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September 20-23


East Lake Golf Club (Par 70/7,319 yards) Atlanta, Georgia


TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola


Bill Haas secured the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and FedExCup titles in one amazing day of golf.


MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING to this golf gene pool stuff. Bill Haas’ father, Jay, is one of the game’s


most respected professionals and is thriving on the Champions Tour. His uncle, Jerry, had an outstanding collegiate career at Wake Forest and is now the school’s golf coach. And his great uncle, Bob Goalby, won the 1968 Masters. You might say that when Bill joined the PGA


TOUR full-time in 2006, he was simply entering the family business. So then it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that last year he pulled off the biggest win of his career by capturing the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at historic East Lake Golf Club. The victory also made him the winner of the FedExCup and the $10 million bonus that goes


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“I was just trying to win the golf tournament. And actually, even more than that, I was trying to hit good shots in the moment.” – Bill Haas


with it. Throw in the $1.44 million that is the tournament winner’s purse and you’re looking at one of the greatest paydays in all of sports.


DESTINY WAS CALLING Sometimes a player just seems destined to win and that was certainly the case for Haas at East Lake.


He made two bogeys late in his round but still made it into a playoff with Hunter Mahan and then overcame some dodgy shots to prevail. “I can’t say the word fortunate or lucky or


whatever enough,” Haas said. The most compelling moment of the tournament came on the second playoff hole,


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FEDEXCUP STANDINGS PLAYER


Bill Haas


Webb Simpson Luke Donald


Dustin Johnson Justin Rose


POINTS 2,760 2,745 2,567 2,488 2,253


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