Bill Haas injured in fatal car crash near Riviera Country Club

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Bill Haas was injured in a fatal car crash on Tuesday evening just miles from Riviera Country Club. By Wednesday morning, Haas had been released from a hospital with no broken bones, but pain and swelling in his legs. He's expected to make a full recovery.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 8:16 a.m.
Bill Haas, six-time PGA Tour winner and 2011 FedExCup Champion, was seriously injured in a car accident that left one person dead Tuesday evening near Riviera Country Club, site of this week's Genesis Open.
Haas, the 35-year-old son of nine-time Tour winner, Jay, was involved in the accident when the Ferrari he was a passenger in rolled over after hitting a BMW just a few miles from Riviera. 
A third vehicle -- a Toyota FJ SUV driven by actor Luke Wilson -- was clipped in the crash, but Wilson did not have any serious injuries, according to Golf Digest.
The driver of the Ferrari, 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Haas and a female from the the other vehicle were taken to the hospital in serious condition. 
Early Wednesday morning, Golf Channel's Todd Lewis reported that he spoke to Jay Haas. 
Jay Haas told Lewis that Bill was released from the hospital with no broken bones, but some pain and swelling in his legs. He is expected to make a full recovery.

UPDATE: Haas, as expected, has withdrawn from the Genesis Open.


T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.