Even though he is six shots off of the pace heading into the final round of the Greenbrier Classic, Bill Haas thinks that he can pull out the win, giving him two in a row. “This course is gettable,” he said. “If you drive it halfway decent you should shoot under par here and that’s what I’ve been able to do. I’m finding most of the fairways and just kind of giving myself some opportunities and hopefully tomorrow all the ones that you’re supposed to make I’ll make when it comes to putting.”
He would obviously like to be in a little better position after three rounds, but he’s far from disappointed with his current position. “So I’m counting my blessings to shoot 3 under par and with that said, I’m going to go hit a few on the range and hopefully figure something out and have a decent Sunday.” After the type of round that Haas had today there are many golfers that wouldn’t have bothered hitting the range to get in some extra practice – especially after having already played three rounds of golf. That is likely a big part of the reason that Haas has found success, especially as of late.
He didn’t have much going for him until late in the day, when he closed out the round with three straight birdies. Had he not finished on such a strong note, what is now an almost insurmountable deficit would have been all but impossible to overcome. As it stands now, however, Haas still has an outside shot at pulling out the win – especially if he uses his time on the range wisely.
In order to pull out back-to-back victories, Haas is going to have to play out of his mind tomorrow and hope that the guys at the top of the leaderboard falter. Stranger things have happened already this year, though.