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J.B. Holmes

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 190

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J.B. Holmes fashioned a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open for a four-day tally of 7-under 281, up 19 spots on the live leaderboard to T10. UPDATE: With play completed, Holmes finished T13.
Two days shy of his 34th birthday (Apr. 26th), Holmes completed his fifth Valero with a five-birdie one-bogey offering. His best is T11 in 2011 so he's on track to eclipse that. The 33-year-old, entering off a season-best and career-best finish in a major championship (T4, Masters), began Sunday's play on 3-under T29 (72-70-71). He split 11 (of 14) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and at last check, gained 4.603 strokes tee-to-green -- third for the week in that category at 9.668. He lost 2.336 strokes on the greens however, currently 66th-ranked, including -0.775 in R4, missing four birdie tries from inside of 12 feet and also missing a par putt from 45 inches. Apr 24 - 4:44 PM

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World No. 23 J.B. Holmes rallied for a 4-under-par 36-32=68 on day four of the 80th Masters to put the finishing touches on his third appearance and post 1-under 287, up eight on the live leaderboard to T5. UPDATE: With play completed, Holmes finished in a three-way T4, four shy of champion Danny Willett.

Holmes was unable to defend his title at last week's Houston Open withdrawing prior to the start with a shoulder injury. There was no ill effects for him this week as he drastically improved on T25 in his 2008 tournament debut. The 33-year-old, making his 23rd overall appearance in a major, had not had a prior top 10, posting a previous best of T14 at the 2010 Open Championship. He began his final frame on 3-over (T13) after opening in 72-73-74, just two adrift of the overnight top 10. Holmes circled seven on the card, including a walk-off 3 from 11 feet, to erase three straight bogeys on holes 2-4, and played his final 14 holes in blemish-free 6-under.
Apr 10 - 6:22 PM

Defending champ J.B. Holmes has withdrawn on Wednesday evening prior to the start of the Shell Houston Open and is being replaced in the field by Luke List. UPDATE: Holmes WD with a shoulder injury and did not play in the Wednesday pro-am. UPDATE #2: Holmes returned to action on April 7th with a first-round even-par 72 at the Masters.

No reason is known yet for the WD but we do know he was on the premises and conducted his pre-tourney presser on Tuesday. The 33-year-old is in the published field at next week's Masters where he would be making his third appearance after a missed cut last year and a T25 in 2008. We'll provide any status updates if/as they become available. UPDATE #2: According to his agent Terry Reilly, "He (Holmes) tweaked his shoulder last week and just didn’t want to jeopardize anything this week."
Mar 30 - 8:13 PM

J.B. Holmes erased a six-shot deficit with a final-round 8-under-par 29-35=64 to join a three-man playoff at last year's Shell Houston Open and then won his fourth TOUR title on the second hole of sudden death. UPDATE: Holmes WD on Wednesday evening prior to the start of the tournament with a shoulder injury.

Holmes entered last year's edition 20th in the Official World Golf Ranking and is No. 23 this week, so he's basically in the same place, only this time defending. He had a pair of runner-up finishes in tow on the lead-in last year (WGC-Cadillac, Farmers), and has a pair of T6's this year (Farmers, WMPO). The 33-year-old chased those T6's with T11-T11, but has stumbled of late, with 59th at the WGC-Cadillac (77-72-72-80) and was eliminated in the Group Stage last week at the Match Play with a 1-1-1 record. Holmes ranks third on TOUR in driving distance (313.2) and 68th in scoring average (70.837). His scoring average at the Shell is 70.14 with red numbers in 16 of 22 rounds.
Mar 30 - 12:20 AM

J.B. Holmes prepares for his fourth World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play and plays out of Group 4 with Bubba Watson and TOUR rookies Emiliano Grillo and Patton Kizzire.

Despite losing his first match last year at TPC Harding Park, Holmes went on to win his group with a 2-1 record before being eliminated by Jim Furyk in the Rd. of 16. He tips-in at No. 23 in the Official World Golf Ranking but is the 21-seed as OWGR No. 7 Henrik Stenson (personal) and No. 16 Furyk (wrist) are not in the field. The 33-year-old went 2-2-1 as a rookie member of the 2015 Presidents Cup team in his first National Team appearance since the 2008 Ryder Cup. Holmes is 6-for-6 on the season with five top 25s, ending the top-25 streak with a 59th at the WGC-Cadillac (final-round 80) in his last start.
Mar 22 - 5:53 PM

J.B. Holmes contests his second consecutive WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral and lets loose on Thursday at 11:10 a.m. ET off No. 10 tee with Kevin Kisner and Phil Mickelson.

Overall, this is Holmes' fourth WGC-Cadillac and returns off a solo second in last year's edition, spring-loaded by a 10-under 62 in R1. He chased with 73-70 to lead by five after 54 holes, but 3-over 75 in the finale allowed Dustin Johnson (69) to race past by one. The 33-year-old enters off a four-week run of T6-T6-T11 and T11 in his last start at the Northern Trust (71-66-69-70). He's played 11 WGC tourneys in total, with his runner-up here last year his only stroke-play top-10 finish. The aforementioned 62 is the low lap on the Blue Monster since the 2014 redesign.
Mar 1 - 7:55 PM

J.B. Holmes handled his business at Spyglass Hill Golf Club, turning in a 6-under-par 34-32=66 during round one of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Opening his week on what is generally the hardest track of the three on-tap this week, Holmes signed for the co-low-round of the day at Spyglass Hill. The other 6-under coming from first-timer, Justin Rose. As expected, Holmes chose power over accuracy as he walked off the course ranked T17 in driving distance but just T121 in accuracy off the tee. The bomber has four top 20s in nine tries at this event and its shaping up to be another high finish through 18 holes.
Feb 11 - 5:41 PM

Past champ J.B. Holmes tossed up a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a 72-hole aggregate of 9-under 275, up 11 places on the live leaderboard to T6.

