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

Apr 8 2017 Augusta GA USA Jordan Spieth walks up the 1st fairway during the third round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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He recovered well though, firing four birdies on the front nine and then 11 pars to finish at 17-under par.

"I struck the ball well and hit a lot of my targets", said Potter, who had never been in the lead or tied for the lead entering the final round of a PGA Tour event.

"I made a few good birdies coming down the stretch there to feel the nerves again", Mickelson said.

Potter started the final round on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) tied with Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world for the past year.

He stepped off a curb in Canada in August 2014 and broke his ankle, keeping him out of golf for two years and then back to the minor leagues a year ago. You don't know what is going to happen with your golf swing or your career. Tied for the lead after Calcavecchia's bogey on 16, Langer fell back on the par-4 17th when he left a 4-foot par putt to the right. Johnson completes one full year at No. 1 in the world next week.

It was another disappointment for Johnson going into the final round. He's now won five out of 12 times when he took at least a share of the 54-hole lead into the final round.


The world No 246 claimed the outright lead for the first time when Johnson found water off the fifth tee on his way to a bogey, before the pair exchanged two-putt birdies at the par-five sixth. That included a birdie chip from the rough on the par-three seventh hole. Needing an eagle to have any chance, his approach to the 18th was a few yards short and found a bunker.

"All in all, still a good week, you know, T-two I guess is not awful, but I would have liked to put a little bit more pressure on Ted today", Johnson said.

"My game is in pretty good form and I have a golf course I really like playing next week", he said. "I'd like to have put a little more pressure on Ted". He failed to get up and down.

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. "Unfortunately, it's not enough, but it was a great week, a lot of fun, flawless weather and really had a great time".

"I gave it a shot there on the back nine and it was a good, solid round". With back-to-back runner-up finishes, Reavie goes to No. 43 in the world. Potter's winnings Sunday also represented about 50 percent of his previous PGA Tour winnings in 83 career events.

Kevin Streelman and Larry Fitzgerald won the Pro-Am championship by a margin of seven strokes with a total of 41-under.

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