What a weekend on the PGA Tour!
In a magnificent display of golf, Cleveland Golf staffer and PGA Tour rookie Ted Potter Jr. won The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia for his first career victory! Potter, who bested fellow Cleveland Golf staffer Troy Kelly with a birdie on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff, finished regulation with an eagle on 17 and a birdie on 18 to force extra holes.
Potter was firing on all cylinders, posting scores of 69-67-64-64 to finish at 16-under par. The 28-year-old native of Ocala, Fla., led the field in putting and tied for third in fairways hit (80.4 percent) while averaging over 304 yards off the tee with his Cleveland Classic Tour Driver. He managed only four bogeys and was perfect in sand saves thanks to his Cleveland 588 Forged Wedges.
Potter has a true journeyman story, having catapulted up the ranks in the last 15 months. At the start of 2011 Potter only had status on the NGA Tour (formerly the Hooters Tour) and had to Monday Qualify for a Web.com Tour event that he would eventually go on to win. He paired that win with one other, and secured a high enough status on the Web.com Tour to make the jump to the PGA Tour this year. Not only did this win net the left-hander a check for $1,098,000 and a two-year PGA Tour exemption, it vaulted him from 167th to 42nd on the money list.
Kelly also had many highlights this week, among them a third-round 62 to tie for low score of the week honors along with Cleveland Golf staffer Charlie Beljan. The 33-year-old Kelly finished the week 11th in driving distance, averaging 314.9 yards off the tee with his Cleveland Classic 290 Driver.
One of Sunday’s most incredible moments was when Beljan holed a 58-foot flop shot for birdie on the 13h hole, providing a dramatic spinning fist pump en route to his T3 finish!
So as you can tell, it was a huge weekend for these fantastic tour professionals and all of us at Cleveland Golf!
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In The Bag This Week
Ted Potter, Jr:
Driver: Classic Tour, 10.5 degrees, Miyazaki Kusala Black 61X
3-Wood: Cleveland Composite 15 degrees, Aldila Voodoo 80X
Hybrids: Mashie 2i and 3i, Miyazaki Kusala 83X
Irons: CG1 Tour 4-PW, Dynamic Golf X100 Shafts
Wedges: 588 Forged, 54 and 60 degrees, Dynamic Gold S400
Driver: Classic 290, 10.5 degrees, Miyazaki Kusala Silver 61X
Irons: CG7 Gold Irons 5-PW
Wedges: 588 Forged, 50, 56, and 60 degrees, Dynamic Gold S400
Driver: Classic Driver, Miyazaki C. Kua 59X
Irons: 588 Forged CB Irons, 3-PW
Wedges: 588 Forged, 52, 56 and 60 degrees
Ball: Srixon Z-STAR 3 Prototype