October 28, 2011
Sleep? Who needs sleep? Jeff Overton damn sure doesn't. Dude got off a plane from America to Malaysia on Tuesday night, and by Friday morning had drilled a course-record 62 to share the lead at the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic. Overton sits tied with Fredrik Jacobson for the two-day lead at 13-under.
Overton was a last-minute addition to the field after the withdrawal of David Duval, and jumped on a plane in time to make a Thursday tee time at the Mines Resort and Beach Club, host of the co-sanctioned PGA and Asian Tour event.
"On the first hole, I told my caddie I didn't think I was going to make it. I'm still a little jet-lagged," he said after his round. "I woke up at three this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. So, really, it's almost like being up forever."
Everybody knows you play your best golf on zero sleep. It's the foundation of many a guys' golf weekend. Bring it home, Overton, and you can sleep as long as you like.