Oberholser withdraws from Pro-Am with hand injury

San Jose State grad Arron Oberholser said on Thursday his first goal right now is to play four rounds of golf without hurting his hand.

Earlier today, after playing nine holes of the third round at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Oberholser withdrew from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am because of a hand injury.

You can read the story we had in Friday’s paper here.

Oberholser’s injuries have been well documented. He had four surgeries to his left hand and a surgery to his hip that prevented him from competing in PGA Tour events for several years.

He played in the Phoenix Open last weekend and missed the cut by one stroke. Prior to that, Oberholser hadn’t competed in a PGA Tour event since the Frys.com Open in 2009.

Thursday marked Oberholser’s first apperance at the Pro-Am since 2006, the same year he won the event. But he won’t be able to finish it.

Oberholser was 3-under-par before withdrawing from the event.

He’s been playing on a Major Medical Extension since 2009. Beginning the year with 14 starts left, Oberholser has 12 starts remaining to earn $349,854 to retain his status.

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