Tag Archives: Jay Haas

Oct
12
2015

I definitely didn’t think I’d regret not staying up past my curfew last night to watch the Presidents Cup. I certainly didn’t think I’d miss anything but the standard U.S. routing or maybe the Internationals attempting a tepid comeback. I really didn’t think I’d  be saying what I’m about to say, especially since any little interest I had in the Presidents Cup completely disappeared after the only thing I considered that could be slightly intriguing did not happen — which was obviously Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, the worlds nos. 1 and 2, respectively, facing off in what would naturally be an intense battle filled with lots of thumbs-up and fist-pumps for Sunday singles.

Well, to be honest, I doubt I would been awake to watch, anyway, since I was playing in a tourney at NGLA this weekend (yes, very important with at least a few hundred in pro shop credit on the line) and had an early-ish tee time. #sorrynotsorry

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Oct
2
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

You’ve got to have nothing but respect for Jim Furyk, who has played on every Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team since 1997. If you’ve ever spoken to Furyk about these biennial matches, it’s obvious that he truly cares about representing his country and enjoys the “team” aspect of these events.

Furyk was forced to withdraw from the last two FedEx Cup events due to a bone contusion on his wrist. He tried his best to rehabilitate the injury in time to compete in the Presidents Cup, but on Friday, he finally announced he would be unable to play. Instead, he’ll travel with the team as an assistant to captain Jay Haas.

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Jun
4
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Presidents Cup

 

At this week’s Champions Tour event in Missouri, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem introduced the captains for the 2015 Presidents Cup, which will take place in New Songdo City, South Korea. Jay Haas was named captain of Team USA and Nick Price was named captain of the International Team. Former captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player joined the press conference as did International vice-captain K.J. Choi.

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Sep
26
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

The Shot

Another reward Bill Haas may have won on Sunday: the 12th and final spot on the U.S. Presidents Cup team. Captain Fred Couples has probably made up his mind, but the formal announcement is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at 5pm ET.

At the start of the week, it seemed like rookie Keegan Bradley, who has two wins, including a major, had the pick locked up — unless Bill Haas or Brandt Snedeker won the Tour Championship, of course.

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Sep
26
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Haas hoisting $11.44 million worth of hardware

After Bill Haas rolled in a four-footer on the 18th, the third hole in sudden death, beating Hunter Mahan to capture the Tour Championship, Haas was whisked through the tunnel, up the stairs — but not before Bubba Watson rushed after him to give him a congratulatory hug — and onto the veranda in the grandstands for the made-for-TV portion of the trophy presentation.

When Haas saw the Tour Championship trophy and FedExCup trophy both sitting on the table and didn’t see another player, he looked at his wife Julie and quietly asked her, “Did I win the FedExCup?”

She beamed as she recounted the anecdote, saying she laughed, nodded and told him in an equally hushed voice, “Yes!”

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Jul
30
2010
By Stephanie Wei under US Senior Open

For a guy who shot a solid one-under 69, just three strokes off the lead at the US Senior Open, Mark Calcavecchia seemed rather grouchy. “You don’t seem happy, it was a good round of golf,” one reporter noted.

“I’m happy, really happy, tired, back hurts, blister on my toe, ready to get the hell out of here, waking up every day at 3:00 [in the morning],” Calc replied with the same stony look.

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