Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jay and Bill Haas are both competing in this week's PLAYERS Championship, becoming the first father/son duo to play the event in the same year. Jay, a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour and 14-time winner on the Champions Tour, qualified for THE PLAYERS via his victory at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship last year. This will be his 29th appearance in THE PLAYERS (a record), with his best finish a T-2 in 2003. Bill, who picked up his first PGA Tour victory earlier this season at the Bob Hope Classic, will be making his fourth start in THE PLAYERS.
The father and son played practice rounds together earlier in the week and touched on a number of topics in a joint press conference on Tuesday. Jay will open his championship first on Thursday at 12:25pm (ET) from hole 10, with Bill following on the tenth tee at 1:28pm.
Bill and Jay Haas are the first father and son to compete in the same PLAYERS Championship.