March 24, 2013 |
ORLANDO - Bill Haas wanted to atone for the way he finished his opening round. He did that and more Friday and was tied for the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That sure wasn't the case for Tiger Woods. One shot out of the lead with three holes to play, Woods closed with three sloppy bogeys to fall 4 shots behind going into the weekend. That makes the chore a little more difficult in his bid to defend his title at Bay Hill and return to No. 1 in the world. Haas not only kept bogeys off his card, his longest putt for par was no more than four feet in a clean round of 6-under 66. He was tied with Justin Rose, who was poised to take the outright lead until he was fooled by the speed of the greens after late afternoon showers and finished with a three-putt bogey for a 70. They were at 9-under 135, 1 shot ahead of John Huh, who had a 69. The finishing holes have proved pivotal in the opening two rounds.
November 6, 1994 |
Mansions along the Delaware River are an endangered species. They are hunted by real estate speculators who value the surrounding acreage for subdivisions and industrial parks. But off State Road, an unusual conservation scheme is being attempted to save one of the oldest riverfront mansions in Bucks County. Bill Haas, part entrepreneur, part historic preservationist and part salvager, is leading a for-profit venture to restore the Pen Ryn Mansion. In order to keep a solid financial foundation, many historic mansions in the Philadelphia region are rented for wedding receptions or fancy-dress balls.
August 27, 2015 |
WE KEEP falling for it. Every year, the PGA Tour dupes golf fans into thinking that its season-ending run of four "playoff" tournaments means something. Every year, we bite. Sure, the FedEx Cup playoffs, a four-tournament winnowing that begins tomorrow, provide a few memorable moments. It was cool to see icy Jim Furyk turn his hat backwards to keep the rain from dripping off his brim, then rejoice, eyes to the heavens, after he made the $10 million putt in 2010. It was neat to watch Bill Haas splash out on the second playoff hole to keep Hunter Mahan from winning the Cup in 2011.
April 12, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Bill Haas knows well his family's history in the Masters. His great-uncle, Bob Goalby, won the green jacket in 1968. His father, Jay, made a run at the championship in 1995 but wound up in a tie for third. Two uncles also have competed in the year's first major. Now carrying the family flag up Magnolia Lane, Bill Haas began the 78th edition of the Masters with a 4-under-par 68, good for a 1-stroke lead Thursday over a field that basked in brilliant sunshine but struggled with difficult hole locations at Augusta National Golf Club.
January 25, 2010 |
Bubba Watson, Alex Prugh and Joe Ogilvie all had late chances to create a little separation atop the Bob Hope Classic field. All three made mistakes better suited to their amateur playing partners, leaving the leaderboard even more crowded heading to today's finale in La Quinta, Calif. Watson double-bogeyed the final hole yesterday in the fourth round, dropping him back into a tie with PGA Tour rookie Prugh at 23-under 265. Prugh missed a 3-foot putt to bogey his own final hole, while Ogilvie sat two strokes back after a double bogey on his 17th.
September 14, 1990 |
For the first time in a quarter-century, Glen Foerd, the 140-year-old riverfront estate in Northeast Philadelphia, is going to get a paint job. And it's all on the house. Thanks to the donations of 200 gallons of cream and light green paint and free labor, the 25-room Foerd mansion and four outbuildings on Grant Avenue near State Road are going to get a free, fresh coat of paint. The paint is being provided by Finnaren & Haley and Rohm & Haas, and the labor by the Philadelphia Youth Corps and some of the mansion's neighbors - inmates at the city prison complex on State Road.
December 9, 1990 |
Neglected for years, the ornate boathouse of the Glen Foerd estate was about to be restored to its original condition. Then, the night before the work was to begin, the boathouse went up in flames. That was on June 1, and the fire that left only the stone foundation turned an $80,000 restoration into a $125,000 rebuilding. The fire was ruled arson by city officials. No suspects or motives have been discovered. Bill Haas, director of the Glen Foerd estate, said that about $70,000 had been raised so far to build a replica of the original boathouse.
February 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Bill Haas wound up making the biggest putt of them all at Riviera. On the second extra hole of a three-way playoff Sunday - made possible by clutch birdie putts from Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley on the final hole - Haas rolled in a 45-foot birdie putt across the 10th green to win the Northern Trust Open. Haas closed with a 2-under 69 and won a PGA Tour event for the third straight year. He was on the practice range at 7-under 277, warming up for a playoff that didn't look likely.
September 26, 2011 |
ATLANTA - With his golf ball one-third submerged in shallow water in the lake bordering the 17th hole at East Lake Golf Club, Bill Haas' hopes of winning two titles Sunday and millions of dollars seemed dashed. "I had to hit a decent shot. Definitely some luck was involved," Haas said of his third shot on the second sudden-death playoff hole of the Tour Championship, the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs. With his playoff foe, Hunter Mahan, facing a 25-footer for birdie, Haas blasted through the water and knocked his ball to two feet, saved par, and forced a third playoff hole when Mahan 2-putted for par. "It was an all or nothing shot," Haas said.
August 24, 2002 |
Robert Allenby has been looking for a spark in his game, a little something extra to turn good rounds into good scores. His 8-under 63 in the second round of NEC Invitational yesterday might do the trick. Allenby han eagle and five birdies on his final seven holes set the course record and take a share of the lead with Steve Lowery in the $5 million World Golf Championship event. "I haven't played anywhere near the way I played last year or the year before, when I won twice each year," Allenby said.