Arron Oberholser

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Arron Oberholser
Personal information
Full name Arron Matthew Oberholser
Born (1975-02-02) February 2, 1975 (age 42)
San Luis Obispo, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
College San Jose State University
Turned professional 1998
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1 Tour 2
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T14: 2006
U.S. Open T9: 2005
The Open Championship T45: 2007
PGA Championship T4: 2007

Arron Matthew Oberholser (born February 2, 1975) is an American professional golfer and an analyst and commentator for the Golf Channel.[1]

Oberholser was born in San Luis Obispo, California. He attended San Jose State University and turned professional in 1998.

Oberholser played on the Canadian Tour in 1999 and 2000, finishing second on the Order of Merit in the latter year. In 2001 he was a member of the second tier tour in North America, the Nationwide Tour, but only competed three times due to a wrist injury. In 2002 he finished second on the Nationwide Tour money list and won a place on the elite PGA Tour.

In his first three seasons on the PGA Tour he played well enough to retain his card and had a best finish of second at the 2004 Wachovia Championship, where he lost in a playoff. He won the Shinhan Korea Golf Championship, a PGA Tour-sanctioned "Challenge Season" event in 2004. In February 2006 he achieved his first PGA Tour win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and in September 2007 he featured in the top 25 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He has struggled with injuries and only played in 10 events in 2008 while only playing in three events in 2009 through July. Oberholser continued to recover from surgery on his left hand and right hip and did not play in 2010 and 2011. He planned a comeback in 2012, but was never able to get back to full strength.

Oberholser played in the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open, his first PGA Tour even since the 2009 Open. He missed the cut by one stroke and has not played a PGA Tour event since that appearance. In 2013, he tried to get back to the PGA Tour through the Tour Finals (those with medical extensions were allowed to compete in the Finals), but was forced to withdraw from the series after a hand injury. Oberholser is currently a commentator and analyst for the Golf Channel.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1. February 12, 2006 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -17 (65-68-66-72=271) 5 strokes South Africa Rory Sabbatini

PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2004 Wachovia Championship United States Joey Sindelar Lost to par on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

Canadian Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 1999 Ontario Open, Eagle Creek Classic

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2004 Shinhan Korea Golf Championship (PGA Tour "Challenge Season")

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T14 58 T25
U.S. Open DNP T9 T16 CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT T45 DNP
PGA Championship T13 T28 CUT T4 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10

See also[edit]


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