Potter rallies at Greenbrier for first PGA win

Tiger Woods couldn’t make the cut. Neither could Phil Mickelson. The most competitive players at the third annual Greenbrier Classic tournament were players without wins on the PGA tour.
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Ted Potter, Jr., who was a member of the Nationwide Tour only two years ago, rallied from four strokes down with four to play to defeat Troy Kelly on the third playoff hole after both golfers had finished the regulation 72 holes in 16-under par.

Ted Potter, Jr. rallied late to tie Troy Kelly in the Greenbrier Classic. Potter won his first PGA tournament in a playoff.

The win was the first on tour for Potter, Jr. Kelly was likewise winless on the PGA tour coming to the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC Course at the Greenbrier Resort.

Potter’s late fourth-round move helped him finish with a six-under 64 on Sunday. Kelly shot a last-round 66, but lost a lead on the last two holes. Both players finished with tournament scores of 264. Potter, Jr. took home the winner’s share of $1,098,000 while Kelly earned $658,000 for second.

Woods had rounds of 71 and 68 and his one-under total was not good enough to make the cut. Mickelson completed his two rounds at one-over and also missed the cut.

Compartively unknown Charlie Beljan was tied for third at 14-under with Charlie Wi.

Daniel Summerhays was alone in fifth at 13-under. Martin Flores was sixth at 12-under.

Webb Simpson, the 2012 U. S. Open champion, was the leader by two strokes going into Sunday’s final round. Paired with Kelly in the final twosome, Simpson held the lead until he faltered badly on the last six holes. Simpson finished in a five-way tie for seventh with a 269 total or 11-under.

Veteran John Daly carded a final round 65 (five under) to give him his best PGA finish in a number of years. Daly was at 10-under 270 at the close of his four rounds. Daly earned a check for $119,560, his finest PGA payday in years.

First-round leader Vijah Singh, who had posted a 63 on Thursday, followed his seven-under round with scores of 74, 68, 69 to finish with a 274 total or six-under. He was tied for 33rd place.

Other notables and their scores were Tom Watson (+4), Hunter Haas (+1), defending champion Scott Stallings (-2), Keegan Bradley (-4), Dustin Johnson (-6), Steve Stricker (-8), and Kevin Na (-11).[/cleeng_content]

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