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Round 4 - Ted Potter wins AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

February 11, 2018

Ted Potter got off to a hot start for the second straight day en route to a closing round of 69 to capture the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament by three strokes on Sunday.

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Potter found his groove this week in the California sunshine as he has bounced back from a broken ankle in 2014 to record just his second win on the USPGA Tour and first in five years.

Potter maintained his deft touch on Sunday to finish with a 17-under 270 total and hold off a star-studded chasing pack that included Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day of Australia.

"It is pleasing," Potter said. "I struggled when broke I my ankle. You don't know what is going to happen with your golf swing or your career. To come back from that it is unbelievable right now."

Mickelson, who shot a five-under 67, Day (70), Johnson (72) and Chez Reavie (68) finished in a tie for second at 14-under 273.

American Kevin Streelman (68) finished alone in sixth and Scott Stallings (66) was seventh at 12-under 275, five shots adrift of Potter.

Potter's only prior USPGA Tour win came at the Greenbrier Classic back in 2012. In 2014, he broke his ankle in a freak accident stepping off a curb. The injury required surgery and he has battled back since, earning his PGA Tour card via the Web.com Tour last season.

"It feels so good right now," he said. "I get my second career win after five years away from it."

Potter shot a 62 on Saturday, grabbing the solo lead with four birdies on his back nine. But it was on the front nine that he really sizzled, playing the first seven holes in seven-under par with five birdies and an eagle.

On Sunday, he drained four birdies in his first seven holes to extend his lead. That included a birdie chip from the rough on the par-three seventh hole.

His only blemish Sunday was a three-putt bogey on is first hole but after that it was smooth sailing the rest of the way.

Johnson was hoping for a victory this week to strengthen his grip on his world number one ranking.

He closed with a birdie on 18 on Sunday for his fourth of the round. Johnson, who was going for his second straight win having won by eight strokes at Kapalua to start the season, also had four bogeys and 10 pars to finish at 14-under 273 total.

"I felt like I played OK," Johnson said. "A few bad iron shots cost me. It is still a good week and finishing tied for second is not terrible."

Johnson is hoping to defend his title next week when the tour travels to Los Angeles for the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club.

"My game is in pretty good form and I have a golf course I really like playing next week," he said.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-17
68
71
62
69
270
T2
Chez Reavie
USA
-14
67
72
66
68
273
T2
Dustin Johnson
USA
-14
67
64
70
72
273
T2
Jason Day
AUS
-14
69
65
69
70
273
T2
Phil Mickelson
USA
-14
69
65
72
67
273

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Round 3 - Johnson & Potter Jr. tied at top of leaderboard

February 10, 2018

Dustin Johnson rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the 18th on Saturday to grab a share of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am lead with Ted Potter Jr., who flirted with a 59.

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World number one Johnson fired an eagle and four birdies in his two-under par 70 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of three tournaments in use for the first three rounds of the PGA Tour event.

Potter was chasing history at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula layout, where he teed off on 10 and played his first seven holes in seven under par with five birdies and an eagle.

Potter added four more birdies after the turn to seize the solo lead and take his total for the round to 11-under. He needed one more birdie to post just the 10th sub-60 round ever on the US PGA Tour.

But he closed with back-to-back bogeys to settle for a nine-under 62 and a share of the lead with Johnson on 14-under 201.

Potter's only prior US PGA Tour win came at the Greenbrier Classic back in 2012. In 2014 he broke his right ankle in a freak accident stepping off a curb. The injury required surgery and he has battled back since, earning his PGA Tour card via the Web.com Tour last season.

On Sunday he'll be in the hunt along with Johnson -- who opened 2018 with a dominant victory in the Tournament of Champions last month -- and former world number one Jason Day of Australia.

Day, winner at Torrey Pines two weeks ago, had six birdies in a three-under par 69 at Pebble Beach for a 12-under total of 203.

He was tied with Troy Merritt who signed for a 69 at Monterrey Peninsula.

World number two Jon Rahm of Spain fired a 70 at the par-72 Spyglass Hill to head a group on 204 that also included Steve Stricker (70) and Patrick Rodgers (69).

