Bill Haas released from hospital after fatal auto crash

Bill Haas released from hospital after fatal auto crash

Bill Haas released from hospital after fatal auto crash

PGA Tour veteran Bill Haas has withdrawn from this coming weekend's Genesis Open after being injured in a rollover vehicle crash that killed one man on Tuesday night, according to multiple reports.

Los Angeles Police Department Detective Jeff Fischer told television station KTLA that Haas was the passenger and was "doing OK".

The PGA Tour said the driver of the vehicle who died was a member of the family that was hosting Haas during the Genesis Open golf tournament.

Haas and the 50-year-old driver of the BMW were taken to hospital in a serious condition.

A third vehicle driven by actor Luke Wilson was "clipped" by the Ferrari, authorities said.

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The six-time PGA champion is in Los Angeles to compete in the Genesis Open this week.

The Ferrari driver died at the scene of the crash.


Wilson, 46, wasn't seriously injured in the crash, KTLA reported. When the Charlotte native returns to the PGA Tour remains to be seen.

UPDATED, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7:35 a.m.: Jay Haas, Bill Haas' father, told the Golf Channel's Todd Lewis that Bill was released from an area hospital with no broken bones, but some pain and swelling in his legs.

Haas will withdraw from the Genesis Open so he can recover at home in Greenville, South Carolina, the PGA and his agent 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".

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