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American woman misses million dollar putt

She wanted to be a millionaire, but Kim Haas of Dubuque, Iowa, left a putt 6 inches short.

With her heart pounding and tips from an LPGA legend Jane Blalock rolling around in her head, Haas could have won $1 million Sunday if she made a 10-foot putt in the Gillette Putting Challenge.

"I'm disappointed I left it short, but it's been a lot of fun," she said. "I've enjoyed it."

Haas, a 36-year-old mother of three, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will both receive $25,000.

In the four years Gillette has sponsored the putting bonanza, no one has made the $1 million putt.

Blalock worked with Haas on a nearby putting green before the million-dollar attempt. She also helped pick out the line of the putt, which appeared dead-center.

"I was hoping for some miracle, a gust of wind," Blalock said. "She looked pretty composed and held up well."

Haas was randomly selected in August, and made a 10-footer worth $25,000 to qualify for this putt. She practiced 30 to 45 minutes daily the past six weeks.

"I was just trying to remember the tips Jane gave me ... keep your head down and just try to relax," Haas said. "All of a sudden, I got up there and my heart started going so quick."

Haas said the money will go toward her children's education, and possibly to help build a home in a few years.

"This was a once-in-a-lifetime thing," Haas said. "This has renewed my love for golf. I'm going to join a women's league next year."