Johnson was quick out of the blocks with an eagle at the par-five second hole. After a bogey at the third, he rolled in birdies at the fourth, sixth and seventh -- where he drained a 28-footer to get to 16-under for the tournament.

But things got tougher coming in, with bogeys at 10, 12 and 17 before he regained a share of the lead with his closing birdie.

"I got off to a really good start," Johnson said. "Even played pretty well on the back nine, had a lot of good looks at some nice birdies and hit good putts that just didn't go in.

"The couple of bogeys that I made were kind of just poor. The wind was a little bit tricky and I just got on the wrong side of the holes.

"All in all," he added, "I feel good about the game. I've got a lot of confidence going into tomorrow."

Putting troubles derailed Rory McIlroy's first Pebble Beach National Pro-Am bid as the Northern Ireland star failed to make the cut.

With five birdies and five bogeys, McIlroy's even par 72 at Pebble Beach left him one-under for the tournament and outside the cutline by two strokes.

"I hit some really good shots," McIlroy said. "I just needed a few putts to fall."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Dustin Johnson
USA
-14
67
64
70
201
T1
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-14
68
71
62
201
T3
Jason Day
AUS
-12
69
65
69
203
T3
Troy Merritt
USA
-12
67
67
69
203
T5
Jon Rahm
ESP
-11
67
67
70
204
T5
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-11
70
65
69
204
T5
Steve Stricker
USA
-11
69
65
70
204
8
Chez Reavie
USA
-10
67
72
66
205
T9
Beau Hossler
USA
-9
65
67
74
206
T9
Brian Gay
USA
-9
69
69
68
206
T9
Kevin Streelman
USA
-9
65
69
72
206
T9
Phil Mickelson
USA
-9
69
65
72
206

Round 2 - Dustin Johnson fires 64 to tie for lead

February 09, 2018

World number one Dustin Johnson fired eight birdies in a seven-under par 64 on Friday to grab a share of the second-round lead alongside rookie Beau Hossler at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Johnson, playing on the par-71 Monterey Peninsula course, one of three in use for the tournament, had just one bogey as he gained ground on overnight co-leader Hossler.

Hossler, who played the par-72 Spyglass Hill, had five birdies in a five-under 67 that put him on 12-under as well.

The leading duo were two strokes in front of Julian Suri, who carded a four-under 67 at Monterey Peninsula to get to 10-under and Troy Merritt, who shot a five-under 67 at Spyglass Hill.

Johnson, who opened the year with a victory at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii last month, teed off on the 10th hole at Monterey Peninsula and birdied his first three holes. He followed his lone bogey of the day with back-to-back birdies at 16 and 17, and picked up three more birdies coming in.

"Kind of the same as yesterday," Johnson said. "I just felt like I played really solid, hit a lot of really good shots, hit a lot of good putts and it was a pretty easy day."

Johnson said he's approaching the form that saw him win three straight tournaments early last year before he fell on some stairs and hurt his back as he prepared to tee it up in the Masters.

"The game's really close," Johnson said. "I don't know if it's quite as good as it was during that stretch. That was probably some of the best golf I've played in my career, but parts of the game are just as good."

Five-time major-winner Phil Mickelson, a four-time winner in the tournament that teams amateurs from the world of big business, sports and celebrity with the pros, put himself in the mix for the weekend with a bogey-free 65 at Monterey Peninsula that left him tied for fifth on nine-under par.

"I am having fun," said the 47-year-old American, who is seeking a 43rd US PGA Tour title and his first since the 2013 British Open.

He hit nine of 13 fairways and 15 of 18 greens in regulation but said he expected a tougher challenge when he plays the par-72 Pebble Beach Golf Links on Saturday.

"I think Pebble's a little bit tougher because the greens are a little firmer and smaller," he said "But if you play well, you can birdie and score low on all three (courses)."

World number two Jon Rahm of Spain had five birdies without a bogey in his five-under par 67 at Pebble Beach on Friday. That put him alongside Mickelson in the group of six players sharing fifth place on nine-under, which also included former world number one Jason Day who posted a six-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula.

Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy, playing the tournament for the first time, was five-under for the tournament through 13 holes of the second round when disaster struck at Monterey Peninsula's driveable par-four fifth -- his 14th hole of the day.

