Name:William Harlan Haas
Born:May 24, 1982 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Original/Home Club:Wake Forest University GC (the Demon Deacons).
Played as the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation (Jan 22-25). Second-placed Matt Kuchar (USA), Charley Hoffman (USA), Brendan Steele (USA), Steve Wheatcroft (USA) and Sung Joon Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Haas (USA). [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Nicklaus (private) PGA West; La Quinta CC].
Played as the AT&T National (June 27-30). Second-placed Roberto Castro (USA) finished 3 shots behind Haas (USA), whose final round 66 spurred him to victory. [Congressional CC, Bethesda, MD].
Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 16-19). Haas (USA) beat Phil Mickelson (USA) and Keegan Bradley (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Bill Haas (USA) won the PGA Tour 2011 season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Webb Simpson (USA) was second with 2745 pts. Luke Donald (Eng) was third with 2567 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.
Played as the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola (Sept 22-25; last of four FedExCup playoff events). Haas (USA) beat Hunter Mahan (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole to win this event, as well as the season-long FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].
Played as the Bob Hope Classic (Jan 20-24). Second-placed Matt Kuchar (USA), Tim Clark (RSA) and Bubba Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Bill Haas (USA), whose father Jay Haas won this tournament in 1988. [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Nicklaus (private) PGA West; La Quinta CC; SilverRock].
Played as the Viking Classic (Sep 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Michael Allen (USA) finished 3 shots behind Haas (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Annandale GC, Madison, nr Jackson, Miss.].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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