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.
|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|
Tiger Woods to partner son Charlie in next month’s PNC Championship
Woods has not played since the Open Championship in July.
I want to fulfil my dreams – Adam Scott in no mood to lower expectations
Scott is seeking a third Australian PGA Championship title this week in his native Queensland.
Nicolas Colsaerts named a vice-captain for Europe’s Ryder Cup team
The Belgian joins Thomas Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari on Luke Donald’s staff.
Ireland’s Ancient East: Golf attractions alongside stunning beauty of Kildare
Ireland has a rich mix of tourist attractions across its varied and beautiful terrain.
Rory McIlroy crowned top golfer in Europe despite Jon Rahm claiming Dubai title
The Spaniard’s two-shot victory over England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Sweden’s Alex Noren was his third in six years at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Leona Maguire shoots day’s best to tie Lydia Ko in chasing LPGA’s largest prize
Maguire is chasing her second title while Ko is close to claiming her second straight LPGA Tour player of the year.
Rory McIlroy edges ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in race to be European number one
McIlroy’s third round of 65 at the DP World Tour Championship put him back ahead of his rival in the rankings.
Lydia Ko firms lead for biggest prize in women’s golf history at LPGA finale
The 25-year-old turned a one-shot lead into a five-shot edge as she chased down the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.
Matt Fitzpatrick leading race to become European number one
Rory McIlroy gave the Yorkshireman something to think about with a late blitz.
Lydia Ko in the lead for largest prize in women’s golf history at LPGA finale
The 25-year-old finished seven-under 65 in her bid to win the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.