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Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

Posted on: August 2, 2010 9:39 am
 

At this point, we could certainly change his surname to Overdue, but at least Jeff Overton walked away from his tough-luck loss on Sunday with some nice parting gifts.

Despite generating one of the best summers of any player in the game, Overton got nosed by a shot in the final round by Stuart Appleby, who at the Greenbrier Classic became the fifth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 in competition.

While he was deprived of his first tour victory by Appleby's historic heroics, Overton nonetheless climbed six spots into fourth place in the U.S. Ryder Cup points rankings with only two weeks left to secure an automatic spot. The top eight in points following next week's PGA Championship automatically make the team.

Overton is the lone non-winner in the top-10 on the U.S. Points list. Ricky Barnes, a non-winner who also in the midst of a scintillating stretch, is 11th.

Overton, 27, scored the winning point in the U.S. Walker Cup victory over Great Britain & Ireland five years ago, snapping a six-year American losing streak in the team matches.

By virtue of his fourth-top three finish in his last seven starts Overton climbed from 55th to 46th in the world rankings and received a last-minute invitation into this week's WGC event, the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Overton also finished T12 at the Memorial Tournament and T11 at the British Open in that seven-start stretch.

Category: Golf
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Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:32 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

it was not the 4ft putt that he missed that was bad, it was the first putt from 20 ft and come up 4ft short. i play a little golf, and ive been told if you are putting for a birdie(which he was) do not leave it short. i could see maybe a ft short, but 4 ft that was a BIG CHOKE. ive never had to putt for the big $ but 4 ft short, i think i might get to 3 ft anyway. this is why hes been out there 6 years and never won.



Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:04 am
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

Jeff Overton has nothing to worry about. He will get his wins if he continues to play like he is playing now. Tough break with the spike mark, at least he didnt blame the group in front of him for leaving the spile mark. His reaction to the miss is moot really. Now imagine the reaction if he was playing with his own money...lol thats the tournament I want to see. Pros playing with there own money as the prize money. That would be awesome.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 1:44 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

Bolier: Yes.  This is Ron's son.  Went to North. 



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 1:43 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts


Overton was going for his first win ever on the tour, and he was seeing it disintegrate with Appleby's 59.  Nonetheless, he held it together at -3 on the round with 2 holes to go.  He knew he HAD to have that 4-footer to force a playoff.  He squared it up, knocked it dead, and it veered after it hit a cleat mark.  Anyone who says they wouldn't have acted the same way: kudos to you for being an objective, emotionless robot.  As for the remaining 99% of us, that was a putt that, with a win in the playoff, would have guaranteed Overton a ticket to the Masters next year, earned him an extra half million dollars, and guaranteed him a spot on the Ryder Cup.  That's one to get upset about.




Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 12:29 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

dukeg11: wondered if you knew the Overton family? I went to Harrison HS with a Ron Overton. Is this his son? Thanks.




Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2010 10:48 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

I played high school golf with Overton for a year, and I can attest that he is a very emotional player. Would you not react the same way with a tournament on the line and a million dollars? He still needs to mature a bit, but it's great to see him finally coming around.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2010 8:55 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

So you'd rather see a mature individual like Tiger Woods represent the US?



Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2010 4:51 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

Overton's childish reaction to his missed putt on the po annae grass reflected poorly on his qualifications for the Ryder Cup team.




Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2010 4:32 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

It did play a bit easy, but I have less of a problem with it than you Clubmaker. Sometimes, I think it's refreshing to see the pros tear apart golf courses - it's a quick reminder of just how good these guys are. And, there is almost another element of competition in such an event because no lead is safe, ever (as Overton found out).



Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2010 1:01 pm
 

Overton receives pair of nice parting gifts

WHY would the PGA  Tour use a classic course like "Greenbriar" be reduced to a "pitch-and-putt" with NO ROUGH and wide, WIDE fairways that proved to be an embarrassment? It removes any interest for fans. The re-desgn was POOR in light of the scores: eleven or twelve 2nd-shots being "wedges" is ridiculous!



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