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Tour Report: No. 50 Jeff Overton

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.


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2013 PREVIEW: Jeff Overton made steady progress last year, moving up 56 spots in GIR, 55 in scoring average and 22 in strokes-gained putting over his 2011 campaign. He’s still looking for his first victory, though, and that will be priority No. 1 next year.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: The Indiana grad had already posted two top 10s when he came to the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 83rd in the FedExCup. He dearly wanted to get to the BMW Championship which was being played the following week at Crooked Stick in his home state but Overton needed to work his way into the top 70 to get there. So he threw out a 64 in the first round at TPC Boston and went on to tie for seventh, moving safely to 40th and realizing the goal. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I will always remember Jeff at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He desperately wanted to qualify for the BMW Championship in his home state of Indiana. How did he respond? He tied for seventh at TPC Boston including rounds of 69-68 on the weekend. Overton took a lot of pride in playing in his home state and every Hoosier along the Wabash turned out at Crooked Stick to cheer him. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: League championships are won with him in the trenches. Racked up another 29 starts in 2012, making the cut in 22 with four top 10s and another seven top 25s. Easily among the best active never to have won a PGA TOUR event. Go ahead and give the recently engaged 29-year-old a long look in salary games at $1.563 million. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

Regular Season ranking

58th

Final Playoffs ranking

44th

Best finish T-4th Shell Houston Open
By the Numbers

Starts: 29

Cuts made: 22

Rounds played: 101

Top-10 finishes: 4

Money List rank: 52nd

TOUR ranking

Driving distance: 68th

Driving accuracy: 82nd

Greens in regulation: 63rd

Strokes gained-putting: 53rd

Scoring average: 31st


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