ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 25: Bill Haas watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 25, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tour Championship 2011: Bill Haas Wins Tournament And 2011 FedEx Cup

After winning a playoff over Hunter Mahan in dramatic fashion, Bill Haas is the champion of both the 2011 Tour Championship and 2011 FedEx Cup.

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2011 Tour Championship Prize Money: Bill Haas Wins $1.4 Million; $8 Million Total Paid Out

The biggest prize on Sunday was the $10 million that Bill Haas made for winning the 2011 FedEx Cup, but the payouts for the 2011 Tour Championship itself weren't half bad either. Haas made $1.4 million for winning the tournament, taking his payday on the afternoon to $11.44 million, while Hunter Mahan won $864k for finishing second in the tournament, as well as a $700k bonus for his finish in the FedEx Cup.

In total, $8 million was paid out to the golfers participating in the 2011 Tour Championship. Every single player who played in the tournament made six figures, as the field was an elite group of 30 players. The complete list of payouts for every player can be found here, via PGATour.com.

For more on this tournament, keep up on our 2011 Tour Championship StoryStream. For more on golf in general, check out SB Nation Golf and Waggle Room.

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Bill Hass Wins 2011 Tour Championship, $10 Million FedEx Cup Prize

After three playoff holes, Bill Haas has won the 2011 Tour Championship by defeating Hunter Mahan, winning the 2011 FedEx Cup in the process. By winning the duel titles, Haas has more than doubled his career earnings, taking home $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup playoffs and $1.44 million for winning the Tour Championship. 

The highlight of the playoff (and perhaps the shot of the year) was Haas' pitch shot out of a lake and over a large hill, which he knocked within three feet of the pin. This came on the second playoff hole, where Haas and Mahan both made par. On the final playoff hole, Haas made an impressive par after a poor tee shot, while Mahan conceded after failing to hole out in three shots on the Par 3.

Haas has had a great year, making the cut in all four majors and going to a playoff in two other tournaments, but failed to win a tournament this season until the last one of the year. This was the third win of his career, and by far the largest paycheck.

For more on this tournament, keep up on our 2011 Tour Championship StoryStream. For more on golf in general, check out SB Nation Golf and Waggle Room.

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Tour Championship 2011 Playoff: Bill Haas Keeps Playoff Alive With Scrambling Par Out Of A Lake

The NFL is demanding the attention of most at the moment, but I feel bad for you if you're not casually keeping an eye on the 2011 Tour Championship at the same time. Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan are involved in an epic playoff, and are now headed to the third hole of sudden death after tying the first two.

It seemed as if both were well aware that they were playing for eight figures on the first hole, as both missed their tee shots badly to the right on the Par 3 18th. Incredibly, both hit great second shots and great par putts, making three to force a second hole.

And that's where the madness went down. Mahan hit the green on his approach on the Par 4 17th, while Haas hit his approach into the water hazard. Incredibly, the ball didn't go completely underwater and was playable. Up a steep slope, Haas hit a pitch shot out of a freaking lake to within three feet of the hole. Both Haas and Mahan made par, forcing a third playoff hole. They return to the 18th.

For more on this tournament, keep up on our 2011 Tour Championship StoryStream. For more on golf in general, check out SB Nation Golf and Waggle Room.

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Tour Championship 2011 Leaderboard: Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan Go To Playoff For Duel Titles, $11.44 Million

Bill Haas led Hunter Mahan by two strokes less than an hour ago, but a bogey by Haas on 18 and a cluch par put by Mahan on the same hole, following an earlier birdie has led the two players to tie at eight-under after 72 holes. Haas and Mahan will now go to a playoff, where they will play for the duel titles - both will win the FedEx Cup if they win the Tour Championship.

The Cup is worth $10 million and the tournament winner gets $1.44 million, meaning the two players are currently playing for an unbelievable $11.44 million. The loser of the playoff will win approximately $1.5 million from their FedEx Cup points standing and finishing second in the tournament, meaning the players are playing for approximately $10 million.

For more on this tournament, keep up on our 2011 Tour Championship StoryStream. For more on golf in general, check out SB Nation Golf and Waggle Room.

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Tour Championship 2011 Leaderboard: Bill Haas Leads Tournament, Projected FedEx Cup Points Standings

Hunter Mahan and Aaron Baddley started the day in the lead of the 2011 Tour Championship, but Bill Haas appears to be playing himself to a massive payday on Sunday. Through 17 holes, Haas is three-under par on the day and leads the tournament at nine-under. Haas also leads the projected FedEx Cup points, and is well on his way to taking home both the current tournament and the playoff victory.

Barring a major collapse and a big run by someone else, Haas is about to take home a payday well into the seven figures. Jason Day is one shot behind at eight-under through 16, while Mahan is eight-under through 15. Baddley, also through 15 holes, is seven-under par. These players are all well behind Haas in the projected overall points, but it's close. We could yet have a shake-up at the Tour Championship.

For more on this tournament, keep up on our 2011 Tour Championship StoryStream. For more on golf in general, check out SB Nation Golf and Waggle Room.

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