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