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Jeff Overton

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 195

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An update on Jeff Overton's health situation has been provided, and he is starting to make a recovery after having an emergency surgery.
Overton's wife, Christina, shared the news via Twitter, saying "Jeff underwent a minimally invasive procedure in hopes of improving the area [herniated disc]. Through the procedure, he acquired a life-threatening infection in his spine, forcing him to have an emergency surgery." She would go on so say the situation is improving as he she wished him a happy birthday as he turned 34 on Sunday. Overton missed out on his Major Medical terms when he missed the cut in his latest start (Honda Classic), dropping him back to Veteran Member status. PGA TOUR status is likely far down his list of priorities at the moment after fighting for his life. Mon, May 29, 2017 09:14:00 AM

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Playing his final start on a Major Medical, Jeff Overton prepares for this week's Honda Classic. UPDATE: With rounds of 76-70, Overton missed the cut by six shots and reverts to Veteran Member status now on the PGA TOUR. In order to fulfill the terms of the medical extension, he needed no worse than a three-way T3; or for conditional status, a two-way T28. Overton can also rely on open-qualifying or sponsor exemptions, or can play out of Category 18 on the Tour (151-200 in prior season FedExCup points.

While it's not the end of the world if his medical extension goes unfulfilled, netting 165.5 FedExCup Points or $307,644 would do the trick for Overton. If he lands just short, he'll fall into conditional status and will still be able to find a few starts here and there. It's no coincidence that the Indiana Hoosier picked this event to exhaust his final start. Perhaps that's why we've seen a trail of pre-tournament WDs early in the season. The reason Overton would wait for PGA National is easy to see when you glance at his resume that includes three top 10s in nine visits in addition to a T21 and T18. His course history alone makes him a nice sleeper in DFS this week.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 02:15:00 PM

World No. 673 Jeff Overton has one start remaining on a Minor Medical Extension to earn 165.503 FedExCup points or $307,644.

The 33-year-old last teed it up 21 weeks ago at the RBC Canadian Open and withdrew during the first round, his third mid-tourney WD of the season in 25 events. He wound up 160th in the FedExCup standings, missing the Playoffs for the first time since their inception in 2007. The Indiana University alum, winless on TOUR in 292 career starts, made 12 cuts and missed 11 in 2015-16, posting one top 10, a T6 at The RSM Classic. It's unclear when he will return to action but if he fails to meet the terms of his medical extension, he'll revert to Veteran Member status.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Jeff Overton has withdrawn from this week's RBC Canadian Open, he was 1-over through six holes at the time of the WD. No injury has been cited at the time.

The Indiana Hoosier is certainly no stranger to early exits as this goes in the books as his 10th career mid-tournament withdraw (292nd start). His most recent before today was a second-round WD at the Valero Texas Open, with an arm injury. The most common reason over the years has been the reoccurring wrist injury. He remains a risky proposition, week-to-week, for this very reason. We will make sure to update if or when news pops up about an injury this time around.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 01:10:00 PM

Jeff Overton compiled 12 points in the opening round of the Barracuda Championship, signing for a 5-under-par 35-32=67.

Overton struck it beautifully today, striping 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 15 greens in regulation. From there, his putter took control of the situation, rolling in five putts from outside eight feet. The highlight was a 18'1" long-distance birdie at the par-4 10th hole. The great putting led to seven birdies and he gave back just two bogeys in the process. Overton is making his third appearance at Montrêux Golf and Country Club with a T6 (2010) and T68 (2011) on his resume.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Due to incoming inclement weather the first round of the Zurich Classic has been suspended. The horn was sounded at 11:59 a.m. CT and play is now set to resume at 4:50 p.m.

The morning wave got in a lot of holes this morning, 11 golfers are even in the clubhouse with completed rounds. That includes Jeff Overton who submitted a 2-under-par 37-33=70 today. The Indiana Hoosier has a new caddie on the bag this week and is off to a good start so far. For golfers that weren't lucky enough to finish their round, they have been pulled off the course, so this may be an hour or two before play resumes. UPDATE: With the delay lasting nearly five hours, the p.m. wave will have a long day of golf ahead of them on Saturday, with round two play surely set to spill over into Saturday morning.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 01:10:00 PM

Jeff Overton makes his annual pilgrimage to TPC Louisiana for this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The Indiana Hoosier withdrew in the middle of his second round at last week's Valero Texas Open. He was 11-over at the time. After the event his longtime caddie, Kip Henley, took to Twitter to announce they will be dismantling their partnership, saying, "Team Overton and I have decided to part ways. I love that boy and wish him better with another Sherpa. We tried and got close." These type of switch-ups can cause a spark or lead to a slump. Gamers hoping for the former should invest this week as the course history lines up as well. Overton sports top 20s in four of his last seven starts at TPC Louisiana, including a runner-up finish in 2010.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Jeff Overton played 25 holes of golf at the Valero Texas Open before withdrawing due to an arm injury, he was 11-over at the time of the WD.

