Overton Makes 94-Foot Putt at IU Basketball Game


Jeff Overton is best known for his emphatic reaction to holing out a shot during the 2010 Ryder Cup and screaming “Boom baby!” 


Now, especially for the four people who he sent to Myrtle Beach on a paid vacation, he’s likely known for something else.

Golfweek.com’s Kevin Casey had some more details.

Jeff Overton was on hand for the Duke-Indiana basketball game Wednesday and participated in a halftime event with hopes of giving away a prize.

The 34-year-old would putt from one baseline and try to get the ball through a hole stationed at the other baseline. Yes, a 94-foot putt.

If Overton could drain it, a fan would win a trip for four to Myrtle Beach. Overton delivered, and the crowd loved it.


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Overton has made over $12 million in his career on the PGA Tour, but he’s had a difficult 2017. His wife revealed in May that the former Ryder Cupper had experienced a life-threatening spine infection that necessitated emergency surgery.

Overton had taken several months off due to a herniated disc prior to that scary event. Fortunately he got through that ordeal and appears to be back to his normal self.

And if he can putt like he did Wednesday when he gets back to competitive golf, Overton may have plenty left in the tank.




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