The 2008 WMPO playoff winner opened in a disappointing one-birdie 2-over 73, but closed like a champion with 67-68-67. He played his last 54 holes squaring just two bogeys (one double), but overshadowing them with 15 birdies, five in the finale. At last check, the 33-year-old, who entered the week off a T6 at last week's Farmers, is No. 1 in the field in driving distance (329.0 yards) and first in bogeys with five. Holmes is scheduled to make his 10th appearance at next week's AT&T Pebble Beach.
Feb 7 - 5:15 PM

J.B. Holmes signed for a 4-over-par 38-38=76 in the two-day final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to wrap his 11th appearance at 2-under 286, up three spots on the live leaderboard into a two-way tie for sixth.

Holmes, a playoff loser here last year, resumed on Monday with five holes to complete and posted three pars before a bogey-bogey finish. He began his final round (on Sunday) at 6-under (T9) after opening in 70-68-72. The 33-year-old circled three in the finale against five bogeys after five (of 14) fairways and seven greens in regulation. He races to this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open where he's a two-time winner (2008, 2006) in 10 appearances.
Feb 1 - 3:12 PM

J.B. Holmes got the birdie machine working in round two, signing for a 4-under-par 35-33=68 at the Farmers Insurance Open to reach 6-under 138.

It appears the bomber just needed some more room off the tee. The nearly 7,700 yard layout of today's Torrey Pines South was more his style after a 2-under 70 on the shorter North Course, yesterday. Speaking of length, Holmes currently leads the field in driving distance, averaging 317.6 yards through two rounds. It wasn't all drive for show today, as he rolled in a pair of birdie bombs from outside 20 feet. The first came at the par-4 second and then again at the par-3 eighth. Holmes is just three strokes off the co-leaders and in great position to make a run over the weekend.
Jan 29 - 7:12 PM

J.B. Holmes rebounded with a 5-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for a three-day total of 8-under 211, up four places on the live leaderboard.

The 33-year-old was T3 after 18 holes with an opening 67, but cratered to a 3-over 76 on day two, swallowing a bogey and two doubles against just two birdies. Today's loop promised to be more of the same beginning with back-to-back bogeys after missing each green, but he played his last 16 holes in bogey-free 7-under. While Holmes' fairways and greens numbers in R3 were identical to Friday, with 10 (of 15) and 14 GIR, respectively, he flipped a -6.281 in strokes gained: total into a 1.715 mark at the time he signed his card. Six of his conversions traveled less than 11 feet prior to dropping a 16-footer for birdie-4 on the finishing hole.
Jan 9 - 6:13 PM

J.B. Holmes handled his business with a 6-under-par 34-33=67 during the opening round of this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The bomber coasted out to 3-under through 11 holes before dropping a shot at the par-4 12th thanks to a three-jack from inside seven feet. He bounced back in a big way with four straight birdies, including a 19'4" birdie bomb on the par-4 13th hole. We shouldn't be so quick to crown Holmes as he entered the week with five of his 12 career Hyundai rounds going for par or worse which can prove devastating when the rest of the field is going low.
Jan 7 - 10:46 PM

J.B. Holmes heads back to Hawaii for his fourth start at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

It took Holmes six years to make it back following his second appearance (2009). He's much more efficiency this time around, winning for a second consecutive season. The bomber's latest victory took place at the 2015 Shell Houston Open and earned him a spot in this week's field. Kapalua's Plantation Course is one of the easiest courses on TOUR so it's concerning to see five of Holmes' 12 rounds here going for par or worse.
Jan 5 - 7:24 PM

J.B. Holmes and Bubba Watson cruised to a 3-and-2 victory over Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott in Thursday foursomes at the Presidents Cup.

The short story here is that Holmes more than filled Jim Furyk's shoes in the opening session at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. All five of the points won by the bombers, who went out in the first match of the day, were birdies converted by Holmes. The quintet included rolls of 13'12" and 10'6" at the second and fifth holes, respectively. His connection from 24'9" for a 3 at the par-4 16th concluded the match. The International tandem won only two holes, but they were behind after Holmes' first birdie. When they shook hands, the U.S. led 2-0 in the competition.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:40:00 AM

J.B. Holmes turns his attention toward Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea ahead of his debut at this week's Presidents Cup.

The power of intimidation cannot go unnoticed when it comes to match play and team formats. The bomber can certainly lay the pressure on heavy as he bombs it miles down the fairway. His career resume backs it up as he owns a 6-4-0 record in singles and 1-0-1 in Ryder Cup fourball. Playing as a late fill-in for the injured Jim Furyk, Holmes should hold his own this week in Incheon, Korea.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 09:00:00 PM