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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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Country Club in nasty weather, of which Casey says, "That was a sh*t-hot round. I came in freezing to death having shot level par and felt okay about that. I don't think anybody saw a 62 out there." Yet Potter was little more than an after- thought heading into the final round, as world No. 1 Dustin Johnson was looking to win his second straight PGA Tour start and a resurgent Jason Day was lurking, as was the onetime prince of Pebble, Phil Mickelson. These three Hall of Fame talents boasted more than 300 combined top-10s on the PGA Tour. Potter, 35, had three. When he three-putted the first hole of the final round it seemed only a matter of time until Potter exited stage right. But he has been to hell and back on the golf course and he was not inclined to give up the ghost. Photo: Marc Howard for Monterey Peninsula Foundation 122 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 Many players were unaware of Ted Potter, Jr. until his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He had overcome a shattered ankle before his win.

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