Overton gets to play at home in next event after best showing in months

Jeff Overton at the Deutsche Bank Championship
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Jeff Overton has had Crooked Stick circled on his calendar on year.
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Series: PGA Tour

Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | 12:32 a.m.

NORTON, Mass. -- Jeff Overton closed with a 68 on Monday and tied for seventh at the Deutsche Bank Championship, his best performance since the first week of April. It could not have come at a better time. Overton needed a big week to advance to the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick, the first time PGA Tour players will go back there since 1991.

Overton grew up in Indiana, played for the Hoosiers and can't wait to get back.

"I really wanted to play Crooked Stick all year," he said. "It's kind of been circled on the schedule of things to do."

Overton set himself up by reaching 9 under par going into the last day. He was safe, unless he had a bad final round on Monday.

"It was hard looking at it last night knowing you've got to shoot 3 or 4 over, because that's the last thing you want to think about doing," he said.