|Full name||Jay Dean Haas|
|Born||December 2, 1953|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Residence||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Spouse||Jan Haas (née Pruitt)|
Jay Haas, Jr.
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour Champions|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||18|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T3: 1995|
|U.S. Open||T4: 1995|
|The Open Championship||T19: 1983|
|PGA Championship||T3: 1999|
|Achievements and awards|
|Payne Stewart Award||2004|
|Jim Murray Award||2005|
Rookie of the Year
|Bob Jones Award||2006|
|Jack Nicklaus Trophy|
|Arnold Palmer Award|
|Charles Schwab Cup||2006, 2008|
Haas was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Belleville, Illinois. He attended Wake Forest University and was a member of the NCAA Championship team of the middle 1970s with Curtis Strange and Bob Byman that Golf World has called "the greatest college team of all time". He won the individual championship in 1975. He turned professional in 1976.
Haas has had a solid career on the PGA Tour, winning nine times between 1978 and 1993. He had a resurgence in 2003, when he finished in the top 30 on the money list for the first time since 1995 and made the United States Presidents Cup team. The following year he was one of Hal Sutton's two captain's picks for the Ryder Cup, and made his third appearance in that event.
Haas was eligible to play in Champions Tour (now PGA Tour Champions) events from the start of the 2004 season and he lost to Hale Irwin by one stroke at the Senior PGA Championship in his first appearance at that level. He was still featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking after his 50th birthday. In 2005, he won twice on the Champions Tour, while also continuing to play regularly on the PGA Tour. In April 2006, he won back to back events on the Champions Tour and the following month he won a playoff at the Oak Tree Golf Club with Brad Bryant at the Senior PGA Championship to claim his first senior major and he went on to top the 2006 Champions Tour money list. He was named the Champions Tour Player of the Year in 2006 as well. Haas won the 2008 Charles Schwab Cup to win two out of the last three cups.
After winning the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in September 2009, Haas won his third senior major and 14th Champions Tour event in October at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. He came from 5 strokes behind with a final round 6-under-par 64 to win by 1 over 54-hole leader Tom Watson. In June 2012, Haas won his 16th title on the Champions Tour, cruising to a five stroke victory over Larry Mize and Kirk Triplett at the Principal Charity Classic. In October 2016, Haas won the Toshiba Classic in a playoff with Bart Bryant. He became the second oldest player to win a PGA Tour Champions event at age 62 years, 312 days; the oldest is Mike Fetchick at 63 years.
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 second son Bill who has played on the PGA Tour since 2006. His oldest son Jay Jr., brother Jerry Haas, and brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt also played on the PGA Tour.
He was voted the 2006 Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. In February 2005, he received the Payne Stewart Award, and in April 2005, he received the Murray Award for his cooperation with the media. He has made the cut 592 times in the PGA Tour, more than any other player. Haas also has the distinction of playing in the most major tournaments without a win, with 87 during his PGA Tour career.
Haas currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina.
Professional wins (33)Edit
PGA Tour wins (9)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jan 29, 1978||Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational||−10 (72-64-72-70=278)||3 strokes|| Andy Bean, Gene Littler,|
|2||Jul 12, 1981||Greater Milwaukee Open||−14 (68-66-67-73=274)||3 strokes||Chi Chi Rodriguez|
|3||Sep 6, 1981||B.C. Open||−14 (67-65-69-69=270)||3 strokes||Tom Kite|
|4||Sep 19, 1982||Hall of Fame||−8 (70-70-70-66=276)||Playoff||John Adams|
|5||Oct 3, 1982||Texas Open||−18 (63-67-67-65=262)||3 strokes||Curtis Strange|
|6||Apr 26, 1987||Big "I" Houston Open||−12 ( 69-69-71-67=276)||Playoff||Buddy Gardner|
|7||Jan 24, 1988||Bob Hope Chrysler Classic||−22 (63-68-69-68-70=338)||2 strokes||David Edwards|
|8||Jun 14, 1992||Federal Express St. Jude Classic||−21 (68-67-64-64=263)||3 strokes||Dan Forsman, Robert Gamez|
|9||Oct 17, 1993||H.E.B. Texas Open (2)||−21 (68-65-66-64=263)||Playoff||Bob Lohr|
PGA Tour playoff record (3–0)
|1||1982||Hall of Fame||John Adams||Won with par on second extra hole|
|2||1987||Big "I" Houston Open||Buddy Gardner||Won with par on first extra hole|
|3||1993||H.E.B. Texas Open||Bob Lohr||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Other wins (6)Edit
- 1976 Missouri Open
- 1982 Spalding Invitational
- 1991 Mexican Open
- 1996 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (with Tom Kite)
- 2004 CVS Charity Classic (with son Bill Haas)
- 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic (with Morgan Pressel)
Champions Tour wins (18)Edit
|Champions Tour major championships (3)|
|Other Champions Tour (15)|
Champions Tour playoff record (3–2)
|1||2006||Senior PGA Championship||Brad Bryant||Won with par on third extra hole|
|2||2007||Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf||Tom Kite||Won with par on first extra hole|
|3||2008||Toshiba Classic||Bernhard Langer||Lost to birdie on seventh extra hole|
|4||2014||Charles Schwab Cup Championship||Tom Pernice, Jr.||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
|5||2016||Toshiba Classic||Bart Bryant||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Results in major championshipsEdit
|U.S. Open||T54 LA||T18 LA||T5||CUT|
|The Open Championship|
|The Open Championship||T27||T19||T36||T35||T38|
|The Open Championship||T79||T22||T24|
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT|
LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||3||10||8|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1981 PGA – 1986 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1995 Masters – 1995 U.S. Open)
Senior major championshipsEdit
|2006||Senior PGA Championship||−5 (68-70-73-68=279)||Playoff1||Brad Bryant|
|2008||Senior PGA Championship (2)||+7 (69-72-72-74=287)||1 stroke||Bernhard Langer|
|2009||Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship||−13 (66-70-67-64=267)||1 stroke||Tom Watson|
1Defeated Bryant in a sudden-death playoff.
Results not in chronological order before 2017.
|Senior PGA Championship||2||CUT||1||T9||1||T9||T23||T34||T29||T2||T3||T50||T38||CUT|
|U.S. Senior Open||T3||T22||T8||T5||T9||T13||T20||T13||T9||T35||T38||T14||T42||T14|
|Senior Players Championship||T18||T3||T17||6||1||T20||T32||T20||T27||T6||T54||T14||T32|
|Senior British Open Championship||T6||T4||T19||T8||T28||T40|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
- Yocom, Guy (February 2005). "My Shot: Curtis Strange". Golf Digest. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005.
- "Jay Haas, 62, edges Bart Bryant in playoff to win Toshiba Classic". ESPN. Associated Press. October 10, 2016.
- "Career Cuts Made on the PGA Tour". PGA Tour. July 27, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2013.