Watch: Bill Haas saves the day with baseball swing from tough lie

Bill Haas
Bill Haas prepares to hit his second shot from an awkward lie at No. 18 Sunday.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 7:17 p.m.

Nursing a one-shot lead into the final hole Sunday at the Humana Challenge, the last thing Bill Haas wanted to have was a difficult lie. But boy, did he get a doozy.

His tee shot went way right and the ball landed on the lip of a bunker, forcing him to stand in the sand and swing almost parallel in an effort to advance the ball.

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He admitted to his caddie, "I could whiff it, you know?" But Haas calmly stepped up and this is was happened next:

 

 

You couldn't have asked for a better result, as Haas pulled off a swing worthy of any Major League Baseball player. Haas then hit a solid third shot into the green and two-putted to avoid what could have been a wild multi-player playoff.