Potter's Predicament: Traveling Plans for Canadian Open or BMW Charity Pro-Am?
Monday, June 6, 2022

    Ted Potter was facing an intriguing predicament this week that must cause scheduling problems for many players who are on the bubble on various tours.

    Ted has entered the Korn Ferry Tour's $750,000 BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greer, South Carolina, and is in the field. He has also entered the Canadian Open, and as of this morning, was the third alternate behind Kevin Stadler and ex-Gator Matt Every. Three weeks ago, Ted entered the NV5 Invitational and on Monday morning was the first alternate; by afternoon, an early defection moved him into the field. He finished in a tie for 27th and collected $5,573.

    Third on the alternate list becomes a real coin toss; he may or may not get in, and it definitely causes scheduling snafus - an auto or plane ride to the Thornblade Club in Greer or the long plane ride across the northern border. Several years ago, it was at the Canadian Open that Ted broke his ankle and spent many months on the injured list. He's currently 165th on the Korn Ferry money list with earnings of just $8,498 in four events and would welcome a high finish at either event. 

    UPDATE NO. 1 - Around noon today, Teddy found out that Stadler was out, Every was now No. 1, and he was up to No. 2, with three days remaining for further activity.

    UPDATE NO. 2 - However, by early evening, Every was in and Ted again became the No. 1 alternate. That causes even more problems, especially if he's still No. 1 on Wednesday. Then what does he do?

ROWLAND STILL STRUGGLING - Roger Rowland's woes on the Champions Tour continued at the Principal Charity Championship in Des Moines. Roger soared to a final-round 37-41-78 and wound up tied for 77th and last in the field with 74-71-78-223, 7 over par. He earned a minute check of $962, raising his total to $15,248. This week, he's slated for the $2.4 million American Family Insurance Championship at the University Ridge Golf Club in Madison, Wisconsin. 

    Gators Mark Calcavecchia, Chris DiMarco and Scott Dunlap are also in the field.   



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