Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Ted Potter Jr wins second PGA Tour title

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Ted Potter Jr. outplayed the world's No. 1 player and held off everyone else to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National for his first victory since a broken ankle almost ended his career.

Overnight co-leader Johnson made four bogeys in his even-par 72 to blow his chances for an 18th PGA Tour title and ended tied for second with fellow Americans Phil Mickelson and Chez Reavie and Australian Jason Day on 14-under.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Ted Potter Jr. outplayed the world's No. 1 player and held off everyone else to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National for his first victory since a broken ankle almost ended his career.

After a bogey at the third, he rolled in birdies at the fourth, sixth and seventh - where he drained a 28-footer to get to 16-under for the tournament. I'm hitting it as well as I have done in a long time'.

Johnson's hopes faded with a missed par-save from seven feet at the 15th, as Potter produced a string of impressive pars along a blemish-free back nine before closing victory with a two-putt par.

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That injury kept him out of golf for two years and then back to the secondary tour a year ago.

"It's just so good right now, to get my second career win after five years away from it". Johnson was quick out of the blocks with an eagle at the par-five second hole. Next week he'll defend his title at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera.

Mickelson mounted somewhat of a final day challenge in shooting 67 to set a clubhouse target at 14 under but Potter was never faltering. Mickelson, searching for his first win since 2013, has now finished in the top five in two straight events. Merritt improves to 4-for-9 on the season with his first top-50 finish and nets his first top 10 since T8 at the Travelers last June.

Seven players tied for eighth at 10-under 277, including 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am victor Jimmy Walker, who posted a final round five-under 67 to finish inside the top 10 for just the second time in his last 26 starts.

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