Steve Wheatcroft reacts to his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Chris Carlson
January 25, 2015

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge.

Haas closed with a 5-under 67 for his sixth PGA Tour title and first since the 2013 AT&T National. He won the 2010 event for his first tour victory and father Jay won the 1998 tournament.

Part of a six-man tie for the lead after a par save on 15, Haas got to 22 under with the birdie on 16. He two-putted for par on the par-5 18th after pulling off an awkward layup with his ball perched on the front lip of a right-side bunker.

Matt Kuchar, Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele, Steve Wheatcroft and Sung Joon Park tied for second.

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