Senior Open Golfers

JAY HAAS: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Jay Haas exults after his putt on the 18th hole to win the Champions Tour ‘s Greater Hickory Kia Classic in Conover, N.C., on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
Jay Haas exults after his putt on the 18th hole to win the Champions Tour ‘s Greater Hickory Kia Classic in Conover, N.C., on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Associated Press file

The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.

Jay Haas, who has been playing professional golf since 1976, seeks his fourth major victory on the Champions Tour.

Hass, the U.S. captain for the 2015 Presidents Cup in October, has only one top-10 finish in nine events this season. He had a stellar season in 2014, winning once, finishing second twice, third five times and collecting nearly $2 million.

WATCH: Like father, like son – comparing swings

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 258.7 yards (68th on Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 72.13 (42nd)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $16,275,986
  • Career highlights: Prolific on the Champions Tour with 17 victories, and has only missed the cut once in his 12 seasons.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 5-foot-11
  • Weight: 185 pounds
  • Year turned pro: 1976
  • Birthplace: St. Louis
  • Birth date: Dec. 2, 1953
  • College: Wake Forest
  • Did you know? Haas is quite the respected figure on the course. He received the 2004 Payne Stewart Award for upholding the traditions of golf, and in 2005 was recipient of the Bob Jones Award, the United States Golf Association’s highest honor for distinguished sportsmanship.
  Comments