September 16, 1963 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Residence||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T31: 1985|
|U.S. Open||65th: 1988|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 2006|
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.
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.
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.
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)
- 1982 Illinois Amateur
- 1984 Illinois Amateur
Professional wins (7)
Nationwide Tour wins (3)
Other wins (4)
- 1997 Southern Illinois Open
- 2012 South Carolina Open
- 2014 Carolinas PGA Championship
- 2015 Carolinas Open
Results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T31 LA||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
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
- Walker Cup: 1985 (winners)
- "Jerry Haas: Head Coach" (PDF). Wake Forest University. Retrieved 12 July 2014.