Potter holds off golf’s biggest names, Rory’s so-so return and Spieth survives comedian’s skulled shot

Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Feb. 12. Potter takes down big names at Pebble In a week often for its celebrity and star power, it was a 34-year-old journeyman that walked away the winner. Despite the pursuit of some of the biggest names in golf, Ted Potter, Jr. was steadfast and surgical on his way to a three-under 69 on Sunday, good

World record time in Wii Sports Resort Golf brings out the best of speedrunning (corrected)

Wii Sports Resort Golf ordinarily wouldn’t be a top-of-mind game for thrilling speedruns — but it is to me now, in the details of the world record set last night by an up-and-comer to the competitive landscape. First, congratulations to Alaskaxp2, who joined speedrun.com 8 months ago, set his first No. 1 time a month after that, and 10 more since across four Wii games. His 12:21.14 in golf last night took down a four-day old record set by Darbian, a very well known speedrunner who is the reigning (and two-time) record-holder for Super Mario Bros., any percent, and a

Golf – Unharried Potter beats big names for surprise Pebble Beach win

(Reuters) – Ted Potter, Jr. kept his cool as he outplayed some of the game’s biggest names to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots in California on Sunday. Few gave Potter, ranked 246th in the world, a chance as he started the final round tied for the lead with world number one Dustin Johnson, and a bogey at the first seemed to suggest the stocky left-hander was destined to fall short. But he stormed back with four birdies in the next six holes, punctuated by a 20-foot chip-in at the par-three seventh, to jump clear and was never

Golf roundup: Ted Potter outplays Dustin Johnson and wins Pebble Beach

Langer also shot 70. Tied for the lead after Calcavecchia’s bogey on 16, Langer fell back on the par-4 17th when he left a 4-foot par putt to the right. The German star also bogeyed the par-5 18th, driving to the right into pine straw and wood chips and finding two bunkers before reaching the green. SOURCE: GoogleNews Related Posts:Alligator, python battle on Fiddler’s Creek…Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for golf’s…My Shot: Zac BlairWhat’s driving the remarkable resurgence of…

This Week In Golf Biz: A Masters Champagne Jet Trip, GOLF.com Sells to Milstein, Romo To PGA Tour

CHAMPAGNE, A PRIVATE JET AND THE MASTERS The large oak tree behind the clubhouse at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) JetSmarter, the top app for private jet travel, is partnering with Dom Perignon to offer golf fans a chance to be part of a unique experience created for the final day of the 2018 Masters Tournament. Through the partnership, JetSmarter members can take part in a shared charter flight to Augusta, Georgia, from the private jet lounge in Palm Beach, Florida, on the morning of Sunday, April 8th. Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 will be served during

Letter: Don’t prioritize golf course over a community center

In spite of the fact that the city has spent $621,756 last year subsidizing Los Lagos Golf Course as well as carrying a “debt service” of $1.5-1.7 million annually, the San Jose City Council voted to “come back within a year and a half to discuss other options to pay off the debt.” Angel Rios, the director of San Jose Parks and Recreation said, “‘We’ve heard loud and clear from our golf community that this is a asset they’d like to maintain.” I would like to say “loud and clear” that the golf community should not be a priority to

Thailand’s Aphibarnrat wins World Super 6 golf title

PERTH, Australia (AP) Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the World Super 6 Perth golf title, beating Australian James Nitties 2 and 1 in Sunday’s matchplay final. Aphibarnrat worked his way through three rounds of strokeplay over the first three days and a series of six-hole knockout matches Sunday to reach the final. The field was reduced to the top 65 players after 36 holes and 24 players after 54 holes. Defending champion Brett Rumsford and former world No. 1 Lee Westwood were among those who failed to qualify for the matchplay rounds. Aphibarnrat beat Australian Ben Eccles 1 up and

More than 150 register to golf, drink on a frozen Crystal Lake during Chili Open Golf Classic

