DORAL, Fla. – Bill Haas celebrated the one-week birthday of his newborn son in style on Saturday.
Haas – whose wife, Julie, gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy named Harrison, last Friday – carded a 7-under 65 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship to move into the top 5 at Doral.
Haas, this year's Humana Challenge champion, said the decision to play this week was his wife’s.
“I talked to my wife about it a bunch. I felt like the top‑50 players in the world are here, and I think it's fun to stack your game up against them,” said Haas, whose third-round score was nine shots better than his opening effort (74).
“My son got home safely and my wife is feeling pretty good, we have a bunch of help back home. So I look forward to going home for sure.”