Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Ted Potter Jr wins second PGA Tour title


"He played great today, and this was special", said Streelman, who finished sixth among the pros and four shots back of victor Ted Potter Jr.

"I just think you even have more respect for the guys who win and play consistently at a high level because it's the hardest game out there".

The victory was a remarkable comeback by Potter, who incurred a fractured right ankle in a "freak accident" in 2014 when he slipped on a path. Potter chipped in for birdie on No. 7 and didn't drop a shot the rest of the way.

The left-hander played on the Tour past year to regain his PGA Tour card after time out with a broken ankle.

The win gets Potter a spot in the Masters this April, where he's made just one career appearance in 2013. That included a birdie chip from the rough on the par-three seventh hole.

But he closed with back-to-back bogeys to settle for a nine-under 62 and a share of the lead with Johnson on 14-under 201.Potter's only prior US PGA Tour win came at the Greenbrier Classic back in 2012.

World number one Johnson fired an eagle and four birdies in his two-under par 70 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of three tournaments in use for the first three rounds of the PGA Tour event.

Johnson's hopes faded with a missed par-save from seven feet at the 15th, as Potter produced a string of impressive pars along a blemish-free back nine before closing victory with a two-putt par. While Mickelson never really threatened to win on Sunday, he was able to mount another late charge with birdies at the 14th, 16th and 17th holes to finish with a five-under 67. "It is still a good week and finishing tied for second is not bad". Despite his stellar play in his last two tournaments, Day won't travel for this week's Genesis Open.



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