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December 14 2012

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No. 31 Bill Haas

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here .


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2013 PREVIEW: Bill Haas had a 2012 season of highs and lows -- winning for the fourth time in three years but missing a chance to become the first FedExCup champion to return to East Lake when he dropped from 28th to 32nd in the standings after the BMW Championship. Two top 10s in three offseason events, though, took some of the sting away and gave Haas momentum for 2013.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Haas closed with a 69, then waited on the range as Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley both birdied the 18th hole at Riviera to force a three-way playoff. The former Wake Forest standout ended the proceedings with a birdie on the second playoff hole. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: After winning the FedExCup in 2011, it would only be natural if Haas was a little disappointed in his 2012 season. There's no reason for any regrets. Haas was a tournament winner and ranked in the top 100 of every meaningful statistic. It says something about your game when you win $2.3 million and that's a drop-off from the previous season. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Began the year much like he put the finishing touches on his previous season en route to the FedExCup title in 2011, but after a playoff victory at the Northern Trust Open, he recorded only one more top 15 the rest of the way. Made only 23 starts, a career low in seven seasons. With that in the rearview mirror, it's time to piggyback him again in salary gamers at $2.349 million. He turned 30 in 2012. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking
21st

Final Playoffs ranking
32nd

Best finish 1st Northern Trust Open
By the Numbers
Starts: 23
Cuts made: 18
Rounds played: 78
Top-10 finishes: 3
Money List rank: 33rd
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 66th
Driving accuracy: 56th
Greens in regulation: 93rd
Strokes gained-putting: 74th
Scoring average: 52nd

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