The week at Pebble is over, and as always the Pro-Am Jam was electric. It’s hard to be amazed by Pebble’s views every year, but year in and year out I am. Every hole has a view that is perfection. The 18th is iconic, and the par 3 7th is best in the world. No doubt a bucket list course, and especially with the weather at Pebble this week. In other related news same week, but unfortunately not a different story in the golfing world. The coverage gap remains the same. I’m stuck on Saturday and Sunday’s watching 74 fouls in the last minute of college basketball games. Absolutely ridiculous.
Ted Potter Jr.'s last appearance in the final pairing on a Sunday was the 2011 Sodoba Golf Classic on the @WebDotComTour.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) February 11, 2018
The Potter was in full force today, and no I am not talking Harry. Came out of nowhere, and I mean nowhere. At one point in his career he couldn’t crack a score under 70, and I am not joking. Just goes to show that at any point on tour, can be a life changing moment. A victory at Pebble opens the door for Potter like never before. Two years exempt status on tour, invite to The Masters, and a hefty paycheck. The Potter will soak this one in, and I am sure it feels like a surreal moment.
Weekend Round Up
In case you haven’t heard there was a “local hero” Julio Bell on the Web.com Tour who shot a whopping 93 / 105. Not a misprint. The scorecard was just as brutal as the golf shots. An all timer here. Still amazes me each week the Web events allow these people to play. And no, if your thinking this was the only week issues like this occur, it is not. There is always dope’s on the Web events who get “exempt”, and shoot +20 over. Feel bad for the players who tee’d it up with Mr. Julio, and somehow those players made the cut. Pretty remarkable if you ask me. Below is a twitter exchange between myself, and Jimmy Stanger. A player who was paired with Julio Thursday and Friday.
He was kind, played pretty fast, and stayed relatively out of the way. We did have a seizable crowd who clapped every time he hit the golf ball. Otherwise, I would say he hit some shots a guy who shoots 105 would hit.— Jimmy Stanger (@jimmy_stanger) February 11, 2018