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Potter accomplished at 17-under 270 to acquire his additional career PGA Bout achievement and his aboriginal aback the 2012 Greenbrier Classic. Afterwards adversity a burst abate in 2014 that resulted in two surgeries, Potter formed his way aback assimilate the Bout through the Web.com Bout in 2017.
With Sunday’s victory, Potter earns a two-year PGA Bout absolution and entries into the 2018 Masters, Players Championship and PGA Championship. He becoming added FedExCup credibility Sunday than he had in the accomplished three years combined.
“It’s absolutely pleasing,” an affecting Potter told CBS Sports moments afterwards borer in for par on the final hole. “It was a attempt there. Aback you breach your ankle, you don’t apperceive what’s activity to appear with your golf beat or career.
“To appear aback from that, it’s aloof astonishing appropriate now.”
Potter aggregate the advance with Dustin Johnson entering Sunday, which was the aboriginal time in Potter’s career that he had captivated or aggregate the 54-hole lead. He promptly bogeyed the aboriginal aperture to abatement a attempt abaft Johnson.
Potter rebounded with four birdies over his abutting six holes, including a chip-in from abaft the seventh blooming that gave him a two-shot cushion. He again reeled off 11 afterwards pars to abutting out the victory.
“Back from mini bout canicule and added tournaments that I’ve won in the past, aloof cartoon from accomplished adventures of acceptable golf tournaments,” Potter said aback asked how he managed to authority off some of the best players in the apple aggravating to hunt him bottomward Sunday. “If I played acute golf, I knew I was putting well. So, I beggarly hitting a lot of centermost of greens and giving myself a adventitious at birdies, those guys would accept to bolt me advancing in.”
Phil Mickelson bankrupt with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to affirmation a allotment of additional abode at 14-under.
“This has been a absolutely fun week,” Mickelson said. “I gave it a attempt there on the aback nine. It was a good, solid round, but it wasn’t abundant because Ted’s been arena so well. But it was nice to feel the fretfulness and to accomplish a brace of birdies bottomward the stretch.”
Johnson, Jason Day (70), who salvaged par on the 72nd aperture from the beach, and Chez Reavie were additionally in the accumulation at 14-under. Reavie becoming his additional afterwards runner-up accomplishment afterwards accident to Gary Woodland in a playoff at the Waste Management Phoenix Open aftermost week.
“My brawl arresting has been abiding now for a few years, it was aloof aggravating to amount out how to get the results,” Reavie told CBS afterwards a final-round 68. “Putting is actual important in that, but aloof acrimonious your spots and arena advancing at the appropriate times.
“I hit the brawl well, not absolutely as able-bodied as aftermost week, but I fabricated added putts this week. Whenever you’re authoritative putts, it’s a lot of fun.”
Johnson confused to third in the FedExCup standings, although he was aghast with cutting 70-72 over the weekend afterwards aperture with a 69-65 on Thursday and Friday.
“I attempt 2-under actuality over 36 holes, which is not too good,” Johnson said. “Especially as able-bodied as I acquainted I’m playing. All in all, still a acceptable anniversary … I would accept admired to accept put a little added burden on Ted.”
Kevin Streelman and Arizona Cardinals advanced receiver Larry Fitzgerald bedeviled the pro-am allocation of the tournament, acceptable by seven shots with a 41-under total.
NOTES: Hockey fable Wayne Gretzky, Johnson’s father-in-law and accomplice in the pro-am, withdrew on Sunday citation aback pain. … Defending best Jordan Spieth attempt a 1-under 71 on Sunday to accomplishment in a tie for 20th at 8-under. … Jon Rahm attempt a 4-over 76 on Sunday to bead into a tie for 26th at 7-under. It was Rahm’s third afterwards over-par final annular afterwards entering Sunday in contention. He attempt a 1-over 72 while arena in the final accumulation at the Phoenix Open, and a 5-over 77 in the final annular of the Farmers Insurance Open two weeks ago. … Troy Merritt triple-bogeyed the final aperture aback his third attempt got absent in a tree, but still managed a tie for eighth abode to acquire a atom in abutting week’s Genesis Open at Riviera.
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