Arron Oberholserand Mike McCallister met for the first time last Thursday, minutes before theyteamed up in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. "I've played a lot aroundhere so we should be O.K.," Oberholser told McCallister, 53, a six handicapand the president of Humana, a health-benefits company in Louisville. By Sundaythey were more than O.K., as Oberholser secured his first Tour victory, and heand McCallister, who was playing in his second AT&T, tied for the pro-amtitle, finishing at 33 under par, as did pro Hunter Mahan and Alan Heuer, theCOO of MasterCard International. It was only the seventh time in 65 years thata pro has won the tournament and the pro-am.... Mike Weir was tied withOberholser going into the final round, marking the ninth time in his careerthat he's led or co-led after 54 holes. In those instances Weir has won onlyonce, at the '03 Nissan Open, and shot 75 or higher the other eight times.
The AT&Tenjoyed unusually good weather, except for Friday afternoon, when it got socold so fast that the pro shop at Spyglass Hill, which was hosting thecelebrity rotation that day, sold $42,000 worth of apparel. "It dropped 25degrees right as the big names were making the turn," said head pro BillSendell. "We went to the cash registers and didn't look up for fourhours."
February 20, 2006
If Tim Clarklooked a little shaggy last week, it's because he is involved in a bet withAdam Scott and Sergio García. "The first guy to cut his hair loses,"Clark said. "I've seen Adam [playing in the Johnnie Walker Classic inPerth, Australia] on TV, and his is getting quite long. In San Diego [at theBuick Invitational], Sergio's hair seemed a little short--I think he may becheating." Clark says the wager involves "a minimal amount of money,but if anyone shoots 80, they have to shave it all off. We've been joking thatwith the new length at Augusta we may all be walking around therebald."
• The latestballot for the World Golf Hall of Fame includes the newly eligible John Dalyand José María Olaàbal. • Kevin Stadler, who won the Johnnie Walker with a20-under 268, eagled the 514-yard 18th hole at the Vines Resort's Lakes coursethree times.
• A new InsideGolf column appears every weekday at SI.com/Golf.
Survey Says ...
The chart shows the percentages of players who carriedat least one hybrid in the last two Pebble Beach Pro-Ams. In '06 half thehybrids were TaylorMades, and the company's 19-degree Rescue Dual was the mostpopular model.
Pros 2005 -- 32% 2006 -- 49%
Ams 2005 -- 36% 2006 -- 53%
The Darrell Survey has tracked equipment usage at proand amateur tournaments since 1938.
With two wins in two senior starts, Loren Roberts is 50and loving it
BOSS OF THE MOSS + CRYBABY - STAR POWER + BRUSH WITHGREATNESS * TWO WINS = THE NEW SHERIFF
"This could be a breakout year for NatalieGulbis." --THE PEPPER MILL, PAGE G20