AT&T National: Bill Haas wins fifth PGA Tour title thanks to final-round birdie spree
Bill Haas closed with a 66 to earn the fifth PGA Tour win of his career at the AT&T National.
Last Updated: 01/07/13 12:45am
The American started the final day in a four-way tie for the lead but produced six birdies and just a solitary bogey to move clear and finish on 12 under for the tournament.
Haas' charge gathered pace around the turn with three birdies in a row from the eighth.
He then picked up further shots at the 14th and 16th to seal the fifth PGA Tour win of his career in style.
"It's so hard to win out here. It's pretty special," said Haas.
"It was important I get off to a good start... the putter felt great and saved me on the back nine a couple of times."
Compatriot Roberto Castro was Haas' nearest challenger, finishing on nine under after a 69 on Sunday.
Another American, Jason Kokrak, tied for third on eight under with Korea's DH Lee, whose nine-birdie 64 was the low round of the day.
Jordan Spieth, trying to become the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1931, was part of a five-man tie at the top early in the final round before Haas broke away.
The 19-year-old eventually signed for a 69 and sixth place on his own at six under, one behind former Open champion Stewart Cink (67).