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Jeff Overton

  • Birthplace: Evansville, IN
  • Residence: Bloomington, IN
  • Birth Date: May 28, 1983
  • height: 6-4
  • Turned Pro: 2005

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2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$947,034 (71)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

8-- Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular. T9-- The Honda Classic. T10-- St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 3, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

PGA TOUR Highlights

T10 at the St. Jude Classic after a final-round 66 at TPC Southwind.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- Wyndham Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Made last eight cuts of the season, including two top-10s, to secure his card for 2009. Also overcame appendicitis to continue with fully exempt status...Collected his first top-10 of the season with a T9 finish at the AT&T National. He shared the 36-hole lead with Tom Pernice, Jr., then posted rounds of 71-70 to finish T9. It was his first top-10 since the last event of 2007...After missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship, was 144th on the money list and proceeded to earn more than half of his season earnings in the next eight starts...Finished T10 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship and fifth at the Valero Texas Open in consecutive weeks in early October to move into the top 125 on the money list...Underwent an emergency appendectomy on Oct. 21 at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. After playing nine holes at Grayhawk GC in preparation for the Frys.com Open, checked with medical personnel, who suggested he see a doctor and he was operated on that night. Ranked 122nd on the PGA TOUR money list at the time and fell to 126th...Returned to action the following week at the Ginn sur Mer Classic, where he finished T18 and was ranked 125th entering the final event of the season...His T21 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Walmart put him at 118th on the money list to end the season.

Career Highlights

2007: In only fifth start of the season, a final-round 66 led to a T10 finish at the Stanford St. Jude Championship...Topped that finish in mid-August at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC with a T2. Shared the second-round lead and held a three-stroke lead entering the final round. Brandt Snedeker's final-round 63 won the event at Forest Oaks CC, but Overton finished T2 with Tim Petrovic and Billy Mayfair. Finish moved him from 165th to 109th in the FedExCup standings and into the following week's PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup at The Barclays...Ended the year on a high note, finishing T6 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Walmart and moved up 18 spots on the money list to No. 99. His check for $154,100 pushed him over the $1-million mark for the first time in his career, making him the last of a TOUR-record 99 players to top that number in a single season. 2006: Posted two top-10s in 29 starts as a rookie and finished 136th on the money list...Posted a double eagle on No. 18 at Westchester CC during the Barclays Classic as he holed a fairway wood from 239 yards after a 294-yard drive. It was the fourth in tournament history and the third of the season...First career top-10 came in 16th start, a T10 at the John Deere Classic...Second top-10 was a T9 at the 84 LUMBER Classic, moving into the top 125 on the money list at No. 123. 2005: Earned initial TOUR card by finishing T13 at the 2005 Qualifying Tournament. Made it through all three stages in first attempt at Q-School...Missed cut in his only TOUR start at the Buick Championship...Made cut in all three starts on the Nationwide Tour, including career-best T19 finish at the Gila River Golf Classic. Amateur: Second-team All-American in 2004-05. Big Ten Player of the Year in 2004-05. 2005 Big Ten champion. All-Big Ten first team 2002, 2004-05. Winner of eight individual collegiate tournaments...Member of winning 2005 Palmer and Walker Cup teams. Secured the winning point in singles with a two-putt par on the 18th hole to recapture the Walker Cup for the U.S...Walker Cup teammates J.B. Holmes and Nicholas Thompson also earned TOUR cards via the Qualifying Tournament...Won the Les Bolstad Award for Big Ten low season stroke average in 2004-05.

Personal

Got started playing golf in middle school...Parents are school teachers who taught him the value of hard work.

Other Information

Posted two top-10s in 29 starts in rookie PGA TOUR campaign and finished 136th on money list. Posted a double eagle on No. 18 at Westchester CC during the Barclays Classic as he holed a fairway wood from 239 yards after a 294-yard drive. It was the fourth in tournament history. First career top-10 came in 16th start of rookie campaign, a T10 at the John Deere Classic. Second top-10 was a T9 at the 84 LUMBER Classic. Earned initial TOUR card by finishing T13 at 2005 Qualifying Tournament. Made it through all three stages in first attempt at Q-School. Missed cut in his only TOUR start at the 2005 Buick Championship. Made cut in all three starts on the 2005 Nationwide Tour, including career-best T19 finish at the Gila River Golf Classic. Second-team All-America selection in 2004-05. Big Ten Player of the Year in 2004-05. 2005 Big Ten champion. All-Big Ten first team 2002, 2004-05. Winner of eight individual collegiate tournaments. Member of winning 2005 Palmer and Walker Cup teams. Secured the winning point in singles with a two-putt par on the 18th hole to recapture the Walker Cup for the U.S. Walker Cup teammates John B. Holmes and Nicholas Thompson also earned PGA TOUR cards via the Qualifying Tournament. Won the Les Bolstad Award for Big Ten low season stroke average in 2004-05. Parents are school teachers who taught him the value of hard work.

National Teams

Palmer Cup, 2005. Walker Cup, 2005.

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