Driving Distance - 273.3 / (162nd); Driving Accuracy - 65.9% / (137th); GIR - 63.6% / (156th); Putting - 1.745 / (29th); Birdie Average - 3.58 per rd / (108th) / Total Birdies - 283; Sand Saves - 56.3% / (26th); All-Around Rank - 728 / (82nd)

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