Jay Haas

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Jay Haas
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Jay Dean Haas
Born (1953-12-02) December 2, 1953 (age 60)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Greenville, South Carolina
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 1976
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 32
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 9
Champions Tour 16
Other 7
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T3: 1995
U.S. Open T4: 1995
The Open Championship T19: 1983
PGA Championship T3: 1999
Achievements and awards
Payne Stewart Award 2004
Jim Murray Award 2005
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2005
Champions Tour
Rookie of the Year
2005
Bob Jones Award 2006
Jack Nicklaus Trophy
(Champions Tour)
2006, 2007
Arnold Palmer Award
(Champions Tour)
2006, 2007
Charles Schwab Cup 2006, 2008

Jay Dean Haas (born December 2, 1953) is an American professional golfer formerly of the PGA Tour who now plays on the Champions Tour.

Haas was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Belleville, Illinois. 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".[1] 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 Ranking 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 events on the Champions Tour and the following month he won a playoff at the Oak Tree Golf Club with Brad Bryant at the Senior PGA Championship to claim his first senior major and he went on to top the 2006 Champions Tour money list. He was named the Champions Tour Player of the Year in 2006 as well. Haas won the 2008 Charles Schwab Cup to win two out of the last three cups.

After winning the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in September 2009, Haas won his third senior major and 14th Champions Tour event in October at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. He came from 5 strokes behind with a final round 6-under-par 64 to win by 1 over 54-hole leader Tom Watson. In June 2012, Haas won his 16th title on the Champions Tour, cruising to a five stroke victory over Larry Mize and Kirk Triplett at the Principal Charity Classic.

Haas comes from a distinguished family of golfers. He is a nephew of 1968 Masters winner Bob Goalby, and has several other relations in golf including his second son Bill who has played on the PGA Tour since 2006. His oldest son Jay Jr., brother Jerry Haas, and brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt also played on the PGA Tour.

He was voted the 2006 Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. In February 2005, he received the Payne Stewart Award, and in April 2005, he received the Murray Award for his cooperation with the media. He has made the cut 592 times in the PGA Tour, more than any other player.[2]

Haas currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

Professional wins (31)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (9)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jan 29, 1978 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational −10 (72-64-72-70=278) 3 strokes United States Andy Bean, United States Gene Littler,
United States John Schroeder
2 Jul 12, 1981 Greater Milwaukee Open −14 (68-66-67-73=274) 3 strokes United States Chi Chi Rodriguez
3 Sep 6, 1981 B.C. Open −14 (67-65-69-69=270) 3 strokes United States Tom Kite
4 Sep 19, 1982 Hall of Fame −8 (70-70-70-66=276) Playoff United States John Adams
5 Oct 3, 1982 Texas Open −18 (63-67-67-65=262) 3 strokes United States Curtis Strange
6 Apr 26, 1987 Big "I" Houston Open −12 ( 69-69-71-67=276) Playoff United States Buddy Gardner
7 Jan 24, 1988 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic −22 (63-68-69-68-70=338) 2 strokes United States David Edwards
8 Jun 14, 1992 Federal Express St. Jude Classic −21 (68-67-64-64=263) 3 strokes United States Dan Forsman, United States Robert Gamez
9 Oct 17, 1993 H.E.B. Texas Open −21 (68-65-66-64=263) Playoff United States Bob Lohr

