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J.B. Holmes |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 190
College: University of Kentucky

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J.B. Holmes added a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in his second round of the PGA Championship.
It wasn't the prettiest round of golf in the history of the sport, but he'll take it. Holmes found only six (of 14) fairways and hit 10 greens in regulation en route to three birdies against one bogey. He's played the four par 5s in bogey-free 4-under, so there are more shots to be gained on those holes in the second half. At 5-under 139, he's just four swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Aug 15 - 9:39 AM

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J.B. Holmes twirled a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's opening round of the 97th PGA Championship, coming to rest two shots off the clubhouse lead.

Holmes has been hanging red numbers all season, but he's yet to find another top 20 since winning the playoff in Houston over four months ago. Today at Whistling Straits, he went 7-for-14 in scoring opportunities with seven birdies, including successful attempts from 10'8" and 23'4" at the par-4 10th and 15th holes, respectively. He also squared three bogeys, including a three-jack from just outside 43 feet at the par-4 eighth hole. If there was a primary negative, it's that Holmes concluded his round bogey-bogey.
Aug 13 - 3:11 PM

J.B. Holmes hopes to snap out of a post-win slump at this week's PGA Championship.

The word slump is relative here, but Holmes hasn't finished inside the top 20 in eight stroke-play starts since winning the Shell Houston Open in April. The lengthy Whistling Straits layout could be the perfect track for Holmes to get back in contention, as he finished T24 here back in 2010. Gamers should give him a look this week in salary-cap games since his current stretch of poor play is reflected in his salary.
Aug 11 - 8:39 AM

J.B. Holmes finished tied for 14th at the 2010 Open Championship and returns for another crack at The Old Course at St. Andrews.

The bomber has plenty of room to navigate his tee shots on this wide-open venue, so it's no surprise to saw that success last time around. Unfortunately, it still remains as his lone top 15 in a major championship. That makes Holmes a nice play in salary-cap formats, but not someone you should push all your chips in on.
Jul 14 - 10:59 PM

J.B. Holmes settled for a 1-over-par 36-35=71 on Saturday at the 115th U.S. Open for a three-day total of 1-under 209, currently three shots back of the clubhouse leader Jason Day.

Holmes capped off his day with a mid-range par putt at the last from 14 feet. Important, but it wasn't his shot of the day. That came in the form of a eagle-2, hole-out from the green-side bunker at the par-4 16th. Holmes began the day in a three-way tie for ninth at 2-under. He tacked on two birdies to his eagle, both from inside eight feet, but they were outbalanced with five bogeys at Nos. 5, 7, 11, 15 and 17. In total, the 33-year-old landed nine (of 14) fairways, hit 12 greens in regulation and registered 1.78 putts per GIR, slightly under the current field average of 1.82.
Jun 20 - 9:57 PM

J.B. Holmes rattled off a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the U.S. Open to reach the halfway point in 2-under 138, good for a share of the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After measuring 7,497 yards on Thursday, Chambers Bay stretched 7,695 yards today. The first hole is a par 5 today while No. 18 is a par 4; those pars were opposing in the lid-lifter. Today, Holmes landed 14 greens in regulation and circled an eagle (from five feet at the par-5 eighth) and six birdies to help offset four bogeys. This is his fifth appearance in this tournament and 20th start in a major, but he's yet to find a top 10.
Jun 19 - 4:15 PM

J.B. Holmes draws first and second round pairings with Japan's Ryo Ishikawa and England's Luke Donald at the 115th U.S. Open.

After a four-year hiatus from the nation's championship, Holmes placed T17 in last year's edition at Pinehurst No. 2, a career-best on five U.S. Open appearances. In total, he's 3-for-5, adding a T27 in 2009 at Bethpage State Park. The 33-year-old is 11-for-15 on the season, winning the Shell Houston Open in a playoff (his fourth career PGA TOUR title) and adding runner-up finishes at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and the Farmers Insurance Open. Holmes enters the week at sixth in the FedExCup standings and No. 13 in the Official World Golf Ranking. In the season's first major, he missed the cut by one stroke on rounds of 76-71.
Jun 17 - 9:55 AM

J.B. Holmes completed 36 holes of the Wells Fargo Championship in 1-over-par 69-76=145 and will miss the cut.

