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Tragic car crash involving popular golfer leaves tournament shaken.

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — On the eve of the Genesis Open, tragic news involving one of the most well-liked players on the PGA Tour from one of the most well-respected golf families rocked Riviera on Wednesday. Bill Haas, a six-time PGA Tour winner, was injured in a multi-car crash just a few miles from the...
Time: 19:11     Date: 14.02.2018
Last US Sport News: Tragic car crash involving popular golfer leaves tournament shaken. NY Post 24 - US News

Bill Haas, a six-time PGA Tour winner, was injured in a multi-car crash just a few miles from the golf course on Tuesday night that left the driver of the car Haas was a passenger in dead.

Los Angeles Police Detective Jeff Fischer said Haas was a passenger in a Ferrari that overturned at approximately 6:30 p.m. local time near Riviera, where Haas was scheduled to play in the tournament. The driver of the Ferrari was identified as Mark Gibello, who was believed to be hosting Haas and his family for the week.

Haas’ father, Jay, a former PGA Tour winner who currently plays on the Champions Tour, told the Golf Channel on Wednesday that his son was released from an area hospital with no broken bones, but he experienced some pain and swelling in his legs. The 35-year-old Haas is expected to make a full recovery.

“Bill was very fortunate,’’ Jay Haas told the Golf Channel.

“Last night in Pacific Palisades, California, Bill Haas was involved in a serious car accident in which the driver — a member of the family with whom Haas and his family were staying for the Genesis Open — was killed,” Haas’ agent, Allen Hobbs, said in a statement. “While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and — more importantly — his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time.

“Bill will withdraw from the Genesis Open and plans to head home to Greenville [N.C.] to recover,” Hobbs said. “He appreciates the support of friends, family and the golf world as a whole, and he has asked for privacy as he processes what has happened.”

Fischer said that actor Luke Wilson’s SUV was the third car involved in the wreck, but that Wilson did not suffer serious injuries.

“I heard it this morning when I was having breakfast,’’ Genesis Open defending champion Dustin Johnson said. “Hopefully, you know, thankfully Bill’s OK. That was what I was concerned about when I first heard it.”

Fellow PGA Tour player J.J. Spaun tweeted: “Played a practice round yesterday at Riv with Bill Haas. What a great guy. Hoping for a speedy recovery.”

Ricky Barnes, another PGA Tour pro, tweeted: “Thinking about my buddy Bill Haas after horrible accident in LA last night. Praying for a quick and healthy recovery. Love u bud.”

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