Ted Potter Jr. holds off Dustin Johnson to claim Pebble Beach win

Apr 8 2017 Augusta GA USA Jordan Spieth walks up the 1st fairway during the third round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 8 2017 Augusta GA USA Jordan Spieth walks up the 1st fairway during the third round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Day has followed up his win at Torrey Pines with a tied-second place in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am in California, franking his surge back toward the top of the official world golf rankings.

Feb 11, 2018; Pebble Beach, CA, USA; Ted Potter Jr. walks the eighth trail during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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.

The 34-year-old threatened a sub-60 round during the third round and continued his impressive play on Sunday, posting a three-under 69 to secure a first PGA Tour victory since 2012.

After flirting with a 59 on Saturday, Potter got off to another hot start in the fourth round, birdieing four of his first seven holes.

Johnson lost a share of the lead with a tee shot that sailed over the cliff on the par-3 fifth and never caught up. Potter chipped in for birdie on No. 7 and didn't drop a shot the rest of the way.

Johnson slipped further adrift when he failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker at the eighth and missed from six feet to save par at the 11th, as Potter reached the turn two ahead.

The unheralded Potter Jr. was tied for the lead with world number one Dustin Johnson going into the final round and got off to the worst possible start with a bogey on the first hole.

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. 'I gave it a shot on the back nine - it was a good solid round.

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