July 3 2011
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- There’s a player looking for his first career win this week who’s within a shot of the lead at the moment. It’s just not the player who began the day tied for the lead.
Jeff Overton has five birdies over his first 12 holes, including on each of his last two, and is 11 under and within one of leader Nick Watney.
Overton is rolling it well here in the final round with just 16 putts over those dozen holes -- and that’s after h itting 75 percent of his greens in regulation. It’s helped that Overton, who can get wild off the tee, is driving it straight, too, with 70 percent of his fairways hit.
K.J. Choi, meanwhile, is alone in third at the moment at 9 under.
Rickie Fowler? His slide continues with a bogey on No. 10, where he had to pitch back to the fairway after a wayward tee shot and then missed a 7-footer for par. That drops Fowler to 4 over on the day and all the way back to 5 under for the week.