Bill Haas won’t feature in the Genesis Open after a brush with death.
The six-time PGA Tour winner was injured Tuesday evening in a car accident in Pacific Palisades, Calif., his agent said in a statement. Haas has withdrawn from the Genesis Open but is expected to make a full recovery following a brief stay in a local hospital.
Haas was a passenger in a Ferrari driven by Mark Gibello, a member of the family with which Haas was staying ahead of the Genesis Open, when the car flipped over and hit another vehicle. Gibello died from injuries he suffered in the crash, and the driver of the other vehicle was hospitalized with serious injuries.
“While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and — more importantly — his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time,” Haas’ agent, Allen Hobbs, said in a statement, per ESPN.
“Bill will withdraw from the Genesis Open and plans to head home to Greenville (N.C.) to recover,” Hobbs added. “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.”
The Ferrari also hit a third vehicle, which actor Luke Wilson was driving. Wilson didn’t suffer any serious injuries, according to ESPN.
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