Jay Haas Wins Toshiba Classic in OT

Jay Haas celebrates his win at the 2016 Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach CC. (Credit: PGA Tour Champions Twitter)

Jay Haas shot a pedestrian 1-under par on Sunday at Newport Beach CC but came alive down the stretch to force a playoff with Bart Bryant. He then birdied the first playoff to capture the 2016 Toshiba Classic.

Haas headed into Sunday’s final round with a 5-stroke lead, but proceed to muck his way around the course for much of the final round.

After a birdie on 17, Bryant led Haas by a single stroke going into the 18th hole, but proceeded to three-putt for a bogey, which gave Haas some life.

In overtime, Bryant’s struggles continued.

Haas made birdie while the 53 year-old journeyman Bryant never even attempted a putt.

With the win, Haas, 62 years and 10 months, becomes 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, tops Haas.

Larry Mize and Billy Andrade tied for third at 14-under. A group of four tied for the fifth spot at 13-under, including Fred Funk, Mike Goodes, Todd Hamilton, and Kevin Sutherland.

John Daly, playing with a bum shoulder,shot an even-par 71 to end up in the 19th spot at 9-under par.


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