Fred Haas

Frederick Theodore Haas Jr. (January 3, 1916 – January 26, 2004) was an American professional golfer.

Fred Haas
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Personal information
Full nameFrederick Theodore Haas Jr.
NicknameFreddie
Born(1916-01-03)January 3, 1916
Portland, Arkansas
DiedJanuary 26, 2004(2004-01-26) (aged 88)
Metairie, Louisiana
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeLouisiana State University
Turned professional1946
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT10: 1950
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1952
U.S. OpenT6: 1954
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1966

Haas was born in Portland, Arkansas. After graduating from Dermott High School, he graduated from Louisiana State University in 1937, winning the NCAA individual championship in his senior year.

Haas's first PGA Tour win, at the Memphis Invitational as an amateur, broke Byron Nelson's record streak of 11 straight victories (Nelson finished 4th).[1] He turned pro in early 1946. He played on the 1953 Ryder Cup team.

Haas died in Metairie, Louisiana at age 88.[2]

Amateur winsEdit

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 19, 1945 Memphis Invitational
(as an amateur)
−18 (69-69-64-68=270) 5 strokes   Bob Cochran (a),   George Low Jr.
2 Oct 4, 1948 Portland Open Invitational −18 (67-67-71-65=270) Playoff   Ben Hogan (2nd),
  Johnny Palmer (3rd)
3 Dec 12, 1949 Miami Open −16 (65-67-67-65=264) Playoff   Bob Hamilton
4 Jan 23, 1950 Long Beach Open −16 (70-66-67-65=268) 5 strokes   Stan Leonard
5 Jan 31, 1954 Thunderbird Invitational −20 (65-68-66-69=268) 2 strokes   Marty Furgol,   Chandler Harper,
  Bo Wininger

PGA Tour playoff record (2–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1947 St. Paul Open   Jim Ferrier Lost 18-hole playoff;
Ferrier: −4 (68),
Haas: −1 (71)
2 1948 Tacoma Open Invitational   Chuck Congdon,   Vic Ghezzi,
  Cary Middlecoff,   Ed Oliver
Oliver won with eagle on first extra hole after 18-hole playoff;
Oliver: −2 (69),
Middlecoff: −2 (69),
Haas: +1 (72),
Congdon: +2 (73),
Ghezzi: +4 (75)
3 1948 Portland Open Invitational   Ben Hogan (2nd),
  Johnny Palmer (3rd)
Won 18-hole playoff;
Haas: −2 (70),
Hogan: −1 (71),
Palmer: +2 (75)
4 1949 Miami Open   Bob Hamilton Won 18-hole playoff;
Haas: −1 (69),
Hamilton: +1 (71)
5 1955 Thunderbird Invitational   Shelley Mayfield,   Mike Souchak Mayfield won with birdie on second extra hole after 18-hole playoff;
Mayfield: −3 (69),
Souchak: −3 (69),
Haas: −2 (70)

Senior wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 28, 1966 PGA Seniors' Championship −2 (72-71-71-72=286) 2 strokes   John Barnum,   Dutch Harrison
2 Jul 3, 1966 World Senior Championship 3 & 2   Dai Rees

Results in major championshipsEdit

 
Haas at the 1949 Miami Open, which he won

Amateur

Tournament 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941
U.S. Amateur R16 QF R256 R16 R32 R32 R32 R32
The Amateur Championship R32

Professional

Tournament 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament T37 WD WD
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament NT NT NT 15 T17 T18 29
U.S. Open WD NT NT NT NT T43 T31 T19
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship NT
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T10 T39 26 T33 WD T29 CUT
U.S. Open T18 T29 WD T12 T6 T34 T14 T35 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship R64 QF R32 R32 R32 R32
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship WD T50 T23 T27 T37 T51 WD
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T51 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = no tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in match play

Sources: U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur,[3] 1938 British Amateur[4]

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 4 14 10
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 5 14 10
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 6 15 12
Totals 0 0 0 1 3 15 44 32
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1946 Masters – 1951 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kelley, Brent. "Byron Nelson's 1945 Tournament Results". About.com. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Fred Haas; Golfer, 88". The New York Times. January 29, 2004.
  3. ^ USGA Championship Database Archived June 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Field of International Renown". The Glasgow Herald. May 27, 1938. p. 7.

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