"The Champ Is Here" - Andy Haas will be hearing that phrase a lot more at tournaments in the future to replace his favorite tournament phrase of "Bulldozerrrrr". Normally a person of quiet ego albeit one with great success in the Golden Tee history, Andy was recently featured in a picture, captioned by this exact phrase in RollingStone Dot Com after his victory in August at the Minnesota Classic. His peers surely won't let him down in reminding him as such over and over again. To be upfront, the RS article and writer didn't want to mimick a previous story related to Golden Tee that Andy was also featured in for the Golf Channel In Play With Jimmy Roberts in June of this year. However, Haas' victory and subsequent photo op once again stole the show. The news of making a living playing Golden Tee, somewhat hidden to the general public over the past several years, is now becoming a topic that others are intrigued by and want to talk about it. Let's all give a slow clap to Haas for his tournament success but also to the media and now Incredible Technologies openness to discuss just that.
Okay, let's get back to the topic at hand. Our featured player, the husband of Ann Marie Haas. Beyond his most recent victory, the past 10 months have been a successful year of Golden Tee for Andy Haas. Winner of the Houson Holiday Classic, runner up in the PEGT POTY Tournament, and a fourth place in the Missouri Open, and victory at the previously mentioned Minnesota Classic, Haas now finds himself sitting comfortably in fourth place overall in the current PEGT Points standings. With Andy Fox scheduled to be absent from the upcoming NIV XII Tournament, Haas needs to best Evan Gossett, Sean Gervais and/or Mark Stenmark to continue his ascent up the PEGT Point standings. That will be a difficult task but maybe not the most difficult one of the weekend for Andy. You see, at last years NIV tournament, Andy became 'ill' during the qualifier and didn't even finish the fifth course of the day but amazingly still made the cut into the Main Event for Sunday. Sure he has won a World Championship, shot -33 under on a GT course, just recently shot -31 under on the difficult Shady Acres course but this 'feat' last year may have been his greatest Golden Tee accomplishment yet. Everyone will be watching to see what Andy Haas does the first weekend in October. We all realize the mojo is back for Haas, the champ is here, but we just don't know if he will be awake long enough to claim the NIV title. TBF