Bill Haas involved in fatal auto crash near Riviera Country Club

Lawrence Cooper
February 14, 2018

American golfer Bill Haas has left hospital after being involved in a vehicle crash which left one person dead and two injured, Los Angeles police said.

The 35-year-old was riding in the passenger seat of a Ferrari when it crashed into a BMW on the 500 block of North Chautauqua Blvd in Pacific Palisades on February 13, according to KTLA. The Ferrari reportedly lost control, clipped a vehicle belonging to actor Luke Wilson, and hit a BMW before colliding with a tree.

Gibello was close friends with Haas' swing coach, Billy Harmon, and was "instrumental" in bringing the Walker Cup (2017) and U.S. Open (2023) to Los Angeles Country Club, according to Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte. A witness said it was a head-on crash and the driver of the Ferrari, a 71-year-old man, died.

Though the statement says Haas avoided serious injury, the Los Angeles Fire Department said the golfer was transported to a hospital in serious condition. It's owned by actor Luke Wilson, Fischer said.

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The driver of the Ferrari was pronounced dead at the scene. However, in a statement released through the PGA Tour, Haas' manager Allen Hobbs revealed that the former FedEx Cup victor has since been discharged from hospital.

Haas' father told Golf Digest that his son escaped the accident without any broken bones.

Allen Hobbs, who is also a Wake Forest graduate and Haas' agent, released a statement through the PGA Tour. The 35-year-old Haas is expected to make a full recovery.

The PGA Tour and Haas' management company, Players Group Management, released a statement that Haas has left hospital and is heading home to SC.

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