Bill Haas
36-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Haas finished 152nd in points, though surely would've been inside the top-150 and maybe even the top-125 had he not been involved in a car accident while in Los Angeles to play the Genesis Open in February. He missed a month afterward, but still may be carrying the emotional trauma of a friend dying in the accident. Haas played in 25 events, made 14 cuts, had three top-25s and one top-10 - at the RBC Heritage about two months after the accident. He was also 14th at Colonial in May. Haas has not won since 2015 and will never regain the heights he had when winning the 2011 FedEx Cup playoffs. But as a barometer, he almost certainly will be drafted in the RotoWire auction, which goes 126 golfers deep. Read Past Outlooks
Falls outside top-50 on Sunday
March 4, 2019
Haas fell into a tie for 51st place at the Honda Classic after shooting a four-over 74 on Sunday.
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Haas made just one birdie in the final round, then bogeyed five of his last 11 holes. He ranked 16th in SG: Putting, but 63rd in SG: Tee-to-green at PGA National. The 36-year-old started off the season well with finishes of T10 and T14 in his first two events. Since then, Haas has not finished inside the top-50 once in his seven starts. Haas will tee it up next week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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66 days ago
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Haas is one of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour, which is both good and bad. Good for purposes of reliability, but bad for purposes of significant growth. Haas topped out at more than $4 million in earnings in 2011 and he's finished with $2-4 million every year since. He's generally in the 20-40 range in the FedEx points list as well and that's exactly where he'll likely end up against this season.
Haas might be the least heralded golfer on the PGA Tour. He's finished inside the top-50 on the FedEx Cup points list in each of the past eight years (six years inside the top-32), he's won six times during that span and he won the FedEx Cup title in 2011. Yet, he's never listed as one of the best players on the PGA Tour. Perhaps it's the lack of a major or the lack of any flair. Whatever the case, Haas keeps producing at a high-level, yet is continually under the radar. Haas' price entering this season is very reasonable when comparing it to his results from the past five years. As such, he's a decent salary cap option this season. In drafts, he's a third- or fourth-round pick.
Bill Haas is better than he showed last year -- or is he? He's hard to peg. Normally consistent, rarely great, but sometimes outstanding. Haas appears to have as much talent as some of the guys who finished in the top-10 on the money list this year, but for some reason, he can't seem to put it all together. The upside with Haas appears to be tremendous, but the question is, will he ever tap into it? At this price, it's tough to justify a selection in salary cap leagues, he just hasn't shown enough over the past couple seasons. In draft leagues he should go early in the 3rd round.
Haas has to be the most under-the-radar player on the PGA Tour. Year after year he's in or near the top-20 on the money list at the end of the season, but outside his run at the Fed Ex Championship a few years back, you don't often hear his name in conversations of the best players on the PGA Tour. That's likely due to his absence on the leader boards at many of the majors and that's something he'll have to change if he's to be considered in the class of players such as Adam Scott and Justin Rose. Haas could go anywhere in the 10-20 range in a draft format, but he should probably be going anywhere from 15-20. Haas is a risky option in salary cap formats as he'll have a hard time significantly improving upon his number from 2013.
The 2011 FedEx Cup Champion looked to be on his way to elite status after an early season win at the Northern Trust Open, but for some reason Haas lost his game after that win. It didn't happen immediately - Haas managed a couple top-30s in the weeks following that win - but within about a month or so, he started missing cuts, four of six to be exact. He never did get his game back before the end of the regular season, and only a couple strong outings during the fall season saved what was otherwise a disappointing season. It is that fall season, though, that leads us to believe Haas could return to his 2011 form this season. Haas has a lot of upside and at this number, he's certainly worth a look. In draft leagues he should go late third or early fourth.
Bill Haas started 2011 on fire, with three top-10s in his first three events, including a runner-up at the Humana Challenge. After that, however, Haas slowly started to decline. March was not kind to Haas, neither was April, but once the calendar turned to May, Haas once again found his game. The season culminated in his biggest triumph to date - a win at the Tour Championship. Haas has risen through the ranks awfully quickly, though, and he'll probably level out sometime soon. Considering the number he posted last year, this could be the year that the upward trend halts.
Haas broke through in a major way last season as he not only captured his first PGA TOUR victory but his second as well. Haas' top-10 percentage was relatively low, only 16 percent, but he made up for that by capitalizing when he was playing well. In addition to his two victories last season, he also finished runner-up at the McGladrey Classic late in the year. Only 28, the future appears bright for Haas, but he may have set the bar a little too high last season. Expect another solid year for Haas, but it's doubtful he'll improve on his 2010 numbers. Haas does everything well statistically, but his best area in 2010 was GIR where he ranked 21st.
Bill Haas' earnings have increased each of the last five seasons, but his ascension up the rankings has been very slow. Haas has averaged 30 events over the last four seasons, yet he's never earned more than the $1.4 million he won last season. On a positive note, Haas accomplished a lot near the end of the 2009 season while playing against the best players on the Tour, so it would not be surprising to see a more-aggressive uptick from Haas in 2010.
Haas have what it takes to get to the next level among his fellow PGA Tour players? His first two seasons on the tour have been okay, but not spectacular. He finished with 10 top-25s last season, which is nice, but only converted two of those into top-10s. That number will need to improve this year - and should.
Hass' second year on tour was slightly better than his first year, but he needs to work on both his accuracy off the tee and his putting. Those seem to be the items that most of the younger players need to work on though. While his overall numbers were better in 2007, his consistency was not. He missed 14 cuts out of 30 events, and he made most of his money at the Mayakoba Classic. Haas should improve this season again, but I don't think this will be a break through season.
Haas captured one top-10 in 30 events last year. Good thing he did, as he would have been close to missing the top 125 without that finish. Haas is going to be a good player, but the process might take a few years. The breakthrough season will not be this year.
Qualified through Q-School. Limited success in PGA Tour events last year, but at least he's got a few under his belt heading into 2006.
NCAA Player of the Year for 2004, turning pro after US Open.
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Set to play in Genesis Open
February 11, 2019
Haas (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Genesis Open.
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Withdraws from AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Undisclosed
February 4, 2019
Haas has withdrawn his name from the field for this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am due to an undisclosed reason, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Leads field in SG: Around at Safeway Open
October 8, 2018
Haas settled for a one-over 73 in the final round of the Safeway Open to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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Looking to right ship at PGA
August 7, 2018
Haas will be coming into the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive not in great form.
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T36 finish at U.S. Open
June 18, 2018
Haas shot a one-over 71 in the final round of the U.S. Open to finish in a tie for 36th place.
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