Men's Golf

    Overton to Make Professional Debut at Buick Championship

    Go Hoosiers! Jeff Overton will make his professional debut at the Buick Championship on Thursday, Aug. 24.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jeff Overton will make his professional debut at the Buick Championship on Thursday, Aug. 24.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 24, 2005

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former two-time Indiana men's golf All-American Jeff Overton will play as a professional for the first time at the PGA Tour's Buick Championship. The tournament will be held on Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 25-28, at the TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

    "I have dreamed of playing on the PGA Tour since I was a little kid," Overton said. "To get the chance to live out my dream is awesome. I can't wait to get out there and see how I can do against the best golfers in the world."

    After a standout summer, where he helped the United States capture the Palmer and Walker Cups, Overton is set to make his professional debut. Overton is scheduled to tee off from No. 10 at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday and No. 1 at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

    USA Network will provide television coverage from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, while CBS takes over for the third and fourth rounds from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Woody Austin is the defending champion at the event after defeating Tim Herron on the first playoff hole.

    Overton joins former Hoosier Shaun Micheel (1988-91) on the Tour. Micheel, the winner of the 2003 PGA Championship, has played in 22 events this season with his best finish a tie for seventh at the Cialis Western Open (June 30-July 3).

     

     

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