Jay Haas will make the first PGA Tour start in 12 years

Jay Haas will play on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2010 when he plays alongside his son, Bill, at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans this week. The 68-year-old last played on the PGA Tour in the 2010 Players Championship, where he missed the cut after rounds 71 ​​and 73.

This week will be the American’s 799th start on the PGA Tour, just four short of the record set by Mark Brooks. During that time, Haas made the cut 592 times, more than any other player. He previously held the record of playing in 87 Majors without a win, a record recently broken by Lee Westwood in 2021.

Haas turned professional in 1976 and enjoyed a successful career on the PGA Tour, winning nine times between 1978 and 1993. The American enjoyed a resurgence in 2003 when he finished in the top 30 on the prize list for the first time since 1995.; make the United States Presidents Cup team in the process.

His form was rewarded by Hal Sutton the following year when he was awarded the Captain’s Choice for his third Ryder Cup appearance; where, at the age of 50, he became the second oldest behind Raymond Floyd to feature on an American Ryder Cup team.

Haas now plies his trade on the PGA Tour Champions where he has eighteen victories including three major senior titles. He was still in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings when he became eligible to play on the tour after his 50th birthday.

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