The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Jay Haas

Player Data
  • Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Residence: Greenville, S.C.
  • Birthdate: December 1, 1953
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1976
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 and in 2004), 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 21 times and the top 100 every year but one, 2000. Member of the 1983, '95 & 2004 Ryder Cup team and the 1994 & 2003 Presidents Cup team.

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

1976 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 7; money $2,911 (ranked 192nd); best finish, T33rd, Greater Hartford Open.

1977 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 2; money $32,326 (ranked 77th); best finish, T5th, U.S. Open.

1978 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 4; money $77,176 (ranked 31st); Winner, Andy Williams-San Diego Open

1979 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 7; money $102,515 (ranked 34th); best finish, 2nd, Phoenix Open.

1980 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 26; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.34 (ranked 20th); money $114,102 (ranked 35th); best finish, 3rd, Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open.

1981 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 71.25 (ranked 22nd); money $181,894 (ranked 15th);Winner Greater Milwaukee Open & B.C. Open.

1982 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 27; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.91 (ranked 14th); money $229,746 (ranked 13th); Winner Hall of Fame & Texas Open.

1983 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 71.15 (ranked 17th); money $191,735 (ranked 23rg); best finish, T2nd, USF&G Classic & Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open.

1984 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.47 (ranked 41st); money $146,514 (ranked 45th); best finish, T2nd, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic.

1985 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.92 (ranked 86th); money $121,488 (ranked 69th); best finish, T5th, Masters.

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.24 (ranked 98th); money 189,204 (ranked 45th); best finish, T4th, Houston Open.

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.88 (ranked 26th); money $270,347 (ranked 37th); best finish, Winner Big "I" Houston Open.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.42 (ranked 32nd); money $490,409 (ranked 20th); Winner Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.94 (ranked 79th); money $248,831 (ranked 54th); best finish, T2nd, MONY Tournament of Championship & Southern Open.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.24 (ranked 98th); money $180,023 (ranked 89th); best finish, T2nd, Northern Telecom Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring average 71.19 (ranked T86th); money $696,861 (ranked 60th); best finish, T3rd, Doral Ryder Open and 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 ; in money -13; top-10 finishes - 0; money $265,755 (ranked 144th); best finish T12th at the Nissan Open

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 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 2; money $565,141 (ranked 92nd); best finish 4th at the B.C. Open

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 ; in money -18; top-10 finishes - 1; money $722,782 (ranked 98th); best finish T-4th at the Shell Houston Open

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).

2003 Notes
For the first time in his 27 year career on the PGA TOUR went over the million dollar mark in earnings. Took him his first 14 years and his first 412 PGA Tour events to compare his earnings with 2003.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; Rounds Played - 83; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 8; money $2,563,545 Rank (15th); Best finish: 2nd at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic & The Players Championship

2003 Stats
Scoring - 69.91 / (14th); Driving Distance - 279.2 / (149th); Driving Accuracy - 65.5% / (115th); GIR - 64.4% / (116th); Putting - 1.745 / (26th); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (66th) / Total Birdies - 310; Sand Saves - 59.5% / (5th); All-Around Rank - 611 / (49th).

2004 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 3; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 68.64; money $541,920 (ranked 34th); best finish, 2nd, Senior PGA Championship & First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

2004 Notes
Selected by Hal Sutton as one of two Captain's Choices to play in his third Ryder Cup team and first since 1995.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; Rounds Played - 79; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 8; money $2,071,626 Rank (27th); Best finish: 3rd at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

2004 Stats
Scoring - 70.05 / (10th); Driving Distance - 274.5 / (183rd); Driving Accuracy - 65.4% / (75th); GIR - 66.9% / (47th); Putting - 1.758 / (40th); Birdie Average - 3.54 per rd / (94th) / Total Birdies - 280; Sand Saves - 56.1% / (18th); All-Around Rank - 525 / (29th).

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