Ted Potter, Jr. will be out of competition until January or February due to a broken ankle suffered on the weekend of the RBC Canadian Open.
Potter, Jr. missed the cut at Royal Montreal. Then, in the latest entry to the adding-injury-to-insult department, he took a tumble outside his hotel. "I slipped on a curb, rolled my ankle over and busted it up pretty good," he said. Plates and screws were inserted during surgery from which the recovery time is three months. His exemption for winning the 2012 Greenbrier Classic expires this week, so the timing could be costly. The lefty is currently 149th in FedExCup points. If he's inside the top 150 at the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship, he'll secure conditional status for 2014-15, but Potter, Jr. is hopeful that he can wring maybe a Minor Medical Extension out the PGA TOUR due to the timing. Without it, he'll be limited to Past Champion status. But whatever happens, he's positive for 2015. "If anything, I feel like this probably will make me stronger in the long run for next year. I feel like it’ll motivate me harder to play well."
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 01:17:00 PM