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Jay Haas comes from a distinguished family of professional golfers. He is the nephew of 1968 Masters winner Bob Goalby, his second son Bill currently competes on the PGA Tour, as did his oldest son Jay Jr., brother Jerry Haas, and brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt, now a Rules Official on the Champions Tour. Raised in Illinois, Jay attended Wake Forest University where he was part of, what Golf World magazine has called, "the greatest college team of all time." His PGA Tour career spanned more than 25 years and featured nine victories and selections to three Ryder Cup teams. He has distinguished himself as one of the greatest players ever on the Champions Tour where he's amassed more than a dozen wins, including multiple major championships. Jay is recognized as one of the true gentlemen and ambassadors for the game of golf. He received the 2004 Payne Stewart Award for upholding the traditions of golf and was honored in 2005 with the Jim Murray Award from the Golf Writers Association of America. He was also named the 2005 recipient of the Bob Jones Award, the United States Golf Association's highest honor for distinguished sportsmanship. Haas was also inducted into the South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and is a member of the Wake Forest Hall of Fame.Jay Haas is recognized as an icon not only his distinguished record on the golf course, but for his lifetime of service as a role model for players at all levels.
Jay Haas (FJ ICON style #52203, SciFlex glove) won the Senior Players Championship by a stroke, birdieing the 18th hole Sunday to match the course record with a 6-under 64 in the final Champions Tour major of the season. Haas, a golf icon in his own right, recently switched to the new FJ ICON golf shoe and and has now won consecutive events including this week where he finished with a 13-under 267 total for his third senior major title. He now has 14 career Champions Tour victories, including another he picked up two weeks ago when he won the Greater Hickory Classic.Haas took advantage of a well-placed 6-iron from 185 yards on his second shot on the par-4 18th hole. His shot dropped on the right side of the green, then rolled within 3 feet of the cup for an easy birdie.