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Haas stages comeback for Players title

Oct. 4, 2009 at 7:27 PM   |   Comments

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TIMONIUM, Md., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Jay Haas birdied the last two holes Sunday and won the Senior Players Championship in Maryland, his third major title on the Champions Tour.

Haas shot a 6-under-par 64 to overtake third-round leader Tom Watson and finish at 13-under 267 at the Baltimore Country Club East Course.

Watson closed with a 70, a stroke back.

Senior British Open winner Loren Roberts and Mark Wiebe each carded a final-round 71 and tied for third place at 273. Bernhard Langer (68) and John Cook (72) shared fifth at 274.

Haas sank a 10-foot birdie putt to catch Watson at the 17th hole and won with a 3-foot birdie at the 18th.

"Today, I don't think I could have played any better," Haas said. "I didn't expect this. I was hoping that I could shoot something like this, but I didn't expect to do it in this wind."

Haas won $405,000 for his first win of the 2009 season and 14th overall on the senior tour.

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