Tulsa, Okla.-----Former San Jose State University golf star Arron Oberholser posted his best major tournament finish of his professional career tying for fourth place at the 89th PGA Championship hosted by the Southern Hills Country Club.
The All-America Spartan shot a final round, one-under par 69 to tie for fourth place at 279. He birdied #8, #11 and #13 to offset bogeys on #1 and #2.
Tiger Woods finished first with a 271 total for 72 holes. Woody Austin, who played his college golf at the University of Miami was second at 274. South Africa’s Ernie Els was third at 275. John Senden of Australia tied Oberholser for fourth. None of the 66 players who played the final 36 holes were under par for the final major championship of the 2007 Professional Golfers Association season.
Since he joined the PGA Tour on a full-time basis in 2003, Oberholser has five top-20 finishes in 10 major championship tournaments. The native of San Luis Obispo, Calif., tied for ninth at the 2005 U.S. Open, tied for 13th at the 2004 PGA Championship, tied for 14th at the 2006 Masters and tied for 16th at the 2006 U.S. Open.
By finishing in the top-15, Oberholser earned an exemption into the 2008 PGA Championship and the 2008 Masters.