With perennial contenders like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson missing the cut at the Greenbrier, the opportunity was there for an upstart.
But even among upstarts, Ted Potter Jr. had to be a longshot. He hadn't even managed a single top-10 finish on the PGA Tour and his world ranking didn't crack the top 200.
Potter overcame a four-stroke deficit in the final round and won. The victory gave him entry into the British Open and next year's Masters.
Not bad for a guy who was in golf's version of the Double-A less than two years ago.