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Ted Potter, Jr.

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 180

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 184 Ted Potter, Jr. painted a bogey-free 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of the Safeway Open for a three-day total of 8-under 208, up 49 spots to T17 and good for the low round of the day.
This is the 33-year-old's second appearance after a missed cut in 2014 (75-72). He's back on the main stage for his fourth season, first since 2014, and enters at 10th in the WCT Priority Rankings. After opening in 72-71, the Floridian was one of 10 players to make the cut on the number, and carded seven birdies on Day 3. He landed 11 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 3.865 strokes tee-to-green. Potter, Jr.'s split included three conversions from between 11 and 21 feet, registering 1.563 putts per GIR and 1.922 SG: Putting with 27 total putts. Sat, Oct 7, 2017 09:52:00 PM

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Ted Potter, Jr. takes his talents to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for his fourth attempt at The Greenbrier Classic, already with a win on his resume.

The 2012 champ won in his Greenbrier debut. He returned to finish T6 and T26 the following two years. Overall, he's posted rounds of par or better in all 12 rounds played here at The Old White TPC. More recently, injuries have caused a decline in play which dropped him down to the developmental circuit. Fortunately, he's rounding into form with a 10-for-13 record on the Tour this season, ranking 4th on the money list. With strong course history and strong recent play on his side, the lefty is a very interesting sleeper to keep an eye on this week.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 07:39:00 AM

Ted Potter Jr. contests his third Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

The 32-year-old is set to make his last (of two) starts on a Major Medical Extension. He missed the cut two weeks ago at the Canadian Open. The one-time PGA TOUR winner (2012 Greenbrier) needs to earn $326,004 (solo third) or 127 FedExCup points to meet the terms. He's made eight starts this season on the Tour, cashing seven times with six top 25s, good for 60th on that tour's money list. The Florida native and resident is 0-for-2 at the Travelers, missing the cut in 2014 and 2012.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Ted Potter Jr. returned to action with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 during the first round of the United Leasing & Finance Championship. It was his first competitive round since the summer of 2014.

The lefty suffered an ankle injury during the week of the 2014 RBC Canadian Open. It happened when he slipped on a curb at his hotel and broke his right ankle. Fast forward 21 months and two surgeries, Potter Jr. is starting to make some rehab starts on the Tour. That is one of the perks of a major medical extension as you are allowed five "minor league" starts to get the game back in form. Potter Jr. will have two starts on the PGA TOUR to earn 127 FedExCup points (or $326,004) and gain conditional status. If not, he will need to play his way through the Tour playoffs to get his PGA TOUR card back. His opening round, 3-under is just four strokes off the early pace set by Bhavik Patel and just one stroke behind the trio of golfers currently sharing second place. Not too shabby for a golfer that's been away from the TOUR for nearly two years.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 09:22:00 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. has not competed anywhere since having surgery on his right ankle during the summer of 2014.

The lefty suffered an injury during the week he missed the cut at the RBC Canadian Open in late July last year. He was granted a Major Medical Extension that still grants two starts to collect $326,004 or 126.917 FedExCup points and retain status. That status allows for the opportunity to tee it up in pretty much every open event, but there's been no news to suggest when he will play again. He's only 11.677 FedExCup points from qualifying for conditional status, which one 59th-place finish would achieve, so it's not like he's not motivated to give it a go sooner than later.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 06:29:00 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. has yet to tee it up in PGA TOUR-sanctioned competition since he broke his ankle in Canada in late July of 2014.

It's been a while since we dropped in on the lefty who has a Major Medical Extension affording two starts to bank $326,004 or 126.917 FedExCup points and retain status. Last we knew, he was hoping to return to competition at some point early this year. However, now that we're in the back half of the calendar, all bets are off as to when he may play again. At this point, if he's healthy enough, the assumption is that he'll begin shedding rust later in the summer to prep for the Tour Finals.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. has been given two starts on a Major Medical Extension.

The lefty went down, literally, after the RBC Canadian Open. He had surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be out until early 2015. As a result, the PGA TOUR granted him the MME. If he earns $326,004 or 126.917 FedExCup points in his first two starts, he'll retain status for the remainder of the season. He's just 11.677 FedExCup points from securing conditional status.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 04:27:00 PM

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

Ted Potter, Jr. has been removed from the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

The 2013-14 season hasn't gone quite how the lefty would have preferred. He's 146th in FedExCup points and 156th in earnings, so today's decision not to attempt to make a move to crack the top 125 in either is worthy of concern. Surely, he'll qualify for the Tour Finals, but that he wouldn't at least give it a go to see what happens in Reno is odd. As a result, we can't rule out an injury or other personal matter influencing him.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Ted Potter Jr. spun a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to end the tournament at 5-under 275.

Potter Jr. picked up his only victory at The Old White TPC in 2012 and tied for sixth in his title defense last year. While his results have slipped a bit this time around, he continues to hold investment value in this event. His final round featured six birdies, but he handed back a bogey and a double bogey. A 10'1" birdie on the par-4 fifth and a 17'10" birdie on the par-4 14th served as the highlights.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 01:20:00 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. took home the hardware at The Greenbrier Classic in 2012 and returns for this week's edition.

The lefty was solid in his title defense last year, posting four red numbers, yielding a T6 when all was said and done. His form entering this week leaves a lot to be desired, with four missed cuts in his last five events. That shouldn't detract course history buffs, though, as he entering 2012 with five consecutive missed cuts before going on to win. If there is any week you're going to throw Potter, Jr. onto your rosters, this is the week to do so.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. came flying out of the gates with four birdies en route to 3-under-par 31-36=67 in his second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Potter, Jr. added two more at Nos. 6 and 10 from just off each green to help squelch three bogeys. His notable conventional conversions measured 12'7" and 10'8" at the second and third holes, respectively, but his longest of the round dropped for pars at No. 13 (16'5") and 17 (20'8"). The lefty sits 5-under 135, seven strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. smoke-and-mirrored his way to a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

He's entering desperation mode after arriving 149th in FedExCup points, so today's success should ease the stress a bit. The lefty split nine (of 14) fairways, but landed only 10 greens in regulation. No biggie as he limited the negative to a bogey-4 at the 14th hole where he found water off the tee. Potter, Jr. picked off three birdies elsewhere, including a pair from just outside 13 feet at 10 and 3. He added a par conversion from 11'8" at the par-3 11th for good measure. It helped him finish just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Ted Potter Jr. tied for 27th place last year in his HP Byron Nelson Championship debut and is ready to try again this week.

Potter Jr. started off with a bang, posting a 6-under-par 30-34=64 as his introduction to TPC Four Seasons. He remained inside the top 10 throughout the tournament until fading on Sunday, finishing just outside the top 25. With the relatively weak field teeing it up this week, it wouldn't be shocking to see Potter Jr. sneak back into contention.
Tue, May 13, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Ted Potter, Jr. arrived at the halfway point of the RBC Heritage in 3-under-par 70-69=139 and sits two strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

The lefty had survived only five of 13 cuts entering the week, but he's suddenly in the mix at Harbour Town. His two-day second round included a double-bogey 6 at the third hole, but he sandwiched it with four birdies. That set included a zero-putt five-yarder at 1 and conventional conversions from 28'5" and 25'2" at the sixth and 15th holes, respectively.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 11:20:00 AM