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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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World No. 83 Ted Potter, Jr. twirled a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-30=63 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a 54-hole total of 7-under 203, up 42 places to T9 and tying the low round of the day with Corey Conners.
This is the Floridian's second FWI after T18 in 2013 (70-66-68-69). His 63 is one shy of his season- and career-low 62 shot on Moving Day at Pebble Beach nine starts ago en route to his second TOUR title. The 34-year-old was actually 11-under thru 16 holes at MPCC in R3 and finished bogey-bogey. Today, he found nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.418 strokes approaching and 4.377 tee-to-green. The two time Tour grad, currently No. 1 for the week in scrambling, racked up seven birdies, including five in a six-hole stretch between 9 and 14. He recorded 1.500 putts per GIR and 0.924 SG: Putting with 25 total putts. May 26 - 4:25 PM

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Ted Potter's return to Augusta National Golf Club was a solid one as he posted 1-over-par 39-34=73 to set the very early clubhouse lead in the 82nd Masters.

The 34-year-old, known to some as the Wizard, displayed real magic to coax his ball round the back nine in the first three-ball of the tournament. He needed it too, having made three unanswered front nine bogeys at 3, 4 and 6, before compounding the errors with a double bogey-6 at the 11th. Staring down the barrel of a nasty opening lap, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-am champion responded in stunning style, ticking five of the next six holes: he holed from 14'0" at 12, 12'0" at 13, parred 14, from 7'0" at 15, had a kick-in clincher at 16 and completed the run with 18'0" at 17. Having achieved all that good work he somewhat ruined it by three-stabbing from 59'0" on the final green. A second appearance at ANGC for the Floridian, and an improvement on the laps of 76-73 which saw him miss the cut in 2013.
Apr 5 - 1:32 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 246 Ted Potter, Jr., a pre-tourney 300/1 outright, crafted a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to wrap on 17-under 270, good for a three-shot win over four players, including 54-hole co-leader and playing competitor Dustin Johnson, who shot 72, and improves to 1-for-1 when leading/co-leading at the three-quarter pole. UPDATE: Potter, Jr. vaults 173 spots to a career-high 73rd in OWGR and 102 places to a career-high 15th in the FedExCup standings.

The 34-year-old bags his second TOUR title in 84 career events, joining his maiden win at the 2012 Greenbrier 68 starts ago during his rookie campaign. This was his fourth AT&T, first since a missed cut in 2014, and cashes for a second time (T16/2013, 36-hole co-leader). After kicking off in 68-71 and week- and career-low 62, the two-time Tour grad began T1 with Johnson. On 12 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, he built a two-shot lead at the break, overcoming a 3-putt bogey-5 at hole 1 (from 18'10") with four circles at 2, 4, 6 and 7. From there, the Floridian coasted home with 11 straight pars and went 6-for-6 in scrambling. He posted 1.833 putts per GIR and 0.504 SG: Putting with 27 total putts. Potter, Jr. improves to 4-for-9 on the season with two top 25s (T13, RSM) and records his first top-10 finish since T6 at the 2013 Greenbrier in his title defense.
Feb 11 - 6:42 PM

Playing Monterey Peninsula CC, World No. 246 Ted Potter, Jr. fired a career- and week-low 9-under-par 32-30=62 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 14-under 201, up 21 places on the live leaderboard to solo 2nd and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Potter, Jr. is T1 with Dustin Johnson. It's his first 54-hole lead/co-lead in his 84th career TOUR start.

This was the 34-year-old's 242nd career round and eclipses a previous-best 64 shot six times, most recently at the 2013 HP Byron Nelson/R1. He was attempting to become the ninth player (10th time) to shoot a sub-60 round on TOUR, first since Adam Hadwin in R3 of the 2017 CareerBuilder, but finished bogey-bogey after being 11-under thru 16 holes on the par-71 layout. Beginning off No. 10 tee, the Floridian landed nine (of 13) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.429 putts per GIR with 25 total putts. He carded nine birdies at holes 10-13, 15, 1, 2, 4 anf 6, adding eagle-3 at 16. The two-time Tour grad is a one-time winner on TOUR in 83 career events, claiming the 2012 Greenbrier Classic during his rookie season. At the Greenbrier, he was solo 6th thru 54 holes (four back), shot 6-under 64 and won a two-man playoff over Troy Kelly.
Feb 10 - 5:43 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. cruised to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-35=66 during the opening round of this week's Farmers Insurance Open, staking his claim as the early clubhouse leader with play still in progress.

TPJ is making his first appearance at the Farmers Insurance Open since a missed cut in his 2012 debut (74-73=147). It was a much different story, this time around, keeping a clean card while circling five birdies. The highlight of the round came at the closing, par-5 18th where he chipped in from just off the green for his final birdie of the day. Before that, par-savers were crucial as he kept his card clean with three converted savers in the 6-to-14 foot range. Today's round was a bit out of the blue, given his 2-for-7 record to start the season. If this lead holds it would go in the books as his first career first-round lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR (83rd start).
Jan 25 - 5:22 PM

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

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