Jeff Overton turned in a 1-under-par 37-34=71 for his opening round of THE PLAYERS.
Overton was in our crosshairs today because he announced that he couldn't play Quail Hollow due to a sore back. If he was feeling better, his scorecard didn't show it. He hit 12 greens but limited the par breakers to a 13'11" birdie at the par-5 second hole and a nifty eagle to a tucked pin at the par-5 11th. He swallowed two bogeys, the first as a result of a whiffed par attempt from 52 inches at the par-3 third. His second bogey occurred at the par-4 fourth where he rinsed his approach.