Sean OHair Good with the 4-Iron


Redemption thy name is 4-iron. It’s not that Sean O’Hair’s tee shot at Quail Hollow Club’s 17th was the steeliest of shots, and his bogey followed by a three-putt at the last made for a nervous few minutes, but given O’Hair’s history down the stretch with tournament hardware on the line, it was progress.
O’Hair rinsed a few at TPC Sawgrass’ 17th a few years back to dunk his title hopes and earlier this year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational he found another watery fate at Bay Hill’s 16th. On Sunday at Quail Hollow, O’Hair’s 4-iron tee shot at the demanding 17th avoided the water and his bogey-bogey finish was good enough to hold off the likes of Tiger Woods, Lucas Glover and Bubba Watson.
It’s worth pointing out that O’Hair’s misses at the 2007 Players against Phil Mickelson and Woods at Bay Hill have given him a rare trail-under-fire seasoning among the game’s American young guns. Seasoning that likely made things a tad easier at Quail Hollow.