How it happened: Haas separates from pack at AT&T

Bill Haas during the final round of the 2013 AT&T National at Congressional.

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On a day that saw as many as five players tied for the AT&T National lead, it was a former FedEx Cup champ that rose to the top.

Bill Haas secured his first victory since the 2012 Northern Trust Open by outlasting Roberto Castro by three shots at Congressional.

Haas used three birdies from Nos. 8-10 and added two more back-nine birdies to pull away from the field..

Check out the highlights from Sunday in Bethesda, Md. – and scroll down for our previous coverage from Congressional.

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Update No. 22: 3:19 p.m. EDT

Bill Haas finishes up with a solid par at 18 and secures a three-shot victory over Roberto Castro behind a 5-under 66 on Sunday.

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Update No. 21: 3:19 p.m. EDT

A par for Bill Haas at No. 17 and he'll take a three-shot lead to the final hole -- looking to pick up his first victory since the Tour Championship in 2011.

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Update No. 20: 3:01 p.m. EDT

Leader Bill Haas lays up on the par-5 16th, then wedges to about a foot – he makes birdie to move to 12 under. Second-place Roberto Castro also lays up and reaches the green, but from about 25-30 feet he needs two putts and makes par.

Haas will take a three-shot lead into the final two holes at Congressional, seeking to notch a win for his fourth straight season.

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Update No. 19: 2:49 p.m. EDT

Leader Bill Haas and Roberto Castro par the 15th to remain 11 under and 9 under, respectively, atop the leaderboard. The par-5 16th could provide a critical stage.

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Update No. 18: 2:43 p.m. EDT

Jason Day and reigning Masters champion Adam Scott were tabbed as popular favorites coming into the week, with injured host Tiger Woods and U.S. Open champ Justin Rose withdrawing before the tournament began. But neither Aussie has been a factor. Day finishes with his second straight 69 to end the week at 1 under, climbing to T-21. Scott's final note is a 76 that leaves him 5 over and T-57.

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Update No. 17: 2:26 p.m. EDT

Roberto Castro and Bill Haas are heating up down the stretch, but it is still advantage Haas after the pair trade birdies on No. 14, leaving Haas two shots ahead with four holes to go.

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Update No. 16: 2:11 p.m. EDT

Stewart Cink pulls within four of the lead, thanks to a birdie at the 16th. He's 3 under today, in fifth at 6 under for the week.

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Update No. 15: 2:02 p.m. EDT

D.H. Lee finishes on a high note, birdieing the long par-4 18th for a 64 that gets him to 8 under for the week, two back of leader Bill Haas and T-2 with Roberto Castro. Haas and Castro par the 12th.

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Update No. 14: 1:54 p.m. EDT

Angel Cabrera is 2 under today after a birdie at No. 16; he follows with a par and is T-14 at 4 under.

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Update No. 13: 1:41 p.m. EDT

Bill Haas' string of birdies ends with a par at No. 11 that keeps him at 10 under, two ahead of Roberto Castro.

Chez Reavie's morning 68 is the low round of the day, pushing him to T-21 as things stand. But that will change when D.H. Lee finishes the 18th.

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Update No. 12: 1:33 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth has cooled off since his hot start, which saw him hole out for eagle on No. 1 and birdie No. 3. He's had nothing but pars since, the exception being a bogey at No. 11 that dropped him to 6 under.

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Update No. 11: 1:18 p.m. EDT

A third-straight birdie pushes Bill Haas to 10 under, two ahead of Roberto Castro. A three-time Tour winner (once each in 2010, '11 and '12), Haas finished T-3 at this year's Northern Trust Open.

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Update No. 10: 12:55 p.m. EDT

Back-to-back birdies before making the turn push Bill Haas to 9 under and a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro, who birdies the par-5 ninth. Jason Kokrak, D.H. Lee and Jordan Spieth are another shot back.

Andres Romero bogeys the ninth to drop to a three-way tie for fifth at 6 under that includes Stewart Cink and Graham DeLaet.

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Update No. 9: 12:41 p.m. EDT

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A birdie moves Bill Haas into the lead alone at 8 under, this time at the No. 8 hole. He's a shot ahead of Roberto Castro, Jason Kokrak, Andres Romero and Jordan Spieth.

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Update No. 9: 12:20 p.m. EDT

Andres Romero expands the group of co-leaders to five, his birdie at No. 8 returning him to even for the day and 7 under for the week.

D.H. Lee wavers a bit, with a second straight bogey at No. 11 followed by a birdie at No. 12 to return to 6 under, T-6.

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Update No. 8: 12:01 p.m. EDT

Jason Kokrak birdies the sixth hole to join the co-leaders at 7 under. Kokrak finished T-8 at the Humana Challenge.

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Update No. 7: 11:48 a.m. EDT

Bill Haas bogeys No. 5 to return to 7 under and co-leader status alongside Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth.

D.H. Lee's first bogey comes after making the turn in 30, his 4 at the par-3 10th dropping him to T-4 and 6 under for the tourney. Lee finished T-8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Update No. 6: 11:25 a.m. EDT

A birdie at No. 2, followed by a par, pushes Bill Haas to the lead at 8 under. James Driscoll, D.H. Lee and Jordan Spieth are a shot back – Lee 6 under today and extending his birdie streak to five straight.

