Ted Potter Takes Pebble Beach Title

Ted Potter Jr. rode his dazzling Saturday 62 to the title at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Invitational on Sunday, wining the event by three strokes with a 17-under 270.

Potter did all his damage on the front nine Saturday, shooting a 3-under, getting four birdies on the front nine. He won $1.332 million and 500 FedEx Cup points in the process.

He finished three strokes ahead of the current and a former No. 1, a golf Hall of Famer and Chez Reavie. Phil Mickelson, Revie, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson all finished tie for second at 14-under.

It was the second PGA win for the 35-year-old journeyman golfer Potter, whose other victory came in July of 2012 at the Greenbrier. His real brilliance came on Saturday when he fired nine birdies and an eagle to finish with a 62. On the back nine he rattled of four straight birdies, then added another on 15 and an eagle on 16.

Mickelson made up two strokes on the final day. While Tiger Woods’ comeback has generated the most buzz, Mickelson’s play is defying his 47-year-old body. He’s finished in the top 5 in back-to-back events with a pair of 14-unders, and has finished in the top 5 of three of his last six events.

Day has had a similar hot streak after an off-key 2017. The former No. 1 has four starts in the current season, tying for 11th twice, winning the Farmers Insurance Open and this tie for second.

 

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