As his score indicates, Holmes played well on Thursday, but he squared five bogeys and a double to erase three birdies today. He found only five (of 14) fairways and eight greens in regulation en route the weekend off. Holmes' strokes gained: tee-to-green today measured -5.633 at last check. Meanwhile, he ranked 15th in the field in strokes gained: putting with an aggregate clip of 2.864.
May 15 - 6:43 PM

J.B. Holmes opened his title defense of the Wells Fargo Championship with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 and sits two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Holmes piled up four red numbers at Quail Hollow en route victory last year, but he now has 12 in his last 14 rounds on the track (dating back to 2010). He went 5-for-5 in scrambling but squared a three-putt bogey from 41'4" at the par-3 second hole. Elsewhere, he collected four birdies, the longest measuring just 11'1" at the par-4 first hole. Somewhat disappointingly, the bomber parred all four par 5s.
May 14 - 12:52 PM

J.B. Holmes returns to Quail Hollow Club for a chance to defend his 2014 Wells Fargo Championship title.

Holmes split just 26 (of 56) fairways last year on his way to victory. It goes to show that accuracy is trumped by distance on a course like Quail Hollow that caters to the tee-to-green specialists. Defending champions have not fared well at this event. In fact, four of the last five winners have missed the cut, either the 36-hole or 54-hole cut. Holmes is a perfect fit on paper this week, but they play four rounds of golf for a reason.
May 13 - 8:40 AM

In a match that won't be featured on any instructional videos, J.B. Holmes beat Brooks Koepka 2 and 1 in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Holmes benefited from the poorer playing of his fellow American. They opened with three pars apiece, and then bogeyed the par-4 fifth for another halve. Three more pars apiece followed before Koepka bogeyed the par-4 eighth to give Holmes the first lead of the match. Another Koepka bogey at 10 doubled the deficit. He returned to 1-down with a birdie-3 at 12 before they traded another three consecutive pars. After matching birdies at 16, Holmes closed it out with a par-3 at 17. Both winners in 2015 finished pool play 2-1, but Holmes owns the tiebreaker due to today's win. Russell Henley (0-2) and Marc Warren (1-1) were already mathematically eliminated.
May 1 - 7:25 PM

It took J.B. Holmes 19 holes, but he got by Russell Henley in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Henley will be kicking himself tonight if he already isn’t. By reaching 0-2, not only is he mathematically eliminated from advancing, but he didn’t trail in this match until the outcome. Henley held no better than a 1-up lead after Nos. 4, 5, 8, 9 and 15, but Holmes’ birdie-3 at 16 kept the flag centered in this tug-of-war. Holmes won it with a birdie-4 at the first hole where Henley bogeyed. Henley lost the par-4 10th with a double bogey, but he matched double bogeys at the par-3 13th, thus losing a golden opportunity to take advantage. He’ll wrap up the week against Marc Warren. Holmes will grapple with Brooks Koepka.
Apr 30 - 5:39 PM

Marc Warren surprised J.B. Holmes 2 and 1 in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

The Scot got away with one in his debut today. Holmes opened bogey-par-bogey-bogey and sat 3-down after just four holes. He recovered with birdies at 8 and 9, but didn't square the match until 15. Alas, Warren poured in a birdie at the par-4 16th (to Holmes' bogey) and clinched with a bogey at the par-3 17th where Holmes squared a 5. Overall, Holmes converted four birdies against six bogeys and a double. Warren found just the one birdie and swallowed three bogeys. Nonetheless, he's in terrific position for the long haul. Up next is Brooks Koepka in the second round. Holmes will face Russell Henley on Thursday.
Apr 29 - 7:46 PM

This week will mark J.B. Holmes' third World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, but first since 2011, and he will face Marc Warren, Brooks Koepka and Russell Henley in Group 12 round-robin play.

Holmes lost in round one at his 2008 WGC-Match Play debut to eventual champion Tiger Woods, and reached the quarter-finals in his last appearance in 2011. His only other professional match-play experience in singles was a 2 and 1 win over Soren Hansen at the 2008 Ryder Cup. The 33-year-old followed his win at the Shell Houston Open with a disappointing missed cut at the Masters, but he's added two other seconds this year, including solo second at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.
Apr 28 - 1:27 PM

With a par on the second playoff hole, J.B. Holmes emerged with the victory at the Shell Houston Open, his fourth career on the PGA TOUR.

Holmes stole one today. He started the day six shots off the lead, but closed with an 8-under-par 29-35=64 to post 16-under 272. He then waited for Johnson Wagner and Jordan Spieth to match. After Spieth was eliminated in the first playoff hole (the par-4 18th) by failing to par, the remaining duo returned to the tee. Holmes settled for a par on the second trip through after a makeable look at birdie slid right, but Wagner's attempt to tie lipped out. The champ vaulted out of the gate in regulation with birdies on his first five holes. He added birdies on Nos. 7 and 8. With a par on the ninth, he tied the front-nine record at the Golf Club of Houston. Holmes added another birdie on the par-4 11th and dropped a 28'6" bomb on the par-4 12th for yet another birdie. He played his final six in 1-over. As he takes this momentum to the Masters, he can also plan trips to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
Apr 5 - 4:42 PM