PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Bill Haas was looking for a spark and knew just where to find it.
He called his dad.
Jay Haas is a nine-time PGA Tour and two-time Presidents Cup captain, and the only person Bill Haas trusts when it comes to golf. So he asked his father to come down to the Valspar Championship earlier in the week, hopeful "he would have the magical touch."
It appears to be working.
Haas worked his way through the wind on another tough day and chipped in for birdie on the par-3 15th hole on his way to a 4-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Graham DeLaet of Canada going into the final round at Innisbrook.
It was one shot on the...