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 Invitational.
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 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.