Brian Davis and Jeff Overton are successful PGA Tour veterans, having played in more than 400 events, with combined earnings of $20 Million. When they begin play in The McGladrey Classic on Thursday, October 17, 2012, you may be surprised to learn that each will be seeking their first ever Tour victory.
Highest PGA Earnings Without a Win
As of October 16, 2012, the all-time top 5 PGA money list among non-winners includes:
1. Briny Baird, $12,634,862
2. Brett Quigley, $11,048,433
3. Brian Davis, $10,539,614
4. Jeff Overton, $9,972,1715. Steve Marino, $8,988,869.
A 38-year-old native of London, England, Davis has been a pro golfer since 1994. In 248 career starts on the PGA Tour, he has finished runner-up five times, most recently in the 2010 Colonial. His best finish in 2012 is a tie for fourth place, which he has done three times (Palmer Invitational, Houston Open, Travelers Championship). Unfortunately, Brian Davis is not entering The McGladrey on a hot streak, having missed the cut in seven of his last nine events.
Overton is a 29-year-old Hoosier, born in Evansville, living in Bloomington. He turned pro in 2005, after two seasons as the Big Ten Player of the Year while attending Indiana University. He has seven top three finishes in 188 career Tour events. His best performance of 2012 was a tie for fourth in the Houston Open (tied with Brian Davis). Jeff Overton has been playing well recently, with three top 13 finishes in his last four events, including a tie for seventh in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
The 2012 McGladrey Classic will be played October 18-21 on the Seaside Course, at Sea Island, Georgia. In Thursday's first round, Brian Davis will begin at 12:25 p.m. from the first tee. Jeff Overton starts at 12:15 p.m. on the tenth hole.
While their careers have been very successful, I'm sure both professionals would be very happy to change their status to "PGA Tour Winner".
Harold Andrews has played golf (competitively and recreationally) for nearly 50 years. He considers Jack Nicklaus the greatest of all time.
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