Thursday, October 30

Appendectomy Won’t Stop Jeff Overton

JEFF OVERTON IS ON THE BUBBLE. At No. 126 on the PGA Tour money list, Overton has just two events to try to break into the top 125 and secure his card for the 2009 season.

The nagging discomfort he feels in his gut isn’t from the pressure. Overton had an emergency appendectomy on the Tuesday following the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

“It stinks,” said Overton, who could only hit his 8-iron about 120 yards in recent days. “It feels like I’ve done about 500 crunches in my stomach.”

At this time, it doesn’t appear the tour will grant Overton a medical extension. So he’ll just have to gut it out. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

−The Armchair Golfer

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