WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Rookie Ted Potter Jr. made a 4-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff with Troy Kelly on Sunday to win the Greenbrier Classic for his first PGA Tour victory.
Ranked 218th in the world, Potter overcame a four-stroke deficit with four holes to play, finishing with his second straight 6-under 64 to match Kelly at 16 under. Kelly closed with a 66.
Potter became the sixth first-time winner on the tour this season. He earned $1,098,000 and jumped from 173rd to 51st in the FedEx Cup standings. The 28-year-old left-hander had missed five straight cuts entering the Greenbrier Classic and his previous best finish was a tie for 13th.
Charlie Wi and rookie Charlie Beljan tied for third at 14 under. Wi shot a 65, and Beljan had a 67.
Webb Simpson lost a one-stroke lead on the back nine at the tournament for the second straight year. The U.S. Open champion made three straight bogeys, shot 73 and tied for seventh at 11 under.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Greenbrier Classic.
Simpson had his second straight bogey-free round to reach 14 under on the The Greenbrier Resort's Old White TPC course. Last year in the event, he briefly led entering the final nine holes, but faded to a tie for ninth.
Troy Kelly was second after a 62. He had hip-replacement surgery in September 2010 after being diagnosed with arthritis.
Rookie Charlie Beljan, J.B. Holmes and Ken Duke were 11 under. Beljan had a 67, Holmes a 66, and Duke a 65.
Holmes had part of his skull removed in September 2011, four months after he started having vertigo symptoms. He returned to the tour in January.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Webb Simpson's 9-under total has held up as golfers finished the rain-delayed second round of the Greenbrier Classic early Saturday.
Tiger Woods finished his round Friday at par for the tournament, missing the cut by a stroke.
Woods, who won last week at Congressional, missed a cut for only the ninth time in his PGA career.
The second round Friday was delayed by rain and later suspended because of darkness. A dozen golfers completed their rounds Saturday morning and 64 advanced to the third round.
Simpson shot a 4-under 66 Friday. He has a one-stroke lead over five others. One of them, Martin Flores, finished with a 68 on Saturday.
Among those making the cut was 62-year-old Tom Watson, the pro emeritus at The Greenbrier resort. He's at 2 under.
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Vijay Singh shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Greenbrier Classic, leaving Tiger Woods eight strokes back.
The 49-year-old Singh birdied his final four holes on The Old White TPC course. He won the last of his 34 PGA Tour titles in 2008.
Jeff Maggert, a year younger than Singh, was a stroke back at 64 along with Jonathan Byrd and Martin Flores. U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson topped a group at 65.
Woods, coming off a victory Sunday at Congressional, had a 71. He stumbled with a double bogey on the par-5 17th, driving into a hazard, taking a penalty stroke and three-putting from 20 feet.
Phil Mickelson, who missed the cut last year, also had a 71.
Defending champion Scott Stallings birdied his final three holes for a 67.
Workers and volunteers quickly responded, cleaning the course up for the arrival of PGA golf icons including Tiger Woods, Tom Watson and 2010 champion Stuart Appleby.
Woods spoke with the media Tuesday about his debut at the tournament, which has been extended at The Greenbrier through 2021.
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