September 9 2012
CARMEL, Ind. – It appears Bill Haas will not get a chance to defend his FedExCup title at East Lake.
Haas bogeyed four of his last five holes to shoot a 6-over 78. He finished at 3 under for the tournament and a tie for 45th. That leaves him projected at 33rd in points after he entered the week ranked 28th.
If Haas does not advance to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, he would be continue the string of reigning FedExCup champions failing to make it to East Lake the following year. No FedExCup winner has ever advanced to defend at East Lake.
UPDATE (5:01 p.m. ET): Haas is officially eliminated now that Ryan Moore has completed his round and will finish ahead of both Haas and Kyle Stanley in the standings.