Haas Defends Hoch Hoping to Stay Hot


2007 Toshiba ClassicNEWPORT BEACH, California -- Last year, Jay Haas shot three rounds of 65 or better to win the Toshiba Classic, the first of his four victories in 2007.
Haas established a new tournament scoring record in relation to par with his three-round total of 19-under 194, which beat R.W. Eaks by two shots. The previous scoring record of 196 was set by Hale Irwin in 2002.
'I felt every hole was a birdie hole,' Haas said. 'I felt I needed a cushion down the stretch to win.'
Haas will be back to defend his title, and the Champions Tour will return for its first full-field tournament since the ACE Group Classic three weeks ago.
The GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all three rounds beginning at 6:30 p.m. (ET) each day.
Next week is the AT&T Champions Classic, where Tom Purtzer beat Loren Roberts in a four-hole playoff last year.
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