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Rory McIlroy finds the upside after missing the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Warren Little Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – His first visit to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am wasn’t a total loss. Rory McIlroy spent some quality time with his father, played three stellar American golf courses and soaked up some of the most gorgeous weather in memory in an event famous for its climatic conniptions. Forgettable was his golf game, and then mostly just his putting. McIlroy wasted countless scoring opportunities with a raw display of the doldrums, and failed to make the cut. A one-under

Women’s Golf Finishes Third at FSU Match Up; Ties Career Mark

Final Day Results pdf Feb. 10, 2018 Tallahassee, Fla. – Coastal Carolina women’s golf team shot a 287 on the final day of the Florida State Match Up to finish tied for third with a three-day total nine-under 855 (284-284-287). The nine-under that was posted ties the best three-day, 54 hole score in the history of the program. CCU also shot a nine-under 855 at the Pinehurst Challenge back in October of last season. Malene Krolboll Hansen paced the Chants efforts with a seven-under 209 (69-70-70) and finished third in the event. Marie Lunackova had one of her best events

11 Extremely Emotional Moments That Will Make Soccer Fans Out Of All Of Us

What a beautiful, beautiful game.

That time a young Syrian refugee and his family got to sit the stands to watch a soccer game for the first time:

That time a young Syrian refugee and his family got to sit the stands to watch a soccer game for the first time:

In September 2015, the Santos football team in Brazil hosted a visit from 100 Syrian refugees, including 9-year-old Malek (link in Portuguese, but the pics are pretty darling all on their own tbh).

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And that time when a young Brazilian soccer fan won us over with his homemade jersey, too…

And that time when a young Brazilian soccer fan won us over with his homemade jersey, too...

Twelve-year-old Jonathan Denner couldn't afford to buy a jersey, so he made his own in order to show his support for the Cruzeiro team and went viral (link in Portuguese).

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…And got invited to visit the team’s training center.

...And got invited to visit the team's training center.

Denner got to meet some of his favorite players, and of course, he also received an official jersey from the team (link in Portuguese).

Twitter: @Cruzeiro

That time in the 2016 South American Football Championship when James Marcelin scored Haiti’s first goal against Brazil, making him a national hero — especially poignant since he had been a survivor of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake.

That time in the 2016 South American Football Championship when James Marcelin scored Haiti's first goal against Brazil, making him a national hero — especially poignant since he had been a survivor of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Even though Haiti ended up losing the game 7 to 1, Marcelin's goal became an incredible source of inspiration (link in Portuguese), especially for the kids in his home country.

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That time this young Portuguese fan showed sportsmanship toward a French fan after the 2016 Euro Cup.

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Portugal had defeated France 1-0, but omg, this little buddy was the real MVP.

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That time when a fan of the Aimoré Sports Club in Brazil wrote in to ask for a jersey, and added that he didn’t mind if it was stained or torn:

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The team's uniform manager was moved by the letter and set up a meeting with who he thought would be a little boy — but instead, the letter writer turned out to simply be a 33-year-old super fan.

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That time at the 2014 World Cup, when Serey Dié, a midfielder for the Ivory Coast national team, was moved to tears by his country’s national anthem.

That time at the 2014 World Cup, when Serey Dié, a midfielder for the Ivory Coast national team, was moved to tears by his country's national anthem.

Later in an interview, Dié explained that he never thought he'd play for his country — and had also been thinking of his father, who died ten years beforehand.

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That time this fan showed us the true meaning of dedication:

That time this fan showed us the true meaning of dedication:

The 47-year-old Brazilian retiree Jairton da Rocha, though unable to walk, has become a familiar face at his favorite team's games throughout the year (link in Portuguese).

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That time this fan gave his extra ticket to a man collecting cans outside the stadium, and invited him inside to watch a match for the first time:

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Honestly, soccer fandom >>>

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And finally, that time this fan decided to “put his heart to the test” after heart surgery by going to a game:

And finally, that time this fan decided to "put his heart to the test" after heart surgery by going to a game:

He'd literally had heart surgery EIGHT days (link in Portuguese) before the game. What a champ!

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