Haas wins in record fashion

first_imgThe 53-year-old Haas earned $247,500 for his seventh career win in 40 starts on the Champions Tour. Coming into this weekend, he had four top-fives in six tournaments this season, including three second-place finishes . “I felt every hole was a birdie hole,” said Haas, who made 20 birdies in 54 holes and broke Hale Irwin’s tournament record of 17-under 196 set in 2002. “I felt I needed a cushion down the stretch to win.” Haas’ total matches the seventh best in a 54-hole Champions Tour event. R.W. Eaks also shot a 65 in the final round and finished second at 17 under, his third career second-place finish on the Champions Tour since joining in 2002. Joe Ozaki and Ben Crenshaw tied for third six strokes back. Peter Jacobsen, who had laser back surgery last week, was one of four golfers who finished tied for fifth, seven strokes behind Haas. PODS Mark Calcavecchia has gone through his share of ups and downs, from winning a British Open to finishing countless rounds without a full set of clubs because some of them wound up at the bottom of ponds. Never has he felt such a wild swing in one week. Jay Haas won for the first time this season on the Champions Tour, taking the Toshiba Classic by two strokes Sunday and breaking the tournament record. Haas, a four-time winner last year on the 50-and-over tour, closed with a 6-under 65 at Newport Beach Country Club to finish at 19-under 194. center_img Calcavecchia packed his bags Thursday night because he figured he would miss the cut. Now he has to make room for an unlikely trophy from his one-shot victory in the PODS Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., that kept him guessing to the very end. He missed a 7-foot par for the victory. Moments later, he watched Heath Slocum’s 4-foot par putt to force a playoff dip in and out of the cup. The biggest surprise was that it nearly left Calcavecchia speechless. “From where I was Thursday, maybe it’s just a fairy-tale week,” he said. “This stuff doesn’t happen to me – from bottom to top in three days. I know things happen in a hurry in this game, but that’s a record for me. From no chance, no hope, missed cut to victory. I’m just stunned.” The payoff was handsome. Calcavecchia earned $954,000 to go over $20 million for his career, and moved up to No. 7 on the PGA Tour money list. If he can stay inside the top 10 over the next two weeks, he’ll earn a trip to the Masters. MasterCard Classic Stacy Prammanasudh shot a 2-under 70 in the second round Sunday to pull within a stroke of leader Meaghan Francella in the MasterCard Classic, the rain-plagued LPGA Tour event set for a Monday finish in Huixquilucan, Mexico. Prammanasudh, coming off a victory two weeks ago in the Fields Open in Hawaii, played 16 holes in the rain-delayed second round. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Watch the match highlights and post-match reaction from Burt captain Ciaran Dowds and management following their hard fought win over Mac Cumhaills in the Donegal SHC final.The victory ensured Burt won a historic FIFTH title in-a-row and reiterated their dominance within Donegal. Two first-half goals from Ronan McDermott and Gavin McGrath ultimately done the damage, but Mac Cumhaills produced a stunning second-half performance and launched a great comeback.They got back to within a point, but the experience and composure of Burt was vital and they used all their nous to see out the win.DonegalTV were there to catch all the action and get all the reaction.To watch the video simply click play on the video above and enjoy. DDTV: WATCH POST-MATCH REACTION AS BURT WIN FIFTH DONEGAL SFC TITLE IN-A-ROW was last modified: September 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAHome-page SportHURLINGnewslast_img read more