Jeff Overton

Jeffrey Laurence Overton (born May 28, 1983) is an American professional golfer.

Early Life

Jeff Overton was born in Evansville, Indiana. Both of his parents are teachers, and Overton started playing golf in middle school.

High School

Overton attended North High School and led the Huskies to two State Golf Finals. Overton finished his sophomore year as the State Runner-Up (1999). In 2000 as a Junior, Overton led the North Huskies to a team record of 202-0 and the State Championship.


Overton played golf for the Hoosiers while attended Indiana University. Overton was the 2003 and 2004 Indiana Amateur of the Year.

Overton was the 2005 Big Ten Conference Champion, and was a winning member of the Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams in 2005.

Overton graduated in 2005 with a degree in Sports Marketing and Management.

PGA Tour

Overton graduated from the Q-School (PGA Tour School) in his first attempt and started playing on the PGA in 2006. In 2006, he scored a double eagle on the 18th hole at Westchester Country Club during the Barclays Classic as he holed a fairway wood from 239 yards after a 294-yard drive.

During the final PGA Tour event of 2008, the Children’s Miracle Network Classic, Overton was ten days removed from an appendectomy and was ranked 125th, barely hanging on to a full-season exemption. A 21st place finish moved him up to 118th and he retained his card for 2009.

His best finish on Tour are four 2nd-place finishes; in 2007, he tied for 2nd at the Wyndham Championship, and in 2010, he finished 2nd at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the HP Byron Nelson Championship and the inaugural Greenbrier Classic.

As of December 2016 Overton has made $214,995.00 on the PGA Tour.

Legal Troubles

Overton was arrested in after an Indiana-Kentucky game in Bloomington, Ind., on Dec. 14, 2011, Overton was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

United States National Team Appearances

Palmer Cup: 2005 (winners)
Walker Cup: 2005 (winners)

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