Jerry Haas

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Jerry Haas
Personal information
Born (1963-09-16) September 16, 1963 (age 53)
Belleville, Illinois
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Spouse Elizabeth
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 1986
Retired 1996
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 3
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T31: 1985
U.S. Open 65th: 1988
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 2006

Jerry Haas (born September 16, 1963) is an American professional golfer who coaches Wake Forest University's golf team and used to play on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and the European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Haas was born in Belleville, Illinois. He won the Illinois Amateur championship in 1982 and 1984 while he attended Wake Forest. In 1985 he was named second team All-American in his final year at Wake and was also selected to the American Walker Cup team. Haas finished an impressive T-31 at the 1985 Masters Tournament as an amateur. He turned professional in 1986.

Professional career[edit]

Haas played on the European Tour in 1988 and 1989. He finished 57th on the money list in 1989. Haas finished in 3rd at qualifying school in 1989 earning him his PGA Tour card for 1990. He played on the PGA Tour full-time in 1990 and 1991 and split time between the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour in 1992. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 1993 and 1994 and won three events on tour in 1994. Those three wins helped earn Haas his PGA Tour card for 1995 but he would have to go back to the Nationwide Tour in 1996.

In 1997, Haas stopped playing professionally and spent a year as a commentator for The Golf Channel and also spent time as a teaching professional at the Yorktown Golf Club in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois.

Coaching career[edit]

Haas was named the head coach of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons golf team on September 1, 1997 and with the hiring stopped playing professional golf. He rebuilt the Wake Forest golf program and during his time they have seen over 15 All-ACC selections and over 15 individual tournament champions.

Personal life[edit]

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 brother Jay, nephews Bill and Jay Jr., and brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt. Jerry coached Bill at Wake Forest.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1982 Illinois Amateur
  • 1984 Illinois Amateur

Professional wins (7)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (3)[edit]

Other wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T31 LA DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT CUT 65 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

Note: Haas never played in The Open Championship.
LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jerry Haas: Head Coach" (PDF). Wake Forest University. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 

External links[edit]