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Breakout Players of 2011: A lot of people will tell you that the golf shot of the year was the one Bill Haas pla...

Breakout Players of 2011: A lot of people will tell you that the golf shot of the year was the one Bill Haas pla...

A lot of people will tell you that the golf shot of the year was the one Bill Haas played out of that pond on 17 at East Lake in the second hole of his three-hole playoff with Hunter Mahan in Atlanta in October. You remember. It was the playoff where the eventual winner didn't even realize he was playing for $11.44 million? Anytime your shot sends your golf ball flying along with other stuff-pine needles, sand, pine cones, hot dog wrappers-it's exciting. Water is the king of that list. Splashing water makes for great photography, and when golf and water mix the stakes are so high. Mankind needs water to survive, but in golf the drink is where golf balls go to die. Bill Haas resurrected his chances with that shot, which he knocked to three feet, allowing him to save par. Never mind that that shot is NOT THAT HARD for the trained professional. The Haases -- an honest lot -- ...

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