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Jay Haas

  • Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Residence: Greenville, S.C.
  • Birthdate: 12/2/1953
  • Age: 54 Ht.:5'-10"
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18

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. Became a full-time member of the Champions Tour in 2005. Member of the 1983, '95 and 2004 Ryder Cup Team and the 1994 and 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) Champions Tour Victories: 10 - 2005 Greater Hickory Classic At Rock Barn, SBC Championship, 2006 Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf, FedEx Kinko's Classic, Senior PGA Championship, Administaff Small Business Classic, 2007 Toshiba Senior Classic, Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf, Principal Charity Classic, Bank Of America Championship.

Career Summary

Champions Tour Playoff Record: 2-1 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 1997 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 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 Notes: first time he has finished outside of the top-125 since 1977 2000 Stats: scoring average - 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 average - 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 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 Notes: Made 10 of his first 11 cuts on the way to second-best earnings year of his career. 2002 Stats: scoring average - 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 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 83; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $2,563,545; (ranked 15th); best finish - 2nd at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and The Players Championship 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 Stats: scoring average - 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 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 79; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $2,071,626; (ranked 27th); best finish - 3rd at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic 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 Stats: scoring average - 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). 2004 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 3; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 68.64; money - $541,920 (ranked 34th); best finish, 2nd, Senior PGA Championship and First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. 2005 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; rounds played - 51; in money - 78; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $485,109; (ranked 151st); best finish - T-9th at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 2005 Notes: Made cut at MCI Heritage which was the 584th of his PGA TOUR career and passed Raymond Floyd for second on the all-time career cuts-made list. 2005 Stats: scoring average - 71.28 / (123rd); Driving Distance - 276.0 / (187th); Driving Accuracy - 65.6% / (61st); GIR - 61.8% / (176th); Putting - 1.799 / (158th); Birdie Average - 3.29 per rd / (159th) / Total Birdies - 168; Sand Saves - 44.3% / (152nd); All-Around; rank - - 1186 / (186th). 2005 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 10; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 69.67 (ranked N/A); money - $998,653 (ranked 15th); best finish - Win Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn and SBC Championship. 2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; top-10 finishes - 16; scoring average - 69.07 (ranked 2nd); money - $2,420,227 (ranked 1st); best finish - Win Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, FedEx Kinko's Classic, Senior PGA Championship and Administaff Small Business Classic. 2006 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 7; rounds played - 25; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $163,398; (ranked 199); best finish - 22T Wachovia Championship 2006 Notes: Became the first player since Hale Irwin in 2002 to claim both the Arnold Palmer Award as the leading money winner and the season-long Charles Schwab Cup crown...Battled Loren Roberts to the wire for the two titles before claiming both at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, thanks to his T6 finish. Earned a Champions Tour career-best $2,420,227 to win the money title by $54,832, but his margin in the Charles Schwab Cup race was only 20 points as Roberts missed a short putt for on No. 18 which would have given Roberts the title. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes -18; scoring average - 69.36 (ranked 2nd); money - $2,581,001 (ranked 1st); best finish - Win Toshiba Senior Classic, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, Principal Charity Classic and Bank of America Championship. 2007 Notes: Won Player of the year honors and finished second to Loren Roberts in the Charles Schwab Cup.

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