Jay Haas Leads By 5 at the Toshiba Classic; Daly Shoots 66 Playing “One-Handed”


Jay Haas shot a sizzling 8-under 63 on Saturday at the Toshiba Classic, and heads into Sunday’s final round holding a 5-shot lead over Fred Funk.

A win on Sunday would make Haas the second-oldest winner in PGA Tour Champions history. Only Mike Fetchick, 63 at the time of his 1985 win at the Hilton Head Seniors Invitational, would top Haas.

Haas will be exactly 62 years, 10 months, and 7 days when he tees it up at Newport Beach CC on Sunday .

“I don’t know what’s gotten into me other than — and I’ve always said the ball doesn’t know how old you are or what your name is or anything like that — if you hit a good shot, it goes right down the middle and on the green and in the hole,” Haas said. “So, I’m not trying to think about being old or anything like that. I feel good, I feel positive with my swing. I’m not doing it with smoke and mirrors.”

A group of six players are tied for 3rd at 9-under, including John Daly, who fired a 66 on Saturday. Daly, at one point in the tournament, strung together 8 holes (last 5 in Round One and first 3 in Round Two) that went birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle. He is reportedly playing through an injury to his left shoulder.

“Basically, one-handed the last six holes,” Daly said. “Hopefully, get some ice on it and get the swelling down.”

The final round will be broadcast on the Golf Channel at 6 PM (EST).


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