Speed golf: Ryder Cup-bound Jeff Overton sets PGA mark with final round of 2 hours, 9 minutes

By Doug Ferguson, AP
Sunday, August 15, 2010

Overton plays final round at PGA in record time

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Jeff Overton pumped his fist in celebration upon learning he had set a PGA Championship record Sunday.

It was about the clock, not the scorecard.

Playing alone in the first group off at Whistling Straits because Ian Poulter withdrew, Overton went around 18 holes at Whistling Straits in 2 hours, 9 minutes. He made a clutch 7-foot par on the final hole to shoot 79.

Only later did Overton learn he had broken the previous mark by one minute set by Phil Blackmaar at Crooked Stick in 1991.

The record is not official. But the information came from Kerry Haigh, the championship director for the PGA of America. So somebody is keeping track of this stuff, even if Overton wasn’t.

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