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Merrick edges Beljan in Calif. playoff

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- John Merrick posted a par on the second playoff hole Sunday, edging Charlie Beljan at the Northern Trust Open for his first career PGA Tour victory.

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Defending champ Haas leads Northern Trust

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Bill Haas carded a 7-under 64 in the third round Saturday, positioning himself for a second straight championship at the Northern Trust Open.

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Mickelson keeps up torrid pace in Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson fired a 7-under-par 64 Saturday, extending his torrid run at the Phoenix Open by forging a six-stroke lead at 24-under-par 189 after 54 holes.

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NFL commissioner promises enhanced safety ... Mickelson leads, misses chance for record ... Querrey, Isner give U.S. Davis Cup lead ... Gay paces Toronto to win in Raptors debut ... Sports news from United Press International.

Mickelson leads, misses chance for record

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson maintained a four-shot lead at the Phoenix Open Friday even though for the second straight day he missed out on a chance at golfing history.

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Mickelson just misses 59 at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson came agonizingly close to shooting a 59 Thursday and settled for a 60 that gave him a four-shot lead at the Phoenix Open.
Westwood, Oosthuizen tie for WGC lead

Westwood, Oosthuizen tie for WGC lead

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood shot 11-under-par 61 Saturday and caught Louis Oosthuizen for a share of the lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in China.
Singh takes BMW Championship lead

Singh takes BMW Championship lead

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday and has a one-stroke lead halfway through the BMW Championship, the third event in the PGA's FedEx Cup playoff.
PGA Tour playoffs begin Thursday

PGA Tour playoffs begin Thursday

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour playoffs begin Thursday with newly crowned world No. 1 Rory McIlroy set for a head-to-head battle with Tiger Woods.

Walker in front at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, shot an 8-under 62 Friday to move one shot in front at the midway point of the Wyndham Championship.

Poulter, Laird share Players lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Ian Poulter shot a 7-under 65 early Thursday and Martin Laird had a 65 later in the round, leaving them tied for the lead at The Players Championship.
Donald out, Woods moves on in Match Play

Donald out, Woods moves on in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Luke Donald made an early exit Wednesday but Tiger Woods overcame a slow start to advance at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
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Bill Haas
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William Harlan Haas (born May 24, 1982) is an American professional golfer who is currently a member of the PGA Tour.

Haas was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and was raised in Greer, South Carolina, a suburb of Greenville. He was the third member of his family to play golf at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina following his father, Jay, and uncle, Jerry. Haas had a distinguished college career. He was a three-time first-team All-American, four-time All-ACC, two-time ACC player-of-the-year, and 2001 ACC rookie-of-the-year. During his college career, he won ten college tournaments; and in his senior year of 2004, he won the Haskins Award, the Jack Nicklaus Award, and the Ben Hogan Award. He also set an NCAA record for lowest scoring average. Haas was a member of the 2003 Walker Cup team as well as two Palmer Cup teams. He turned professional in 2004.

Haas was a member of the Nationwide Tour in 2005 after failing to earn his PGA Tour card in Qualifying School. His best finish in a Nationwide Tour event was a solo 2nd at the 2005 Scholarship America Showdown.

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