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    Overton Predicted as a Break-Out Player on the PGA TOUR

    Go Hoosiers! Jeff Overton back in his IU days
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jeff Overton back in his IU days
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 12, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - ESPN.com's Jason Sobel has predicted 10 PGA golfers to make "the leap" in 2010, and bring their game to the next level. Indiana Golf alumnus, Jeff Overton, was one of his selections.

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    Here is an excerpt discussing Overton:


    Jeff Overton
    The Leap: Top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking

    Sometimes stats, numbers and results don't tell the entire story. Sometimes you just have to give it the ol' eyeball test. Late in the 2008 schedule, I spent time watching Nick Watney on the driving range and decided that he was a star in the making; he followed with 12 top-25s in 24 starts in his fifth full season last year, including a second career win at Torrey Pines.

    Well, this time around I've got my eye on Overton, who is about to enter his fifth season, too. He enjoyed a solid campaign last year, with three top-10s and seven other top-25s, but the 6-foot-4 Indiana University product is still mired at 161st in the OWGR. I'm looking for him to jump more than 100 spots in the next 51 weeks, earning his first career victory in the process.


    Both Overton and fellow former Hoosier Steve Wheatcroft are scheduled to start their 2010 PGA seasons in this week's Sony Open in Hawaii. Meanwhile, '09 IU graduate Jorge Campillo is expected to make his PGA debut very soon. Stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com for all the latest on how Hoosier Nation is faring in the professional ranks.

     

     

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