Looks like The Live Report jinxed Jeff Overton. As soon as we published the note about him taking the lead – with a bogey-free round, to boot – guess what happened.
Overton missed a 10-footer to save par at the 18th hole. So now he’s back in a logjam at the top of the leaderboard with Pat Perez, George McNeill and Erik Compton. Compton, though, could break the tie – he has two holes remaining. – Helen Ross
George McNeill has some company at the top of the leaderboard now. Pat Perez has just matched the Floridian’s 64 after making seven birdies and one bogey.
Looks like there will be some more candidates, too. Jeff Overton is 6 under through 16 holes while Erik Compton, a double heart-transplant recipient, is at the same number through 14.
Now the low scores are starting to pour in at The Greenbrier, where George McNeill just carded a 64 to take the outright lead (for now). Not surprisingly, McNeill’s ball-striking was in good form with 15 greens in regulation (a common theme among the leaders). He also missed just one putt from inside 10 feet after averaging just under 25 feet on his approach shots.
Ranked 120th coming into the week in FedExCup points, McNeill needs a good performance to make it to the Playoffs, which start in a few weeks. The turnaround obviously couldn’t have come at a better time, either, with McNeill having missed five of his last seven cuts. -- Brian Wacker