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Mashup: Wrapping Up The Weekend

Tom Potter Jr shot a final-round 3-under 69 to capture the 2018 Pebble Beach Pro-Am title.

Wait. What!? His name’s Ted? Oh.

Ted Potter Jr, the little-known golfer, who on Sunday morning was given exactly no chance to survive the final round, was holding the trophy late on Sunday as the sun set along the Monterrey Peninsula.

It was the second career PGA Tour win for the veteran Floridian, who even looks like the proverbial “journeyman.”

Meanwhile, over in Australia, Kiradech Aphibarnrat defeated James Nitties 2 and 1 in Sunday’s final match to capture the 2018 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

With that, let’s take a look at some of the sights and scores from the weekend on the two major tours.


POTTER AND APHIBARNRAT MOVE UP

The two winners this weekend, Tom (er Ted) Potter Jr and Kiradech Aphibarnrat, rocketed up the list in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Potter moved from No. 246 to 73 following his second career win. It’s the highest ranking ever for the 34-year old Potter.

Aphibarnrat, who captured his fourth European Tour title, went from No. 53 to 37, comfortably inside the top 50 to qualify for the World Golf Championships.


AROUND THE TOURS

AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM

1 Ted Potter, Jr. -17
T2 Phil Mickelson -14
T2 Chez Reavie -14
T2 Jason Day -14
T2 Dustin Johnson -14
6 Kevin Streelman -13
7 Scott Stallings -12
T8 Jimmy Walker -11
T8 Kevin Chappell -11
T8 Grayson Murray -11
T8 Paul Casey -11
T8 Brian Gay -11
T8 Patrick Rodgers -11
T8 Troy Merritt -11


ISPS HANDA WORLD SUPER 6 PERTH

Kiradech Aphibarnrat defeated:
1. Ben Eccles 1 up (Round 1)
2. Yusaku Miyazato 1 up* (Round 2)
3. Sean Crocker 1 up* (Quarterfinal)
4. Lucas Herbert 1 up (Semifinal)
5. James Nitties 2 and 1 (Final)
* Required Shootout


PHOTO: HELLO FRIENDS

Jim Nantz, a resident of Pebble Beach, and its unofficial mayor, was on hand to work for CBS Sports.

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SLIDESHOW: THE GREAT ONE

Wayne Gretzky joined his (not yet) son-in-law Dustin Johnson as his amateur partner at Pebble Beach.

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VIDEO: AVOIDING THE ROUGH

A kangaroo hops along the fairway at Lake Karrinyup Country Club during the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth but stops just before the rough (and rope).

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Credits: PGA Tour Media, European Tour Media, Getty Images


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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