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Bill Haas had experienced playoff heartbreak twice this season but in his third attempt at this year's Tour Championship, with so much at stake, Haas would prove his metal as a clutch performer. Beginning the day three strokes off of the 54 hole lead Haas shot a two under par 68 to force an all-FJ ICON playoff with Hunter Mahan. Haas wore a traditional all black FJ ICON shield tip (#52271) while Mahan opted for the latest FJ ICON pyramid saddle pattern in all white (#52114).On the first sudden death playoff hole Haas would miss the par three 18th green wide right. Now with little green to work and a fluffy lie Haas hit a high flop shot to the tucked pin leaving him a tricky downhill ten footer for par. Haas gently rolled the difficult putt right into the center of the cup. Mahan, not to be outdone also got up and down for par from the right green-side bunker. Moving on to the par four 17th hole, Haas drove his ball into a fairway bunker on the right side of the fairway. He then followed with a slightly pulled approach shot that trickled into the green-side hazard. With the ball sitting half submerged in water, ten plus feet below the green, Haas chose to play it. His result was spectacular, hitting a high, spinning shot that stopped no more then three feet from the hole. After Mahan narrowly missed his birdie bid, both players headed back to the 18th for the third time on Sunday. Haas rifled a four iron directly at the center of the green leaving him a slick downhill putt from the back fringe. Mahan hit his tee shot into the same bunker from earlier in the playoff, only this time he failed to get up and down for par. This left Haas with a four foot putt to win THE TOUR Championship and the season-long FedEx Cup crown. Haas stuck to his routine and rolled the putt in center cut for this third career PGA Tour victory. The combined victory's earned Haas a a five year Tour exemption and a $11.4 million dollar pay day.
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I guess we can call Bill Hass a real Grinder. What he did today in winning was prove that if you stick to your routine and believe that you can win is what makes him a champion. That was a show of nerves and Bill, in my humble opinion, really won the whole nine yards with that chip on 17 out of the water. That was a thing of beauty and he deserved the win. And what he did on his second time at 18 was the final blow to Mahan. Congratuations on a great win Bill.
Class act. That was an epic up and down on 17.
Class acts by both players. Heck of a way to spend a Sunday even with football on! Way to go Haas and FootJoy!
Great win by Bill Haas. That was awesome to see his dad out there with him on the range.
CONGRATS BILL HAAS. WHAT A GREAT PLAYOFF.
ONE OF THE GREAT SHOTS OF ALL TIMES WAS YOUR SHOT FROM THE WATER,,,,,,,,,WITH SPIN.
Great win! Wonderful television on Sunday. Glad to see Bill hold on after having 2 shot lead for a bit down the stretch.
That was a great win for Bill Haas. I hope this leads to big things for him!
Never seen 2 guys battle in a playoff so hard while trying to give the title away. It was so obvious they were nervous, and went between epic grinding off of crazy misses.
Congratulations to Bill Haas on the win and FedEx Cup.
Great win for FJ and for him! That was a great finish.
4:47 mark! FJ always keeps my feet dry too!
It has to be the Footjoy's that keep bringing all these wins to tour pros! Comfort mixed with class and style who else can compete! Big up to FJ and Bill Haas for another amazing tour victory! Keep up the great work both of ya! FJ helps keep me comfy and clean out on the links!
What a playoff! Two great FJ players with Webb Simpson and Luke Donald sitting in the waiting area to see if they would be the champ. FJ had to be proud to see Haas and Mahan battle it out.
A great future for the FJ Team!