He nearly drove the green and putted his eagle attempt to within 10 feet. But he needed four more putts from there, recording a double-bogey on the hole. He added two more bogeys on the way to a three-over 74.

He was one-under for the tournament, with work to do on Saturday to make the 54-hole cut.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Beau Hossler
USA
-12
65
67
132
T1
Dustin Johnson
USA
-12
67
64
131
T3
Julian Suri
USA
-10
66
67
133
T3
Troy Merritt
USA
-10
67
67
134
T5
Aaron Wise
USA
-9
65
69
134
T5
Jason Day
AUS
-9
69
65
134
T5
Jon Rahm
ESP
-9
67
67
134
T5
Kevin Streelman
USA
-9
65
69
134
T5
Phil Mickelson
USA
-9
69
65
134
T5
Steve Stricker
USA
-9
69
65
134

Round 1 - Streelman & Hossler take opening lead at AT&T Pro-Am

February 08, 2018

World number one Dustin Johnson got off to a hot start, but it was Kevin Streelman and Beau Hossler who shared the first-round lead on seven-under par on Thursday at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Streelman had seven birdies without a bogey in his 65 at par-72 Spyglass Hill, one of three courses in use for the tournament. Hossler nabbed seven birdies at par-72 Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Matt Kuchar and Julian Suri were in a three-way tie for third after posting matching 66s at Spyglass Hill, with Aaron Mise also getting to six-under at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula.

"Getting out first was nice," said Streelman, a two-time winner on the US PGA Tour who hit 12 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens -- and managed to get up and down at all seven of the greens he missed. "Drove it nice and put it on the greens and made a lot of putts."

Hossler, 22, said his day was "for the most part stress-free".

"I hit a lot of greens, had a lot of pretty good looks at birdie," Hossler said. "I stuck to a relatively conservative game plan but was able to get a couple of long putts to go in at the end."

Johnson, winner of the event in 2009 and 2010, birdied five of his first 11 holes at Spyglass, finishing with six birdies and a bogey in a five-under 67 that left him two shots off the lead.

The world number one, playing his first US PGA Tour event since winning the Tournament of Champions last month, played alongside defending champion Jordan Spieth, who had one birdie and one bogey in an even par 72 that left him well off the pace in a tie for 98th place.

Northern Ireland's world number eight Rory McIlroy had six birdies and two bogeys in his four-under 68 at Spyglass.

McIlroy is making his first appearance in the tournament in which celebrity and corporate executive amateurs play alongside the pros.

He teed it up with his father, Gerry McIlroy, and called the experience "awesome".

They played in a group with five-time major-winner Phil Mickelson, who made the turn two-over after three bogeys and a birdie on the front nine, but birdied five of his last eight en route to a three-under 69.

"It was a nice way to finish after not getting off to a great start," said Mickelson. "I was able to get back in it."

Celebrity participants like actor Bill Murray, ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and World Series-winning Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander give the Pro-Am it's unique, festive flavor.

But plenty of serious golf business remains, including world number two Jon Rahm's bid to overtake Johnson atop the world rankings.

Spain's Rahm played Monterey Peninsula on Thursday and birdied his last three holes to sign for a four-under par 67.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Today
R1
Total
T1
Beau Hossler
USA
-7
-7
65
65
T1
Kevin Streelman
USA
-7
-7
65
65
T3
Aaron Wise
USA
-6
-6
65
65
T3
Julian Suri
USA
-6
-6
66
66
T3
Matt Kuchar
USA
-6
-6
66
66
T6
Cameron Percy
AUS
-5
-5
66
66
T6
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
-5
67
67
T6
Dustin Johnson
USA
-5
-5
67
67
T6
Keith Mitchell
USA
-5
-5
67
67
T6
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-5
-5
66
66
T6
Paul Casey
ENG
-5
-5
67
67
T6
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-5
-5
67
67
T6
Troy Merritt
USA
-5
-5
67
67
T6
Will Zalatoris
USA
-5
-5
67
67
T6
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-5
-5
67
67

