Bill Haas of the USA broke free from the pack to win the AT&T National, at Congressional Country Club, by three shots from his countryman Roberto Castro.

Haas posted an excellent closing round of 66 to claim the victory and move to seventh on the FedEx Cup standings.

Early in the final round, the tournament was wide open, with six different players taking, or sharing, the lead in the opening exchanges. But Haas struck the decisive blows around the turn.

He holed good putts at the 8th, 9th and 10th holes for three straight birdies, and a lead he would not relinquish. Haas had at least two shots advantage to play with for the entire back nine. Although he felt the pressure, he kept his game together brilliantly to secure his fifth PGA Tour title.

“As many times as I’ve choked and hit bad shots and I’ve been nervous and it hasn’t worked out… I was feeling all those things today, and to hit good, quality golf shots down the stretch is such a good feeling,” Haas said. “I wish I could explain it. It’s amazing.”

Roberto Castro played some excellent golf to finish second. He was tied for the lead with Haas, Andres Romero and James Driscoll at the start of play. Romero and Driscoll fell away with poor closing rounds of 75 and 74 respectively, but Castro held it together to close with a 69. He finished one clear of Jason Kokrak and D.H. Lee of Korea, who were tied third.

Lee recorded nine birdies in the final round to post a tournament best-equalling 64.

AT&T National
Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 27-30, purse $6,500,000 par 71

1   Bill Haas (USA)      70   68   68   66   272   $1,170,000
2   Roberto Castro (USA)   66   69   71   69   275   $702,000

T3   Jason Kokrak (USA)   71   66   70   69   276   $377,000
T3   D.H. Lee (Kor)      71   66   75   64   276   $377,000

5   Stewart Cink (USA)   70   69   71   67   277   $260,000
6   Jordan Spieth (USA)   69   66   74   69   278   $234,000
7   Charlie Wi (Kor)      72   71   65   71   279   $217,750
T8   Brian Davis (Eng)      70   72   71   67   280   $175,500
T8   Graham DeLaet (Can)   68   72   71   69   280   $175,500
T8   James Driscoll (USA)   69   69   68   74   280   $175,500
T8   Morgan Hoffman (USA)   73   68   69   70   280   $175,500
T8   Brandt Snedeker (USA)   69   71   69   71   280   $175,500

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Where next?
European Tour –
Paul Casey wins Irish Open