Bill Haas is in position to do something even Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk haven't - making it back to the FedEx Cup finale in Atlanta a year after winning the playoffs.
Haas dug himself out of a big hole Friday, tying the Crooked Stick record with an 8-under 64 at the BMW Championship. He will go into Saturday's third round four shots behind leader Singh, and most importantly, 27th in the points. The top 30 get to play for the $10 million prize.
Haas knows what's at stake.
''If I have a good tournament this weekend, I get to play at East Lake and if I don't, I don't,'' Haas said. ''That's just the way it is and I wish I could be that relaxed on the course about it, but I have to keep telling myself to just go play the game, let it come to me, and if it works out great. If not, it's still been a good year.''
In the five years under this playoff format, no defending champ has made it back to Atlanta. Not Singh, not Furyk and not even Woods.
Furyk and Singh, the 2008 an...