Scores

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-17
68
71
62
69
270
T2
Chez Reavie
USA
-14
67
72
66
68
273
T2
Dustin Johnson
USA
-14
67
64
70
72
273
T2
Jason Day
AUS
-14
69
65
69
70
273
T2
Phil Mickelson
USA
-14
69
65
72
67
273
6
Kevin Streelman
USA
-13
65
69
72
68
274
7
Scott Stallings
USA
-12
72
69
68
66
275
T8
Brian Gay
USA
-10
69
69
68
71
277
T8
Grayson Murray
USA
-10
74
68
69
66
277
T8
Jimmy Walker
USA
-10
68
69
73
67
277
T8
Kevin Chappell
USA
-10
73
68
69
67
277
T8
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-10
70
65
69
73
277
T8
Paul Casey
ENG
-10
67
70
70
70
277
T8
Troy Merritt
USA
-10
67
67
69
74
277
T15
Aaron Wise
USA
-9
65
69
74
70
278
T15
Brandon Harkins
USA
-9
68
71
73
66
278
T15
Russell Henley
USA
-9
68
70
70
70
278
T15
Russell Knox
SCO
-9
71
70
67
70
278
T15
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-9
71
69
68
70
278
T20
Branden Grace
RSA
-8
68
72
71
68
279
T20
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-8
71
70
69
69
279
T20
Jordan Spieth
USA
-8
72
66
70
71
279
T20
Kevin Na
USA
-8
70
68
69
72
279
T20
Ryan Armour
USA
-8
70
70
69
70
279
T20
Scott Piercy
USA
-8
71
71
67
70
279
T26
Ben Martin
USA
-7
68
75
66
71
280
T26
James Hahn
USA
-7
74
68
70
68
280
T26
Jon Rahm
ESP
-7
67
67
70
76
280
T26
K. J. Choi
KOR
-7
69
70
69
72
280
T26
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-7
69
69
70
72
280
T26
Sam Saunders
USA
-7
72
66
72
70
280
T26
Steve Stricker
USA
-7
69
65
70
76
280
T26
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-7
67
68
73
72
280
T26
William McGirt
USA
-7
73
69
66
72
280
T35
Brice Garnett
USA
-6
71
72
68
70
281
T35
Bubba Watson
USA
-6
68
71
70
72
281
T35
Chesson Hadley
USA
-6
68
74
70
69
281
T35
Chris Stroud
USA
-6
68
68
75
70
281
T35
Jason Kokrak
USA
-6
70
67
74
70
281
T35
Pat Perez
USA
-6
68
70
69
74
281
T35
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
66
72
72
71
281
T35
Peter Malnati
USA
-6
67
69
72
73
281
T43
Beau Hossler
USA
-5
65
67
74
76
282
T43
Shane Lowry
IRL
-5
67
73
68
74
282
T43
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-5
68
71
69
74
282
T43
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-5
68
72
69
73
282
T47
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-4
70
70
71
72
283
T47
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
70
68
71
74
283
T47
Eric Axley
USA
-4
69
67
74
73
283
T47
Keith Mitchell
USA
-4
67
73
72
71
283
T47
Nick Watney
USA
-4
70
69
72
72
283
T47
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-4
67
73
72
71
283
T47
Rod Pampling
AUS
-4
69
73
70
71
283
T47
Trey Mullinax
USA
-4
72
67
72
72
283
T55
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
70
69
72
73
284
T55
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-3
70
69
70
75
284
T55
Daniel Summerhays
USA
-3
70
68
70
76
284
T55
Joel Dahmen
USA
-3
71
72
69
72
284
T55
Johnson Wagner
USA
-3
73
69
69
73
284
T55
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-3
70
70
72
72
284
T55
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-3
67
74
71
72
284
T62
Derek Fathauer
USA
-2
69
72
71
73
285
T62
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-2
73
71
68
73
285
T62
Matt Kuchar
USA
-2
66
71
75
73
285
T62
Ricky Barnes
USA
-2
70
71
69
75
285
T66
Denny McCarthy
USA
-1
72
66
74
74
286
T66
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-1
69
69
72
76
286
T68
J. T. Poston
USA
Par
71
69
72
75
287
T68
Julian Suri
USA
Par
66
67
76
78
287
T68
Sam Ryder
USA
Par
73
69
67
78
287
T68
Will Zalatoris
USA
Par
67
69
73
78
287
72
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
1
68
74
68
78
288
T73
Ryan Blaum
USA
2
68
71
70
80
289
T73
Sean O'Hair
USA
2
69
70
73
77
289
75
Alex Cejka
GER
3
69
72
71
78
290
CUT
Cameron Percy
AUS
-2
66
72
75
-
213
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
-2
67
74
72
-
213
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
-2
71
69
73
-
213
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-2
67
71
75
-
213
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
-2
72
67
74
-
213
CUT
Mike Weir
CAN
-2
77
67
69
-
213
CUT
Nate Lashley
USA
-2
70
70
73
-
213
CUT
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
75
66
72
-
213
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
-2
72
68
73
-
213
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
72
74
68
-
214
CUT
Gary Woodland
USA
-1
69
72
73
-
214
CUT
George McNeill
USA
-1
70
74
70
-
214
CUT
