Jay Haas

    Jay Haas

    Height: 5 ft. 11 in 

    Weight: 185 lbs 

    Birthday: 12/02/1953

    College:  Wake Forest University

    Turned Pro: 1976 

    Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Titleist


    Haas had a very successful college career at Wake Forest University. He won an individual NCAA Championship in 1975. He was on a team that was labelled ‘the best college team ever’ by Golf World magazine. His team mates included Bob Byman and Curtis Strange. He turned pro after graduating in 1976.

    His first year on the PGA Tour was in 1977. He won his first of nine PGA Tour titles in 1978 when he won the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational by three shots. In both 1981 and 1982, Haas won two events. He finished 15th and 13th respectively on the money list those years. Haas didn’t win again until 1987. His final Tour win came in 1993 at the H.E.B. Texas Open when he beat Bob Lohr in a play-off.

    After a poor number of years, Haas had resurgence in form in the 2003 season at the ripe age of 49 years old when he finished inside the top 30 of the money list for the first time since the 1995 season. He had two runner ups that year, at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the Players Championship. He was one of the captain’s picks for the 2004 Ryder Cup, his third appearance at the event. He had top 5 finishes in all of the Major Championships except for the British Open where his best finish was a tie for 19th.

    Haas has had a very successful career on the Champions Tour having won 17 events including three Senior Major Championships. The most recent of these wins came in late 2014 at the age of 60 years old. He topped the money list twice on the Champions Tour. His son Bill currently plays on the PGA Tour and has won six times.