Jay Haas matched the Champions Tour record with a 10-under 60 to open a five-stroke lead Friday in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The 58-year-old Haas made a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th after hitting his second shot into a greenside bunker and leaving his eagle blast short. Haas had a 14-under 126 total after two days.
Haas became the eighth player in the history of the 50-and-over tour to shoot 60 and the first since Nick Price last year in the Toshiba Classic.
Haas also broke the course record on Desert Mountain's Cochise layout in Scottsdale, Ariz., closing with a 7-under 28 on the back nine to finish a stroke off the tour's nine-hole record. Tom Lehman was second in the season-ending event after a 63, moving into position to win the Charles Schwab Cup points race. Bernhard Langer, 211 points ahead of second-place Lehman, was tied for fifth at 6 under after a 65.
ATT National Pro-Am: According to a tweet from tournament organizers, actor Bill Murray has confirmed he will play in the 2013 event (Feb. 7-10). "We are EXCITED to announce BILL MURRAY is back for the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am!!!" was the tweet. Murray was part of the winning pro-am team in 2011.
WGC: Louis Oosthuizen again took advantage of the par 5s at Mission Hills (Shenzen, China), shooting a 9-under 63 in the HSBC Champions to build a five-shot lead over Ernie Els (63).
LPGA: South Korea's Jiyai Shin and