||Bill Haas moves inside the World’s top 20 for the first time after taking Tour Championship title and the FedEx Cup.
After beating fellow American Hunter Mahan at East Lake Golf Club for the $10 million dollar bonus, Haas has soared 25 places places up to 20th in the Official World Golf Rankings on Tuesday.
Haas looked dead and gone in the second playoff hole, the 17th, when his ball landed in the water hazard, but an amazing 60 degree wedge lob, with one foot planted in the pond, by the 29-year-old from North Carolina landed just a few feet from the hole for par.
The win is Haas’ third on the PGA Tour, having won twice in 2010, and the performance was enough to get him the nod from Team USA captain Fred Couples.
Haas will now join the likes of Phil Mickelson and Steve Striker alongside his father, vice-captain Jay Haas, at the Presidents Cup in Melbourne in November.
Couple’s chose Tiger Woods five weeks ago, and his star continues to plummet, he barely clings onto a top 50 position, dropping another place to No. 50.
The top two remain the English pair of Luke Donald and Lee Westwood with the former retaining his No. 1 ranking for the eighteenth week and he increases his lead over Westwood with a third place finish at the Tour Championship.
Runner up at East Lake Hunter Mahan has the consolation of moving into the top 20, up five places from No. 23 to No. 18.