The Indiana Hoosier circled three birdies in his opening round but couldn't avoid the big number. He squared five bogeys in addition to a double and a triple. Overton got back out there today, starting on the back nine, and scribbled four bogeys in seven holes before calling it quits. There is no word on the severity of this arm injury at this time.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Jeff Overton sets his sights on the Golf Club of Houston for this week's Shell Houston Open.

The 32-year-old has just one top 10 in eight attempts at the SHO (T4/2012) with one further top 25 in his 2006 debut (T19). He missed the cut (by one) last year after rounds of 72-69. He's currently 107th in the FedExCup standings with one top 10 (T6, RSM) in 12 events and enters off a T21 (Honda) and missed cuts at the Valspar (by four) and by two at the API. Overton ranks 80th on TOUR in scoring average (70.900) and is outside the top 100 in just about every other statistical category, including 166th in the all-around.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 08:45:00 PM

After two holes in the final round of the Northern Trust Open, Jeff Overton withdrew with a wrist injury. UPDATE: Overton returned to action Feb. 25th at The Honda Classic.

Overton began the finale in last place (77th) on 3-over 216 and after a pair of pars hit the showers. This is his eighth mid-tournament WD in 276 career starts and first since the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational. The 32-year-old was in the final group off No. 10 on Sunday as a two-ball with Charles Howell III so Mark Wilson, who was in the threesome ahead, dropped back. Overton is in the published field at next week's Honda Classic, so we'll have to wait and see on the severity. If he goes, it'll be his 10th appearance with a personal best of T6 in 2011 and he also posted a T7 in last year's edition.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Jeff Overton fired a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a two-day total of 5-under 137, two adrift of early 36-hole clubhouse leader Hideki Matsuyama.

Overton went off the 10th tee with William McGirt (67/R2) and they lost their third, Carl Pettersson, after five holes (WD). Apparently, the now duo enjoyed the lightened load, particularly Overton, as he posted the low lap of the day thus far. The 32-year-old, who posted an even-par 71 in R1 (two birdies, one eagle, four bogeys), bogeyed his opening hole (failed scramble) and then played his final 17 holes in blemish-free 6-under. He circled five birdies on just 10 greens in regulation and added a short chip-in for birdie at the rambunctious par-3 16th hole.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Overnight quad-leader Jeff Overton back-pedaled to a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to post 9-under 135, down 18 spots on the leaderboard to a five-way T19.

Making his seventh consecutive CBC appearance, Overton co-lead with three others after 18 holes. In yesterday's loop of the Nicklaus Tournament Course, he circled nine birdies against one bogey, including five straight at one point. Today's lap of the TPC Stadium Course was significantly less enjoyable, with just two birdies against one dropped shot. The 32-year-old, still winless on TOUR in his 274th career start, found just five (of 14) fairways in round two and only 10 greens in regulation en route to a -2.558 mark in strokes gained: tee-to-green. After circling par breakers on all four par 5s on day one, he failed to birdie any of the four par 5s in his second round.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Jeff Overton torched Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course with an opening round, 8-under-par 32-32=64 at this week's CareerBuilder Challenge.

The Indiana Hoosier product plodded his way around the course, averaging just 297 yards off the tee in round one (T70 at time of signing scorecard). He did his damage through accuracy, splitting 10 (of 14) fairways, leading to 13 par-breaking opportunities on the greens. Overton converted on seven of those, and circled a couple more birdies from off the green, to boot. After a T6 at The RSM Classic and two very low rounds at last week's Sony Open, it appears his stock ticker is on the rise.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Jeff Overton crafted a 6-under-par 30-34=64 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 11-under 199, up 29 spots on the day and good for a share of the early 54-hole clubhouse lead with Japan's Daisuke Kataoka.

After opening in 70-65, Overton began Moving Day on 5-under (T36), seven back of 36-hole leader Brandt Snedeker. It was a tale of two nines for the 32-year-old going out in bogey-free 5-under 30 and then stalling out after the break, outpacing a lone bogey with two birdies the rest of the way. In total, he landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, converting six the conventional way, including three straight to begin the round, and added a chip-in birdie-3 at the eighth. Overton missed a prime scoring chance from 5'7" at the 17th and then swallowed a bogey at the par-5 18th, skulling his third shot out of the green side bunker, ricocheting off the grandstands, and then failing to get up-and down for par from there. Overton went T6 (RSM) in his last start and hasn't had consecutive top 10s since the 2010 season.
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 08:32:00 PM

Jeff Overton went 3-for-5 prior to the holiday break with one finish inside the top 50.

After opening the season with two missed cuts and T54 (SFC) T51 (OHL), Overton's T6 at The RSM Classic was welcome news to his faithfuls. However, his prospects for back-to-back top 10s are bleak at best. The last time the 32-year-old accomplished that feat was in his Ryder Cup year of 2010, 143 starts ago. Through five events thus far in 2015-16, he ranks an uninspiring 87th in scoring average (71.040) but he has shot 64 twice already, something he did not accomplish at all last season in 92 rounds.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 12:10:00 PM