Rory McIlroy suffered an early exit in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as Ted Potter Jr fought off stiff competition to claim his first PGA Tour title in six years, according to a report on the Independent.

Potter Jr ended the tournament in convincing fashion as he sailed to victory by three shots ahead of Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Chez Reavie and Phil Mickelson.

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It was an intriguing final few shots as 34-year-old Potter Jr was level with world number one Johnson going into the final round.

Johnson could only produce a level-par 72, whereas Potter followed his brilliant 62 on Saturday with a three-under 69.

As for McIlroy, it was an early exit from the tournament for him as he looks to get himself back into form for the remainder of the year.

Potter Jr said:

It’s just so good right now, to get my second career win after five years away from it. Going back to the masters, it will definitely be another dream come true.

This has just been a blast this week and it’s unbelievable right now.

There was some intriguing golf on show during the tournament and the last round was close until Potter Jr played some unbelievable golf to create a considerable gap between himself and his opponents.