Arron Oberholser

    Arron Oberholser

    Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

    Weight: 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)

    Birthday: February 2, 1975

    College: San Jose State University

    Year turned pro: 1998

    Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, California, USA

    Country: USA

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    Born in San Luis Obispo, California, Oberholser studied at San Jose State University before turning professional in 1998. He began his professional career playing on the Canadian Tour where he finished second in the order of merit in 2000, an impressive start as a professional. Oberholser went on to compete on the Nationwide Tour where finishing second on the money list in 2002 won him a place on the PGA Tour for the following season. Although his initial seasons were reasonably successful, it was 2006 before he experienced his first PGA Tour win, at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The following year Oberholser reached the Top 25 in the world rankings, but injury was set to cast a shadow over his career.

    Oberholser played in only a handful of events in 2008 and 2009, and didn’t appear at all throughout 2010 and 2011 as he continued on his recovery from surgery on both his right hip and left hand. Although Oberholser always intended to return to playing he struggled to recover after the surgery, and regain his strength. This was evident in 2013 when he made an attempt to return to the PGA Tour by competing in the Tour finals. Unfortunately he was unable to complete the series due to a hand injury.

    Since then Oberholser has made the most of his golfing expertise, carrying on his involvement with golf off the course by working as a commentator and analyst with the Golf Channel.

    As of the end of 2014 Oberholser had achieved one win on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $7,665,222.