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Power Ranking the 10 Biggest Overachievers in Golfing History

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Power Ranking the 10 Biggest Overachievers in Golfing History
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Is Jim Furyk overrated or an underachiever?

The definition of the word overachieve is: to perform better or achieve more than expected, especially by others.

Even with that very basic definition, the word still breeds a bit of ambiguity.

In this instance, we’re talking about golf. So, if a player with a non-conventional swing (Arnold Palmer, Jim Furyk, Lee Trevino) has success, does that mean he’s overachieved because others doubted his swing?

Or does it define those golfers who came from nowhere, from less fortunate backgrounds, or started late and had little or no formal training?

The answer is somewhere in the middle of those two, at least in my opinion, and that will be reflected in the list that follows.

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