Bill Haas Wins FedExCup
By mustang6560 on 9/26/11
Bill Haas is the 2011 Tour Championship AND the FedExCup champion.
The North Carolina native won in style yesterday and if you missed it, shame on you! Did you see the shot he pulled off from the lateral water hazard? No? Well, you need to watch the video of his shot--which should go down as the shot of the year--before going any further.
I know right, incredible! It looked like Bill was finished after his approach on the second playoff hole carried too far and ended up in the hazard. But with a little luck and great execution, he found a way to salvage par from an impossible situation.
"It was all or nothing," Haas said of his shot from the water left of the 17th green.Bill sure did make it hard on himself on the first two holes of the sudden death playoff. On the first hole, he sent his tee shot right of the green on 18 and it hit the grandstand. He had to hit up over the sand from a lie that had been trampled by fans all day. He managed to hit to about 15 feet and made the comeback putt to force another hole. And you know what happened on 17, the second playoff hole.
For his efforts, Bill won a combined $11.44 million including $10 million for capturing the FedExCup and $1.44 for winning at East Lake. All in a day’s work. I loved Hunter Mahan’s reaction to losing the playoff. After his green side interview concluded, the interviewer said “condolences” to which Hunter responded “Condolences? I didn’t die today”. I loved his reaction because sure it sucks to lose in a playoff, especially the way he did, but it’s not the end of the world. He’s only 29 years old and has a lot of golf left in him.
Congrats to Bill Haas--he’s one of my favorite golfers!
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