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Rookie Potter set to make Open debut

Updated: July 13, 2012, 4:11 PM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

When Ted Potter Jr. was a boy, he played golf games with his father, Ted Sr., around their Ocala, Fla., home. Ted Jr. would use a cut-down club to hit Wiffle balls down the hallway, through a doorway and onto a bed. Out in the yard, the boy learned to hit a sand wedge shot from the side of a slope back over his shoulder, like he had seen Phil Mickelson do on TV.

Ted Sr. had been a body man, a trade he learned growing up around his Uncle Bud's body shop in South Jersey. But he took a ...

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