To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.
2013 PREVIEW: After posting just one top-10 and only one other finish among the top 25, Ted Potter Jr. will probably take a hard look at his performance stats during the offseason. He was fairly accurate off the tee but didn’t parlay that into opportunities — he ranked 142nd in greens in regulation, 170th in snad save percentage and 132nd in scrambling.
2012 DEFINING MOMENT: If you’re going to post just one top-10, you might as well make it a victory. The rookie made up a four-stroke deficit on Sunday at The Greenbrier Classic with a 64 that included a birdie-eagle finish and left him tied with Troy Kelly. A birdie on the third playoff hole then gave Potter his first TOUR win. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: You have to rank his win as one of the pleasant surprises of the season. Against a field that included Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, Potter won a playoff at the Greenbrier Classic after missing the five previous cuts. He did not finish inside the top 50 in any of the remaining tournaments but is headed to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. I don’t think of his win as a fluke and expect a solid year out of the wizard in 2013.– Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio
BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: He’s a walking validation that winning breeds winning. After four victories in a 39-day period on the Hooters Tour in early 2011, he added two on the Web.com Tour to earn his PGA TOUR card, and then won as a rookie in a playoff at The Greenbrier Classic in 2012. However, that title was his only top 10 of the year (and one of only two top 25s). Furthermore, he failed to back it up with a top-55 finish in any of his last nine starts. Will he win another title in 2013 or finish outside the top 150 on the money list? Tough to say right now. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert
2012 QUICK REVIEW
|Regular Season ranking
|Final Playoffs ranking
|Best finishes||1st||The Greenbrier Classic|
|By the NumbersStarts: 25||TOUR rankingDriving distance: 148th|
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