Haas shot a 7-under-par 64 at TPC Scottsdale to take a two-stroke lead.
The laid-back Victorian entered last year's final round at TPC Scottsdale sharing seventh place and while five behind the leader was still a legitimate chance to contend. The players themselves embrace the hole with varying degrees of enthusiasm, but some, such as Rickie Fowler encourage the boisterous behavior.
Fowler was tied with Bryson DeChambeau, with each shooting his second straight 5-under 66.
So to say I'm not surprised that a guy stripped bare ass and made his way onto the course would be an understatement. "I was a little disappointed in some of the stuff that was said".
"He was just a huge fan of the game", Fowler said.
"It's frustrating", Thomas said. "There's just no place for that". See you soon! It was Griffin's last tweet. Other than that, I feel like (it was) a solid day.
"The putter was hot the first nine holes", Haas, a six-times PGA Tour victor, told reporters after a round that included a 30-foot birdie at the second hole, his 11th.
"Some good and bad all around, " Fowler said. After starting on the 10th with five pars, Fowler got into red numbers when he rifled a 232-yard 5-wood to two feet for eagle on the 15th.
Ever had a par 4 ace?.
"So one of those days where I could have easily three-putted that if it had run by, but it went in and saved two shots there basically". "I love the grass". Connell, born with a rare airway disorder, passed away January 23 in Phoenix.
"It's going to take a lot of birdies (to win) out here".
The Waste Management Phoenix Open certainly appeals to those of a younger demographic, with the event particularly popular with Arizona State University students.
After two weeks in the desert, the European Tour makes its way to Malaysia for the Maybank Championship. He birdied the final three holes of the day, including the iconic 16th hole, en route to earning a spot in the final group on Sunday.
That's as good as it gets at a non-major, too.
Wearing a "Rahmbo" headband, Rahm made a 12-footer. Mickelson is without a tour win in almost four years, but what a venue to end this drought as he seeks to become the first player to win the tournament four times (50/1). This week, Mickelson has looked like his old self. He finished fourth in the event last year and was runner-up the year before when he lost in a playoff to Hideki Matsuyama. Palmer accomplished the feat from 1961-63. Usually by Friday and into the weekend is when things really start to turn up.
The incident, which absolutely delighted fans, occurred during Wednesday's Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am.
"He hit a great tee shot for that being (but) I had no idea where he hit it because I was so upset that that even happened".
Henrik Stenson, the 2016 British Open champion, was well down the field on 72.
Both of Matsuyama's wins have come in a play-off, with this nerve-shredding outcome priced at 3/1 to occur for the third year in a row, and sixth time in 11 years.