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-1
74
70
70
-
214
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-1
68
75
71
-
214
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
-1
70
69
75
-
214
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
-1
71
72
71
-
214
CUT
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-1
68
74
72
-
214
CUT
Billy Horschel
USA
Par
71
69
75
-
215
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
Par
69
73
73
-
215
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
Par
70
71
74
-
215
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
Par
71
73
71
-
215
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
Par
71
72
72
-
215
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
73
73
69
-
215
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
Par
73
71
71
-
215
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
Par
67
74
74
-
215
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
Par
75
72
68
-
215
CUT
Zac Blair
USA
Par
69
72
74
-
215
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
1
70
73
73
-
216
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
1
68
72
76
-
216
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
1
77
68
71
-
216
CUT
Greg Chalmers
AUS
1
70
75
71
-
216
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
1
71
75
70
-
216
CUT
Lanto Griffin
USA
1
76
69
71
-
216
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
1
75
70
71
-
216
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
1
75
69
72
-
216
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
2
71
70
76
-
217
CUT
Adam Scott
AUS
2
77
70
70
-
217
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
2
73
72
72
-
217
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
2
69
72
76
-
217
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
2
68
73
76
-
217
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
2
70
76
71
-
217
CUT
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
2
71
73
73
-
217
CUT
Stuart Appleby
AUS
2
73
71
73
-
217
CUT
Brett Stegmaier
USA
3
72
71
75
-
218
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
3
68
75
75
-
218
CUT
Jerry Kelly
USA
3
72
76
70
-
218
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
3
73
77
68
-
218
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
4
70
74
75
-
219
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
4
74
70
75
-
219
CUT
Colt Knost
USA
4
76
69
74
-
219
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
4
70
74
75
-
219
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
4
71
74
74
-
219
CUT
Rick Lamb
USA
4
74
74
71
-
219
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
5
72
70
78
-
220
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
5
79
70
71
-
220
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
5
74
73
73
-
220
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
5
71
72
77
-
220
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
5
72
73
75
-
220
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
5
75
74
71
-
220
CUT
Vijay Singh
FIJ
5
75
69
76
-
220
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
6
72
74
75
-
221
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
6
71
77
73
-
221
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
6
72
74
75
-
221
CUT
Charlie Beljan
USA
7
72
74
76
-
222
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
7
75
75
72
-
222
CUT
Derek Ernst
USA
7
69
80
73
-
222
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
7
75
76
71
-
222
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
7
72
72
78
-
222
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
8
72
75
76
-
223
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
8
75
74
74
-
223
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
10
71
80
74
-
225
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
11
73
72
81
-
226
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
13
75
73
80
-
228
CUT
Ethan Tracy
USA
13
76
80
72
-
228
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
14
75
73
81
-
229
CUT
Jason Bohn
USA
14
71
79
79
-
229
CUT
Peter Jacobsen
USA
16
78
75
78
-
231
CUT
David Solomon
USA
19
74
79
81
-
234
CUT
David Duval
USA
21
79
76
81
-
236
RET
Angel Cabrera
ARG
Par
78
-
-
-
78
RET
Charley Hoffman
USA
Par
67
73
-
-
140

 

DATES: February 08-11
SITE: Pebble Beach Golf Links
PRIZE MONEY: $7,400,000

 




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