Tag Archives: Jeff Overton

May
26
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
D'oh!

D’oh!

Jeff Overton was disqualified in the third round at Colonial Invitational for using a putting aid on the practice green in between nines. With threesomes teeing off nos. 1 and 10 after the weather-suspended second round was finished Saturday morning, there was a backup on the 10th tee.

A PGA Tour rules official told Overton he could practice putting and chipping while he waited, but the official didn’t remind Overton that he couldn’t use a training aid. Overton, who was even par on the front nine, was informed of the DQ on the 11th hole.

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Mar
15
2012

Padraig Harrington: has St. Patrick's Day come early?

Play is underway in the first round of the Transitions Championship and, with the exception of a certain three-time major winner, players are struggling to make significant inroads against par.

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Jan
3
2012
By WUP Staff under Awards

Phil's seen better seasons

As 2011 has ended and the 2012 season is upon us, we’re (still) taking an obligatory look at the winners and losers of 2011. First, we reviewed the best shots. Then, we cringed through the greatest meltdowns. We also checked out some players who were considered overachievers. Now — with most of the credit going to Intern Shoshana — let’s take a gander at those who had the most disappointing seasons. Before you dig in, consider some of the guys that distinguished themselves in 2011.

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Dec
14
2011

Nice mug, bro

The above photo is Jeff Overton’s mug shot at the Monroe County Jail in Bloomington, Indiana, after the PGA Tour player was arrested for resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct on Saturday morning. That’s right —  ’10 Ryder Cup team member, who played his college golf at Indiana, was thrown into the drunk tank and faces three misdemeanor charges, according to the Bloomington Herald-Times.

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Nov
12
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Gonzo: class ball-striker and fan of trickle-down economics.

You may have been led to believe that the class field of the week was hanging out at The Lakes, but no(!), the Singapore Open is the place to be. Or at least it was, until a downpour of biblical proportions disrupted play and forced the cancellation of the scheduled third round.

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Oct
28
2011

McIlroy eyes golf's biggest payout

After opening with a bogey-free, eight-under 64, Rory McIlroy shot a three-under 69 to take a two-shot lead at the Shanghai Masters at the midway mark. McIlroy struggled a bit on the front nine, finding the water hazard off the tee on the par-4 ninth to post a double-bogey, but he regrouped and carded four birdies on the back nine, including the 18th.

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Jul
12
2011

Tuesday practice fun

Phil Mickelson played “terrible” during his Tuesday practice round at Royal St. George’s, but he still managed to enjoy himself, along with the setup for the Open Championship. It also didn’t hurt that his partner came through in the clutch to win the little match.

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Oct
12
2010

Bernard Gallacher: Is this the face of Ryder Cup Mania?

While it might be a bit late to open this can of worms, I can’t believe I’ve only just heard about this story now!

On the final day of the Ryder Cup, Jeff Overton (and his dad) managed to get into an argument with former European Ryder Cup captain and on-course commentator Bernard Gallacher. How could this come to pass, you might ask? Well, on the eighth hole, with the match tilting the direction of a Fisher victory, the Englishman was granted relief  from an embedded lie. This in turn prompted a skeptical Overton to query the decision.

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Oct
1
2010

Phil Mickelson tees off at the Ryder Cup on Friday morning

By the time the first group had reached the first green, European captain Colin Montgomerie told ESPN that play wouldn’t have started had it been stroke play. It wasn’t until almost two hours later when Steve Stricker couldn’t find a place to drop because of the waterlogged fairway on No. 4 that officials suspended play. Now I know rain delays are annoying and sucks for the gallery, but unless you’ve ever played in such conditions (and in competition), you have no idea how miserable it is  — so I think it was the right call, as no one should have to chop the ball around in that weather.

The delay also is an advantage to the Americans, who are losing three of the four matches. Much to just about everyone’s surprise, the rookie pair of Jeff Overton and Bubba Watson are 2-up through two on Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald. Impressive! Overton sank a huge putt from off the green on the first hole to post the first birdie on the American side. It’s early, but Overton/Watson could make Pavin look like a genius. Question is, f it comes down to the last match and the last hole for the US to take early lead, can they handle the pressure?

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