PGA Championship notebook - Aaron Oberholser fights through injuries

Released on = August 10, 2007, 11:16 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Aaron Oberholser re-fashions his swing due to injuries, Rory
Sabbatini meets his fans, and the players\' thoughts on the \"improved\" No. 18 at
Southern Hills.

Press Release Body = Tim McDonald,
National Golf Editor,
Golf Publisher Syndications

TULSA, Okla. - Aaron Oberholser is battling much more than the heat at the 89th PGA
Championship at Southern Hills Country Club

Oberholser has basically re-tooled his swing this year, after changing his posture,
which had been causing back problems.

\"So, inherently, my swing changed,\" Oberholser said. \"I\'ve struggled with it this
year. I don\'t know where my misses are going.\"

Worse, he has a broken bone in his right hand, causing him intermittent pain.
Earlier in his career, he had a broken bone in his left hand, and over-compensating
for that resulted in tendonitis in both elbows.

Still, Oberholser had one of the better rounds of the day, shooting a 68 that left
him among the day\'s leaders.

\"I stayed out of my own way,\" he said. \"Had a good time out there. I didn\'t think
about it.\"

Rory Sabbatini: The autograph man
Rory Sabbatini, fan favorite? Sabbatini puts off a lot of fans and players alike
with his occasionally rude behavior, fast play and statements about how \"beatable\"
Tiger Woods is.

Not to mention the fact he had a fan kicked out of last week\'s WGC Bridgestone

But, this week, especially on Tuesday, he was high on the fans\' list for signing
autographs in the Tulsa heat, more than any other player.

He signed hundreds of autographs for more than 20 minutes, according to the Tulsa
World, while other players made only brief forays into the world of autographs.
Tiger Woods, of course, walked past the fans and didn\'t sign one.

\"This is what I do every week, every practice round,\" Sabbatini told the paper.

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August 3, 2007
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