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Bill Haas injured in fatal car crash in Los Angeles

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Bill Haas was involved in a fatal car crash in Pacific Palisades, Calif., site of the Genesis Open, Tuesday night.

The 35-year-old was riding in the passenger seat of a Ferrari driven by a member of the family with whom Haas is staying this week. According to LA County fire officials, the Ferrari collided with a BMW driven by a 50-year-old woman. Haas and the driver of the BMW were transported to a local hospital. The 71-year-old male driver of the Ferrari was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Ferrari also reportedly “clipped” a vehicle driven by actor Luke Wilson prior to the rollover. Wilson was not injured, per a police report.

Per PGATour.com, Bill Haas’ manager, Allen Hobbs of Players Group Management, released the following statement Wednesday morning.

“Last night in Pacific Palisades, California, Bill Haas was involved in a serious car accident in which the driver—a member of the family with whom Haas and his family were staying for the Genesis Open—was killed. While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and—more importantly—his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time.“

“Bill will withdraw from the Genesis Open and plans to head home to Greenville to recover. He appreciates the support of friends, family and the golf world as a whole, and he has asked for privacy as he processes what has happened.“

Geoff Shackelford tweeted this video of the KTLA coverage of the crash.

Bill Haas’ father, Jay, spoke with Todd Lewis on Golf Channel’s morning drive earlier in the day, saying his son was “very fortunate.” Beyond swelling in one of his legs and pain, Haas sustained no serious injuries, according to his father.

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  1. Bobby McMuffin

    Feb 15, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Hey guys, check out this video I just made. Its awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rCQ79JGrUQ

  2. Billy Turner DDS

    Feb 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    The author of this article looks like the biggest Cuck. Another feminized soy boy.

  3. Chuckster

    Feb 14, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Mr. Gibson, how did “black people” get dragged into this and outta your mouth?

  4. Jim

    Feb 14, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    “Too fast too Furious #27 dollars to donuts, underskilled rich guy showin off overpaid for car.

    Shame anyone was hurt, shame the man died. Probably was a good man too. Just didn’t know his limitations.

  5. Jack McCun

    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and his family as well as the others involved in this horrible accident.

  6. Andrew

    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    What was Bill thinking? 71 years old and Ferrari do not mix. GD hot dogging trouts.

    • Bill

      Feb 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      You know nothing about the accident nor the condition of the 71 year old man. Were you there?

      • Andrew

        Feb 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm

        I know how to calculate risk. I know 71 years old is old. I know he was driving a ferrari. I know he hurt 2 other innocent people and damaged 2 other vehicles. I know he was hurt so badly that he died at the scene. 2 + 2 does not equal potato, cuck boy.

        • Dave

          Feb 14, 2018 at 3:48 pm

          And how do you know who was at fault?

          • Andrew

            Feb 14, 2018 at 7:06 pm

            Accelerated out of control and slid into oncoming traffic, hitting 2 cars. Do some homework and quit making excuses for viagra-man showing off. I have driven a Ferrari, 458 in Vegas specifically, and it is too much car for a 71 year-old, especially from distopia LA. Poor choice, Bill.

        • Bill

          Feb 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

          I’m sure you know everything. 71 is not as old as you think. Ever driven in L.A.? Anything can happen. I’m not going to resort to name calling. Your response says it all we need to know about you.

  7. ActualFacts

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:25 am

    My prayers go out to all off those folks impacted by this horrible wreck.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods on Facebook Live with Bridgestone Golf

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Tiger Woods just appeared in a Bridgestone Golf Facebook Live video. While the audio isn’t the greatest (sounds like there’s some mowers rolling by), we’ve got to pass it along.

Check out the video below.

Woods initially discusses his wedges, before moving on to sharing some insights about how he hits his patented stinger–covering the ball, starting it farther right, and keeping his follow through short.

On his ball, the Bridgestone Tour B XS, which he presents as a softer ball well-suited to his swing, Woods says

“I need spin. I don’t spin the ball a lot. My swing has never produced a lot of spin. I’ve always been able to take spin off the golf ball–I grew up in an era where we played balata. What separated a lot of guys was the ability to take spin off the golf ball…to keep it below the tree line. There was a lot more movement in the golf ball.”

“My swing has naturally evolved. I’ve had different swings throughout the years, but each swing didn’t spin the ball a lot. So, when I get up to my long irons with a harder ball that most people would launch…I don’t. It falls out of the sky because it has so little spin.”

Woods mentioned that he hasn’t played Shinnecock since the course’s pre-U.S. Open makeover, but that he expects the course will be particularly difficult: an old-school U.S. Open with minimal graduated rough where it will be difficult to shoot under par.

Responding to comments, Woods sings Hazeltine’s praises and mentions he’d love to be able to wear shorts during PGA Tour events

“We play some of the hottest places on the planets and it would be nice to wear shorts…even with my little chicken legs,” Woods says.

Woods tells amateurs looking for more spin around the greens that they need a soft golf ball, mentioning that solid contact, maintaining loft, and allowing to club to do its job are key. Woods mentions that he has “a couple extra shots around the greens” thanks to the softness of his golf ball.”

We’ll next see the 14-time major champion in action at next week’s Memorial Tournament (which he discusses to wrap up the video).

 

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GolfWRX is on the ground at Marvin Leonard’s famed pet project, Colonial Country Club, peeking into players bags and taking in the action on the driving range.

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Absolutely savage new putter cover for Jon “Rahmbo” Rahm. Just killer.

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club (par 70; 7,209 yards). The event has now been hosted here for 73 straight years.

Headlining the field this week are Jordan Spieth, who’s currently ranked No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings, Jon Rahm (No. 4), Justin Rose (No. 5) and Rickie Fowler (No. 6). Joining them are notables Webb Simpson, who’s coming off his win at The 2018 Players, as well as Wesley Bryan, Jason Dufner, Bryson DeChambeau, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker, and last week’s champion, Aaron Wise.

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