Jeff Overton


The 27-year-old from Indiana is yet to win on the PGA Tour but in 2010 he has learned how to knock on the door. Second at the Zurich Classic in April, he repeated the trick in May’s Byron Nelson Championship and when he held a 54-hole three-shot lead in the Greenbrier Classic he must have thought he could claim that elusive maiden title. Alas, despite shooting a final round 67 he was overtaken by an inspired 59 from Stuart Appleby. In addition to those three efforts he has added another three top tens this year and also posted his finest major championship effort with a tie for 11th at the Open Championship (he has a good Open record having been 13th in 2009). One thing we can be sure of – if the weather in Wales is as mucky as some are forecasting Overton will not be bowed. He has a fine record in poor weather and admitted after that 11th at St Andrews that, “although I don’t like bad weather, I can play well in it if I have to.” Although a Ryder Cup debutant he was a winner of two team events in 2005, defeating GB&I in the Walker Cup and Europe in the annual Palmer Cup (a clash between college golfers from Europe and the USA). Indeed, he holed the winning putt in the Walker Cup.

Date Tournament Position
5th Sep Deutsche Bank Championship MC
29th Aug The Barclays 56
15th Aug PGA Championship 71
26th Sep Tour Championship 29
12th Sep BMW Championship 57