Potter adds Nationwide status to cult status


Call him a cult hero. Call him a mythical figure. And now you can call Ted Potter, Jr. a full-time Nationwide Tour member.

Last week, he Monday qualified for the South Georgia Classic, then went on to set a tournament scoring record six days later. The result was that the owner of seven career Hooters Tour victories – including two this season – earned a sudden call up from Double-A ball to Triple-A.

And he couldn’t be happier.

A native of Ocala, Fla., Potter is a man of few words, but couldn’t hide his elation during a subsequent phone call to discuss his recent run of fortune.

“There are a lot of great players out there,” he said. “I feel like I’m one of them.”

Potter is now one step closer to joining many of those players and achieving his ultimate goal – reaching the PGA Tour. He may be able to get there without Q-School, too. Five events into the Nationwide season, he is now fourth on a money list that will see the top 25 earn a big-league promotion.

Not bad for a guy who prior to last week’s win owned just six made cuts in 56 career starts on the developmental circuit.

Potter may be the classic all-or-nothing player, but the mythical figure is coming to life in a big-time way.