2011 Fed-Ex cup Champion, Bill Haas claimed his first victory of the 2012 season at Riviera CC, home of the Northern Trust Open.
Haas, two strokes down at the beginning of the final round, shot a two under par 69 to claim the clubhouse lead. Haas would then wait for the players chasing him to finish up their final rounds, eventually leading to a three way tie at the top.
With a three man playoff set, Haas wearing FJ ICON would hit the fairway and narrowly miss the green on his approach. Haas, no stranger to pressure, calmly chipped his ball to within five feet of the hole and brushed in the par saving putt to extend the playoff.
Moving onto the short and treacherous driveable par 4 10th, Haas pulled a driver and went for the green only to end up long and left of the 312-yard heavily guarded hole. Instead of playing his upcoming pitch directly at the tricky pin, Haas played the percentage shot to the middle of the green where he could easily make a par. Haas then sized up the 43-footer with several feet of break and poured it straight into the center of the cup for birdie. Both of his playing competitors would fail to convert their birdies making Bill Haas the 2012 Northern Trust Open Champion.
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Wow, what a finish! Great to see Haas and Team FootJoy win yet again! Maybe I'll get lucky enough to win this time too (in the FJ Wins, You win contest that is)! As an aside, really glad I picked Haas in the fantasy league this week.
Very smart player and congrats to the entire Acushnet famile!
Big finish, big victory to Haas. Congrats to him. Once again a great weekend for FJ.
Mr Bill Haas smart play good win
Exciting tournament win for Bill Haas and FJ!
Seems Bill Haas is developing a penchant for winning big events with big time, clutch shots. Very well done.
Congratulations to Bill! That was an amazing win - nothing beats sinking a long putt in a 3 way playoff.
Great to see Bill Haas pull another out under pressure again! Have to give Phil and Keegan some credit for their 18th hole birdies that brought them into the playoffs.
Great finish and Bill deserved the win. I liked his calm approach and the way he took to the course in those final 2 holes. Well done and more success in the future to one of the up and coming young golfers.
Love it!!! Big fan of the Haas family. What a finish. Nice finish for the footjoy boys again.
Congrats Bill Haas & FJ. What an exciting finish to a great tournament. That shot to the green, instead of to the flag, was excellent course management.
What a playoff....Another great win for Bill Haas...Congrats FJ on being a part of that victory !
Haas has a knack for the heroics!!
Great finish. Mr. Haas has amazing emotional control under some extreme conditions.
Congrats to Bill Hass...Great Win!