The Field Has A Meltdown At Pebble Beach

Not to take anything at all away from Arron Oberholser, but its been a long time since I’ve seen a field melt down like it did on the final day at Pebble Beach. Mike Wier, tied for first going in, ended up with a six over 78. Last year’s champ, Phil Mickelson had a +5; Harrison Frazar, who actually had a chance after a 67-72-67 start, shot an 81. There were a lot of other similar scores.

And they killed my fantasy golf team.

At any rate, Oberholser has an interesting story, having won eight collegiate tournaments, and twice named an All-American while at San Jose State. There, he regularly competed against (and beat) Stanford’s Tiger Woods. His trip to the Big Show has been a lot longer than most expected.

Interestingly, I didn’t hear any of the usual “is this the guy to challenge Tiger” talk from the announcers this weekend. Oberholser, I guess, just doesn’t inspire that sort of talk.

Here’s what was in the bag for Oberholser in his victory at th e AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Driver: Titleist Pro Titanium 905R 460cc prototype 9.5º
3 Wood: Titleist Pro Trajectory 906 prototype 15º
5 Wood: TaylorMade Retro Raylor 19º
Irons (3-PW): Titleist Forged 755
Wedge (SW): Titleist Vokey Design 54º
Wedge (LW): Titlesit Vokey Design 60º
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura
Ball: Titlesit Pro V1

2 thoughts on “The Field Has A Meltdown At Pebble Beach”

  1. Not sure if OB is worthy of that sort of talk from commentators.  He has some serious apologizing to do from Annika to personal people in his life.  I know of him personally, have heard him with his mother, brother and friends, seen him around a girlfriend (all who have supported him when he went through this “era of struggles” he wants so many to know he’s survived and triumphed over) and he treats them with a nasty tongue and a temper as short as the short bus he claims others take.  Life is strange…we elevate those who win a trophy for hitting a ball into a hole for a living and yet not acknowledge those who make a life out of making a difference for the less fortunate.

  2. I know Arron very well, and I laughed out loud at the “short bus” comment, because, I hear that phrase a lot. But, as the saying goings, don’t criticize your neighbor until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. I’ve notice that, with relatively few exceptions, mothers who are mistreated by their offspring are actually getting far better than they deserve based on the way they raised their kids.  So, let’s celebrate athletes for their physical accomplishments and make them role models for physical fitness and determination, not their interpersonal skills, and leave their personal lives alone.


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