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


Ted Potter Jr kept his cool as he outplayed some of golf's biggest names to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots in California on Sunday (Feb 11).

Potter holed a chip from behind the green for birdie on the par-3 seventh hole to build a two-shot lead over Dustin Johnson, and he didn't make another mistake the rest of a breezy afternoon at Pebble Beach.

Potter made a nervous start with a three-putt bogey from inside 20 feet on the opening hole, but birdies on the second, fourth, sixth and seventh saw him pull away from the field.

Potter, who has spent time on the PGA and Tours in recent seasons, earned his second PGA Tour win - his first since the 2012 Greenbrier Classic.

Johnson was joined on 14 under by Phil Mickelson, Chez Reavie and Jason Day, with Kevin Streelman a further stroke back following a four-under 68.

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McMorris played it rather safe. "I had some low times, but these high times make it worthwhile". This was the best run I could put down at the right moment and now it's the judges' decision.

"I had the first surgery in 2014 and then I had another surgery in 2015 to have all the screws and plates removed", he said.

"Just back from my mini-tour days, tournaments I've won in the past, just drawing back from past experience of winning golf tournaments", he said.

Mickelson turned in the best round of the day with a six-birdie 67 as he came close to his first win since the 2013 British Open.

Seven players tied for eighth at 10-under 277, including 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am victor Jimmy Walker, who posted a final round five-under 67 to finish inside the top 10 for just the second time in his last 26 starts. Despite the disappointing finish this week, Johnson, the world number one, has already racked up three top-two finishes this season.