PGA Tour playoff record (3–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1982 Hall of Fame United States John Adams Won with par on second extra hole
2 1987 Big "I" Houston Open United States Buddy Gardner Won with par on first extra hole
3 1993 H.E.B. Texas Open United States Bob Lohr Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (6)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (16)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (3)
Other Champions Tour (13)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 9, 2005 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn −16 (68-67-65=200) 2 strokes United States Dana Quigley
2 Oct 23, 2005 SBC Championship −14 (67-66-66=199) 2 strokes United States Tom Purtzer
3 Apr 23, 2006 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf −15 (66-68-67=201) 5 strokes United States Peter Jacobsen,
United States Craig Stadler
4 Apr 30, 2006 FedEx Kinko's Classic −11 (68-72-65=205) 2 strokes England Mark James, United States Tom Kite
5 May 28, 2006 Senior PGA Championship −5 (68-70-73-68=279) Playoff United States Brad Bryant
6 Oct 15, 2006 Administaff Small Business Classic −17 (65-63-71=199) 5 strokes United States Bruce Lietzke
7 Mar 11, 2007 Toshiba Classic −19 (65-64-65=194) 2 strokes United States R. W. Eaks
8 Apr 22, 2007 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf −9 (68-69-70=207) Playoff United States Tom Kite
9 Jun 10, 2007 The Principal Charity Classic −12 (65-67-69=201) 3 strokes United States Brad Bryant, United States R. W. Eaks
10 Jun 24, 2007 Bank of America Championship −13 (71-66-66=203) 3 strokes United States Brad Bryant,
United States Leonard Thompson
11 May 25, 2008 Senior PGA Championship +7 (69-72-72-74=287) 1 stroke Germany Bernhard Langer
12 Jun 1, 2008 The Principal Charity Classic −10 (70-68-65=203) 1 stroke United States Andy Bean
13 Sep 20, 2009 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn −18 (62-71-65=198) 2 strokes United States Andy Bean, United States Russ Cochran
14 Oct 4, 2009 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship −13 (66-70-67-64=267) 1 stroke United States Tom Watson
15 Aug 7, 2011 3M Championship −15 (64-69-68=201) 1 stroke United States Tom Lehman, United States Kenny Perry, Australia Peter Senior
16 Jun 3, 2012 The Principal Charity Classic −16 (66-65-66=197) 5 strokes United States Larry Mize, United States Kirk Triplett

Champions Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Senior PGA Championship United States Brad Bryant Won with par on third extra hole
2 2007 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf United States Tom Kite Won with par on first extra hole
3 2008 Toshiba Classic Germany Bernhard Langer Lost to birdie on seventh extra hole

Other senior wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT DNP T47 DNP
U.S. Open T54 LA T18 LA DNP T5 CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T58 T7
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T17 T31 44 T27 T21 5 T6 T7 CUT T46
U.S. Open T26 CUT T6 T43 T11 T15 CUT DNP T25 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP T27 T19 T36 DNP DNP T35 T38 DNP
PGA Championship T50 T19 T5 T9 T39 T38 T53 T28 T38 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP 38 T5 T3 T36 DNP T12 T44
U.S. Open CUT DNP T23 T77 CUT T4 T90 T5 CUT T17
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T79 T22 T24 DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP T62 T20 14 T8 T31 T61 T40 T3
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament T37 DNP DNP CUT T17 48 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T12 CUT T9 CUT T37 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T64 DNP CUT T5 T37 CUT T68 DNP CUT

LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 1 3 5 9 22 19
U.S. Open 0 0 0 3 5 12 26 18
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 8
PGA Championship 0 0 1 3 6 9 28 23
Totals 0 0 2 9 16 33 86 68
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1981 PGA – 1986 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1995 Masters – 1995 U.S. Open)

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
2006 Senior PGA Championship −5 (68-70-73-68=279) Playoff1 United States Brad Bryant
2008 Senior PGA Championship +7 (69-72-72-74=287) 1 stroke Germany Bernhard Langer
2009 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship −13 (66-70-67-64=267) 1 stroke United States Tom Watson

1Defeated Bryant in a sudden-death playoff.

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
The Tradition DNP T23 T20 T14 T3 T17 T10 T5 T13 T31 T3
Senior PGA Championship 2 CUT 1 T9 1 T9 T23 T34 T29 T2 T3
Senior Players Championship DNP T18 T3 T17 6 1 T20 T32 T20 T27 T6
U.S. Senior Open T3 T22 T8 T5 T9 T13 T20 T13 T9 T35 DNP
Senior British Open Championship DNP DNP T6 T4 DNP T19 T8 T28 T40 DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yocom, Guy (February 2005). "My Shot: Curtis Strange". Golf Digest. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005. 
  2. ^ "Career Cuts Made on the PGA Tour". PGA Tour. July 27, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 

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