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Update No. 5: 10:55 a.m. EDT

D.H. Lee moves within a shot of the lead – he's 5 under today, including four straight birdies on Nos. 4-7. Lee is T-2 with Roberto Castro and Jason Kokrak at 6 under.

James Driscoll, Bill Haas, Andres Romero and Jordan Spieth are atop the leaderboard at 7 under.

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Update No. 4: 10:46 a.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth opens with an eagle at the first, then birdies the third to jump back into a share of the lead at 7 under in a hurry.

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Update No. 3: 10:37 a.m. EDT

As the leaders take the course, Brian Davis has the low round going at 4 under today through six holes. D.H. Lee, who made an obscene gesture to the gallery yesterday, is 3 under through five holes. They're among the golfers T-10 at 4 under for the week.

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Update No. 2: 10:10 a.m. EDT

D.H. Lee birdies Nos. 2 and 4 to rise to T-12 at 3 under. Stewart Cink opens with a birdie to rise to T-8 at 4 under.

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Update No. 1: 9:57 a.m. EDT

Chez Reavie gets to even par for the week with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 13-14. Charley Hoffman bogeys No. 13 to drop to 1 over.

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Early risers

Brian Davis the first three holes to move to T-11 at 3 under for the week.

Charley Hoffman has birdied his first two holes, Nos. 10-11, to move to T-28 at even par for the week.

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Slow starters

Jason Day and Patrick Reed card two early bogeys each and are T-49, 3 over for the week.

George McNeill double-bogeys No. 11 and is T-60, 4 over for the week.

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Weather conditions

Tee times were moved to an earlier start than most Sundays, with players teeing off from both nines and grouped in threesomes, because the forecast is not favorable for the afternoon in Bethesda, Md. Temps will be in the mid-70s with a 30 percent chance of rain when play starts, according to weather.com, and the chance of storms will rise to 50 percent by the evening. Humidity will be high but winds could be calm.

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Saturday's coverage

5 Things: Haas has share of the lead at AT&T

At the top of the leaderboard are four players – Roberto Castro, Bill Haas, James Driscoll and Andres Romero – at 7 under tied for the lead. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Sunday's third-round action at the AT&T National.

D.H. Lee flips off the crowd at AT&T

D.H. Lee gave the middle finger towards the crowd on the 12th hole at Congressional on Saturday during the third round of the AT&T National after making a bogey.

Saturday notables who made, missed cut at Congressional

Players returned to the course on Saturday morning to complete their second round after weather impacted play on Friday. Here are some notables that made and some that missed the cut.

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Friday's coverage

5 Things: Spieth shines before weather halts play

Inclement weather suspended the second round of the AT&T National until Saturday morning, but not before Jordan Spieth grabbed a share of the lead along with Roberto Castro. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday at Congressional.

Castro fires 69, tied for lead at Congressional

First-round leader Roberto Castro fires a second-round 2-under 69 to share the lead at the AT&T National at Congressional.

How it happened: Weather stops 2nd round play

Before weather stopped play at Congressional, see how Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth grabbed the top spot on the leaderboard at the AT&T National.

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Thursday's coverage

• 5 Things: Castro leads, but needs strong second round

Aside from leader Roberto Castro, who shot 5-under 66, and a trio of players – Billy Horschel, Bud Cauley and Graham DeLaet – at 3 under, no one managed to shoot more than a couple shots under par.

• How it Happened: Castro on top at Congressional

Billy Horschel, who is having his breakout season, lead the tournament for most of the day. But he ended up in a trio that trails Roberto Castro by two shots entering the second round.

• Hip injury prompts Love to withdraw from AT&T National

Citing a hip injury, Love withdrew following an opening-round 12-over 83, which included 10 bogeys and a triple bogey. His one birdie came at his first hole of the day, the par-4 first hole.

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Preview coverage

SCORES: Round 1, AT&T National

Check out the Round 1 leaderboard at AT&T National.

PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at AT&T National

Our David Dusek was on the range at Congressional to take a look at the latest equipment in bags of the players at AT&T National.

5 Things: Ken Duke enters AT&T refreshed after last week's win

Despite the absence of U.S. Open champ Justin Rose and the reduction of Tiger Woods to a spectating role, there was plenty of buzz Wednesday as players geared up for the first round. For instance: Ken Duke, lover of country music, NASCAR and, of course, Coca-Cola.

Woods, not playing in own tourney, says he'll be 'good enough' for British

Tiger Woods said he’s treating his elbow injury with ice and anti-inflammatories. He hopes to soon start the strengthening process and soon after begin hitting balls again in preparation for the Open Championship.

• Aussie love: Scott, Day headline predictions for AT&T National

Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel and Brandt Snedeker are all in the field, but none register as favorites at Congressional. Adam Scott is receiving plenty of love from the panel, being the top-ranked golfer in the field and enjoying some recent success at the track. Fellow Aussie Jason Day is also a man to watch.

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