Bill Haas beats them all at Congressional Country Club, actually by three shots to claim the AT&T National trophy.
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Bill shot a final round -5 under par 66, for a tournament total of -12 under par, to win the trophy by three shots from his nearest rival, Roberto Castro. Bill said he did not do anything crazy out there;
” I just kept the ball in front of me, nothing too crazy. it helped that Roberto played so well. As many times as I’ve choked and hit bad shots and I’ve been nervous and it hasn’t worked out. I was feeling all those things today, and to hit good, quality golf shots down the stretch is such a good feeling. I wish I could explain it, it’s amazing.”
Roberto finished the tournament with a last round of -2 under par 69, for his -9 under par total.
D.H. Lee made nine birdies to match a tournament-best 64 and tied for third place with Jason Kokrak.
Tiger Woods, who was on hand to present the AT&T National Trophy, said Bill had played well;
” He played beautifully today, he handled his business through the tougher stretch of holes and pulled away.”
Kenny Perry won the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, a Major win on the Champions Tour, after completing a final round of 64 for a -19 under par total. Kenny said the condition of the golf course helped him;
” The golf course allowed us to do it, ball in hand, wet fairways, wet greens. It was set up for a classic shootout. I wasn’t going to put any pressure on myself to win the golf tournament because I had so much heartache and so many losses on the regular tour, I lost the Masters and PGA Championship in playoffs. I was just thinking, you know what, I’m tired of worrying about it. I really was.I remember Phil’s quote about all the U.S. Open second places, All I feel is heartbreak. I said I feel your pain Phil. I relaxed. I was actually more relaxed out there today, and more comfortable.”
Colin Montgomerie, in his Champions Tour debut shot -8 under par for the tournament, and was pleased with his effort;
” I’ve really enjoyed it, I’ve been very welcomed, which has been lovely to sense the warmth.I’m delighted with a top 10 to start. I’ve obviously a lot of work to do because the standard is very, very high. I knew that before coming out. It’s just a matter of witnessing it firsthand. I know there are some great golfers here and I’ve got to cut out the mistakes to compete on that level.”