Ted Potter Jr. wins the Greenbrier Classic
By mustang6560 on 7/9/12
The next time you find yourself midway through a disappointing round and you're ready to give up, I want you to ask yourself, What would Ted Potter Jr. do?
After learning the game without the benefit of formal lessons or a country club lifestyle -- Potter's dad was a golf-course maintenance worker and his mom a Walmart employee -- Potter dominated the Hooters Tour, where he won 14 times, was twice Player of the Year, and racked up $650,000 in earnings, an unusually high amount for a mini tour.

In his first season on the Tour in 2004 (then known as the Nationwide Tour), however, Potter missed every single cut, a not-so-perfect 24-for-24, which meant it was back to the minors.

He'd have to wait three years to get back to that level, and when he did, he didn't fare much better. Potter missed 15 of 20 cuts in 2007.

Those results are enough to lead to a career change. But what was Potter going to do? Golf is in his blood, or at least in his sweat after all those years of toil.
If you made it this far through the post and you aren't sure what Ted Potter Jr. would do, allow me to explain. His motto is, Keep on keeping on.

The 28-year-old rookie is to golf what Rudy is to college football. Despite all of the set backs - he missed every single cut on the Web. com Tour in 2004 (every single cut!) - Ted Potter Jr. did not give up (just like Rudy did to make the Notre Dame football team). Can you imagine what missing cut for an entire season would do to your confidence? But, Ted Potter Jr. did not let that stop him from pursuing his dream of reaching the PGA Tour.

So the next time you're about to mentally check out from your round, remember to ask yourself, What would Ted Potter Jr. do?

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