Ted Potter, Jr.
Ted Potter, Jr.
35-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
For four days in February, Potter Jr. was the best golfer on the planet. No, he wasn't ranked No. 1 in the world, and, no, he wasn't atop the FedEx points list, but he stared down Dustin Johnson, at Pebble Beach and said, "not today my friend." Well, those might not have been his exact words, but he did kick the daylights out of everyone in the field that week. Potter Jr. proved he could play with anyone, when his game was right, but unfortunately, his game wasn't right too often after that week in February. His season was indicative of his career to this point. He's had severe highs and lows. He won as a rookie in 2012, but lost his card just two years later. This is Potter Jr., you never know what you are going to get. As such, he's obviously not a great salary cap candidate as there's just no consistency what so ever. Read Past Outlooks
Stellar iron play at Waialae
January 14, 2019
Potter carded a two-under 68 in the final round of the Sony Open to finish in a tie for 13th place.
A triple-bogey at the par-4 13th hole on Sunday derailed what should have been a top-10. Potter's iron play was spectacular this week, ranking first in SG: Approach and second in greens hit in regulation. He was negative in both SG: Around and SG: Putting, however. This is the second top-15 finish in six starts this season for the 35-year-old. Potter is not in the field for the Desert Classic next week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The 33-year-old veteran was unable to establish himself during his first three years on the PGA Tour from 2012-2014, missing 38 of 71 cuts during that span. He missed just 6 of 21 cuts on the Web.com Tour in 2017, however, while 12 top-25s and a pair of runner-ups vaulted him to 14th on the regular season money list. Potter also finished T37 at the Greenbrier Classic in July, but shouldn't pose much season-long fantasy relevance at this stage of his career.
Potter Jr. has been the typical hit or miss guy for the entirety of his two years on the PGA Tour. In his first season, Potter Jr. made just over 50% of his cuts, but he also won. Last year he made the cut exactly half the time, but failed to win. Instead he earned two well-placed top-10s. Potter Jr. is too inconsistent to risk a salary cap spot on this year. In draft leagues he's worth a look because he's won on the PGA Tour, but very late.
Heading into July last year, Potter had a one-way ticket to Q-School ready to purchase, then it all changed. Potter spent the first half of the season missing more cuts than he made and his rookie year appeared to be heading nowhere. Then a trip to the Greenbrier Classic changed everything. With his win there, Potter didn't have to worry about securing his card anymore, and that ticket to Q-School, well, he didn't need that, either. The disappointing part of Potter's season was what he did, or failed to do, outside that win. He didn't show much of anything for the majority of the season, which makes him a poor choice in salary cap leagues this season. In draft leagues, he should go in the 10th round or later.
Much like another southpaw that we all know and love, Bubba Watson, Ted Potter Jr. is also gaining access to the PGA Tour via his fine performance on the Nationwide Tour, but that's where the comparisons end. Potter ranked 89th on the Nationwide Tour in driving distance, which makes his runner-up finish on the money list even more impressive. Potter gets around the course by hitting greens and putting well, and that's a formula that translate to any level of golf.
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T27 at TOC
January 7, 2019
Potter closed with a one-under 72 on Sunday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions to finish one-under and tied for 27th.
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Recovers well after poor opening round
October 22, 2018
Potter fought back into a tie for 14th place at the CJ Cup that he closed out with a two-under 70 in the final round.
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T54 finish at CIMB Classic
October 16, 2018
Potter settled for an even-par 72 in the final round of the CIMB Classic to finish in a tie for 54th place.
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T48 at WGC event
August 7, 2018
Potter faltered on the weekend and ended up in a tie for 48th place when it was all said and done at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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Fourth top-25 of season
July 2, 2018
Potter carded a final round one-under 69 to finish in a tie for 23rd place at the Quicken Loans National on Sunday.
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