Monday Morning Golf Report

Nov. 2, 2009

Jay Haas wrapped-up a very solid season with a 10th place showing at the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship at the Sonoma Golf Club in Sonoma, Calif.

Haas finished at 11-under par after carding his second round of 4-under 68 on Sunday. He capped off the year with a pair of wins, 11 top-10s and was in the top-25 in all but one of his starts. As a result, Haas finished fourth on the tour's money list with over $1.75 million.

The PGA Tour was forced to cancel the weather-stricken Viking Classic on Saturday because of unplayable course conditions.

The Madison, Miss., area had received more than 20 inches of rain in the last six weeks. Officials postponed, then canceled play Thursday and Friday mornings after nearly constant rain. There had been hope officials might shorten the tournament to 54 holes and play next week or weekend, but groundskeepers didn't think the course would dry out that quickly.

This is the first time a tournament has been scrapped outright because of weather since the 1996 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which was canceled due to unplayable conditions. The last rainout came in Houston in 1991, though that tournament was rescheduled.

Webb Simpson and Bill Haas will both move on to the season's final event, the Children's Miracle Network Classic at Disney World on Nov. 12-15. This week is the final World Golf Championship event, the HSBC Champions, in Shanghai, China.

This past week was not a good week for the former Deacons looking to make it through first stage of PGA Tour Q-School. Cortland Lowe was right in the hunt through three rounds but a tough final round left a few shots off the pace while the same was true for Michael Capone. After a third round 66, he was right on the number but a final round 75 left him two shots back.

Sean Moore was the final Deacon in action this week at the first stage in Valdosta, Ga. A 76 in the third round hurt his chances and despite a solid 73 in tough conditions on Friday, he too came up a few shots short.

Two weeks ago, Chad Wilfong, Chris McCartin and Bobby Collins all made it through their first stage and will head to one of six second stage locations on Nov. 18-21. The final stage is then set for Dec. 2-7.

Also last week, Jerry Haas and Tim Straub won the Mountain Chapter Pro-Pro event at Mimosa Hills last Monday and Tuesday.

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