Haas has four top-6 finishes in his last six starts on the Champions Tour. He posted a 16-under 197 total to win by a commanding five shots last year at Glen Oaks Country Club. The 16-under matched the tournament record set in 2006 by Gil Morgan.
The Principal Charity Classic moves to Wakonda Club this year. It will be the third different venue for the tournament. The classic course was designed by William B. Langford and opened in 1922. Wakonda is where Deane Beman won the second of his two U.S. Amateur titles in 1963.
Kirk Triplett fired a course record 9-under 62 in the final round last year at Glen Oaks to finish second, one stroke better than Larry Mize, Fred Funk and Tom Lehman.
The Power Rankings for this week’s Principal Charity Classic: