Jay Haas

Jay Dean Haas (born December 2, 1953) is an American professional golfer. Haas was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Wake Forest University and was a member of the NCAA Championship team of the middle 1970s with Curtis Strange and Bob Byman that Golf World has called "the greatest college team of all time". He won the individual championship in 1975. He turned professional in 1976. Haas has had a solid career on the PGA Tour, winning nine times between 1978 and 1993. He had a resurgence in 2003, when he finished in the top 30 on the money list for the first time since 1995 and made the United States Presidents Cup team. The following year he was one of Hal Sutton's two captain's picks for the Ryder Cup, and made his third appearance in that event. Haas was eligible to play in Champions Tour events from the start of the 2004 season and he lost to Hale Irwin by one stroke at the Senior PGA Championship in his first appearance at that level. He has still featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings after his 50th birthday. In 2005, he won twice on the Champions Tour, while also continuing to play regularly on the PGA Tour. In April 2006, he won back to back
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  • Haas withdraws from Senior Open

    The Associated Press 2 weeks ago
    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Jay Haas has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open with a back injury. Haas won the Senior PGA Championship at Oak Tree National in 2006, the same course this year's Senior Open is being played ...
  • Langer favored heading into Senior Open

    The Associated Press 2 weeks ago
    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Colin Montgomerie has been impressed with Bernhard Langer's success. The 56-year-old has three victories this season and won the most recent event, the Senior Players Championship. He has everyone's attention as he heads into the ...
  • Why can't Pittsburgh keep a major golf tour stop?

    Beaver County Times, Pa. 4 weeks ago
    FOX CHAPEL -- Rocco Mediate and Kenny Perry each called Fox Chapel one of their favorite golf courses last Wednesday. The day before, John Cook said it fit everything about the Champions Tour. Even Jay Haas, who admitted he hasn't ...

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