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After sinking a 4-foot birdie putt on the third hole to beat Troy Kelly in the playoff for the 2012 Greenbrier Classic, Ted Potter, Jr. clinched not only his first PGA Tour victory, but also a chance to win a green jacket next year at Augusta National.
Potter said that winning a spot in the Masters has always been a dream of his, but the win alone was spectacular.
The lefty advanced to the PGA tour this year after placing second on the Nationwide Tour money list; however, Potter missed five straight cuts before playing in the Greenbrier Classic.
Potter’s luck has definitely changed for the better, as he jumped from No. 173 to No. 51 in the FedExCup standings.
Potter is extremely consistent hitting 80.4 percent of his fairways, and with great pressure play as well, he should be more consistent in winning tournaments now too—or at least not missing the cut.
With Potter’s win, he became the sixth first-time winner on the tour this season, proving that there is definitely a new generation of star golfers on the rise.
Potter also won the chance to play in the British Open, which starts next week, so keep an eye out for America’s latest rising star across the pond.