March 12, 2007 |
Jay Haas watched the ball hang on the lip of the cup at the 10th hole, teasing him for about eight seconds. Then, as it had been throughout the Toshiba Classic, everything rolled his way. It was about the only thing that hung in doubt during the final round Sunday at the Newport Beach Country Club. Haas, 53, finished with a six-under-par 65 to set a 72-hole tournament record at 19 under. R.W.
February 12, 2007 |
England's Mark James won the Allianz Championship on Sunday at Boca Raton, Fla., in his first tournament of the year, closing with a four-under-par 68 for a two-stroke victory over Champions Tour player of the year Jay Haas. James spent the previous three weeks skiing in the French Alps. "I came out here fairly cold from the winter off and only started practicing this week," he said. "It's a nice surprise and gives me a lot of confidence."
February 11, 2007 |
Champions Tour player of the year Jay Haas shot a seven-under 65 on Saturday at Boca Raton, Fla., for a share of the second-round lead in the Allianz Championship with first-round leader Craig Stadler and England's Mark James. "I'd love to play as well as I did today for the rest of my life," Haas said. "It was just a nice round of golf. I drove the ball really well, hit a lot of good iron shots, made some real nice putts."
November 7, 2004 |
What used to be routine felt like a novelty to Tiger Woods. After four consecutive birdies on his way to a five-under-par 65 at East Lake, the former No. 1 player in the world was introduced Saturday as one of the 54-hole leaders in the Tour Championship at Atlanta. Woods raised his cap in mock celebration, and for good reason. It has been more than a year since he has been in this position. "I think I've made steady progress," said Woods, who has only one victory this year and lost his No.
November 6, 2004 |
Jay Haas finished strong Friday in the Tour Championship at Atlanta, saving par on the 17th from 60 feet away in a bunker, then making a 12-foot birdie putt for a four-under-par 66 and a two-shot lead over Stephen Ames, who also shot 66. Tiger Woods, winless for eight months, made two birdies with stunning recovery shots and matched his best score of the year, a bogey-free 64 that left him three shots back. U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen had a 66 and joined Woods at four-under 136.
August 13, 2004 |
He's 50, he's losing his hair, his face has more lines than a road map and Jay Haas has never been better. At his age, he should be asking for the senior-citizen discount instead of showing the kids how it's done, such as shooting a 68 at the PGA Championship, which is what Haas did here Thursday at Whistling Straits. In fact, it's possible that the only thing more unexpected than Haas' opening round was that he was not alone.