March 28, 2003 |
Tiger Woods and his dominant game took a detour in the first round of the Players Championship on Thursday at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. That cleared the way for Jay Haas, Rocco Mediate, Bob Tway and Skip Kendall to tie for the early lead at four-under-par 68. Woods, coming off an 11-stroke victory at the Bay Hill Invitational for his third win in four tournaments this year, spent most of his morning playing from ankle-deep grass and rallied over the final few holes for a 72.
December 3, 1990 |
Beth Daniel and Davis Love III held off a challenge from Nancy Lopez and Jay Haas in Sunday's final round and won the $1-million JC Penney golf tournament by five strokes. Daniel and Love, who each earned $100,000, shot a four-under-par 67 to complete the 72-hole event at 18-under 266. An eagle at the par-five 14th hole broke the tight duel they had with Haas and Lopez, who were one stroke back with seven holes left.
December 2, 1988 |
Patty Sheehan and Jay Haas overcame gusty winds to shoot a 7-under-par 65 Thursday at Largo, Fla., for a 1-stroke lead in the first round of the $800,000 J.C. Penney golf tournament, which pairs men and women touring professionals. Larry and Laurie Rinker and the Marth Nause-Larry Mize team were tied at 66. Fred Couples holed a 60-foot bunker shot at the 18th hole for a 6-under-par 66 and a 1-shot first-round lead in the $1.25 million Australian Bicentennial at Melbourne.
July 19, 1989 |
Jay Haas withdrew from the British Open today, saying he was "not mentally prepared" for a long trip to play in a tough tournament. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which runs the Open, said it had received a message from Haas in the United States saying he intends to play in the 1990 Open at St. Andrews. Miquel Martin of Spain, the top alternate, took Haas' place for Thursday's first round.
September 25, 1989 |
Ted Schulz always thought he could play on the PGA tour. On Sunday the 29-year-old from Louisville, Ky., was convinced. Schulz shot a four-under-par 66 to win his first PGA tournament, the $400,000 Southern Open, by one shot over Tim Simpson and Jay Haas. "I knew one day it would work out," Schulz said. "I just had to give myself some time." Simpson, playing nearly an hour ahead of Schulz, fired a 63 to post a 267 total.
September 24, 1989 |
David Canipe shot a six-under-par 64 Saturday to take the lead in the third round of the $400,000 Southern Open golf tournament. Canipe, 36, who is 133rd on the PGA Tourmoney list with $84,000, made the last of his six birdies on No. 18, sinking a 20-foot putt to gain a one-stroke advantage over Dave Rummells and Jay Haas. Canipe was at 12-under-par 198.
January 12, 1990 |
Pat McGowan led an assault on a municipal course with a 10-under-par 62 Thursday for a three-shot first-round lead at the Tucson Open. McGowan, a non-winner in 13 seasons on the PGA Tour, had eight birdies and an eagle on the Randolph Park course, which was no match for golf's touring pros. Five players had 65s on the flat, 6,902-yard layout--one of two courses being used for this event.
August 17, 1998 |
The first 6 1/2-month long tournament in PGA Tour history finishes today at Pebble Beach, where the rain-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am reaches a protracted, but probably dry conclusion. It's not every tournament that begins Jan. 29 and ends in mid-August, but that's the best this soggy one can hope for since it was washed out on Feb. 2. Tim Herron and Tom Watson are tied after 36 holes, but Phil Mickelson, Tom Lehman and Jay Haas are one shot back.