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J.B. Holmes

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 190

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J.B. Holmes looks forward to the challenge at Nine Bridges as he turns his attention toward this week's CJ CUP at Nine Bridges, being held on Jeju Island, just south of South Korea's mainland.
The big hitter should enjoy this week's par-72 layout that is played in slight altitude but still checks in under 7,200 yards. His last outing in similar altitude, he posted a T9 at the 2017 Greenbrier Classic. More recently, he's been off the radar for most gamers, finishing outside the top 25 in his last four international starts. Making his first start of the PGA TOUR season, Holmes will be guaranteed a paycheck and some FedExCup Points in this week's no-cut format. Fantasy gamers will be more interested in his birdies and eagles this week as he sets to take on a four-pack of par 5s each round. Oct 17 - 1:22 PM
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J.B. Holmes will not play in this week's Dell Technologies Championship, putting an end to his 2016-17 PGA TOUR season. UPDATE: Holmes returned to action Oct. 5th at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and made the scheduled 54-hole cut on 5-under 73-66-72=211, currently T41.

At 88th in the FedExCup standings, Holmes had the option to play this week but he did not commit. He missed the cut at least week's NORTHERN TRUST, as he lost strokes to the field in all four sub-categories of strokes gained statistics (just the second time he's done that since the start of 2015). With only the top 70 advancing on to play in the BMW Championship, Holmes is now done for the season. If any serious injury news gets passed along we will make sure to update.
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Aug 28 - 6:04 PM

World No. 55 J.B. Holmes styled a 4-under-par 31-36=67 in the third round of the 99th PGA Championship for a three-day total of 1-over 214, up 48 places on the live leaderboard to T21 and matching the low round in the clubhouse with Satoshi Kodaira.

The Kentuckian landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 1.650 strokes off-the-tee and 3.558 tee-to-green. On a difficult day for scoring at Quail Hollow Club, he outpaced three bogeys at 11, 13 and 15 (3-putt from 60'9"), with seven birdies at 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 15. His split featured two conversions from between 12 and 20 feet, posting 1.583 putts per GIR and 1.648 SG: Putting. This is the 35-year-old's ninth PGA with two prior top 25s and overall, his 30th major appearance with two previous top 10s, including a best of 3rd at the 2016 Open Championship (Royal Troon).
Aug 12 - 6:08 PM

World No. 51 J.B. Holmes is in Akron, Ohio, for his eighth WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and checks in 85th in the FedExCup standings.

The 35-year-old, in the field as a member of last year's Ryder Cup team, owns a 70.64 scoring average at the par-70 Firestone CC in 28 career laps and is still looking for his first top 25 (T26/2014). Overall, it's his 20th WGC event with three prior top 10s, most recently runner-up at the 2015 Cadillac (Doral). The University of Kentucky product is 17-for-20 on the season with seven top 25s, one of those a T12 at the WGC-Mexico, and just two top 10s, one individually (T9, Greenbrier). He arrives off a T54 at The Open and T14 last week in Canada.
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Aug 2 - 5:23 PM

World No. 51 J.B. Holmes navigated a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 9-under 271, up three spots to T8 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Holmes finished T9.

After kicking off in 68-69-66, the 35-year-old began T11 on 7-under, one shy of the overnight top 10. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and conjured 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.781 strokes approaching-the-green. The University of Kentucky product squared bogey-5s at holes 6 and 13, outpaced by three conventional birdies at 5, 12, and 14, adding birdie-2 at 15 from the right fairway 15'4" away. He posted 1.700 putts per GIR and 1.163 SG: Putting, needing 25 total putts. Holmes has five cashes in six tries at the Greenbrier, all T27s or better, and has 12 straight laps in the 60s, but this is his first top 10. It's his sixth top 25 of the season in 18 starts and second top 10, first individually (T5, Zurich teamed w/ Bubba Watson).
Jul 9 - 5:16 PM

World No. 51 J.B. Holmes enjoyed a bogey-free 4-under-par 31-35=66 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic to reach 7-under 203, up 24 spots to T9 with play still in progress.

After opening in 68-69, the 35-year-old has now put 15 straight in the red column at The Old White TPC and 18 of his last 19. Overall, this is his sixth appearance with three prior top 25s, including a best of T16 in the inaugural edition in 2010, highlighted by a still-career-low 60 in Round 3. The University of Kentucky product found 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.904 strokes off-the-tee, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 4.574. He ended with eight straight pars, did not circle either of the par 5s on the inward nine, but carded birdies at holes 1, 5, 6 and 10, all from inside of nine feet. Holmes posted 1.692 putts per GIR and 0.707 SG: Putting, taking 28 total putts.
Jul 8 - 3:18 PM

J.B. Holmes smoothed a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during round two of the U.S. Open Championship, entering the top 5 with a two-day tally of 6-under 138.

The big-hitting Kentuckian took advantage of Erin Hill's wide fairways, finding 12 (of 14) while averaging 335.4 yards. That included 12 drives over 300 yards, five of them over 340 yards. It was high-quality iron and wedge play from there and he stood over five birdie looks from inside 10 feet today, converting four of them. Finding pre-cut success in majors is nothing new for Holmes who led the 2008 PGA Championship at the midpoint and also positioned himself T3 at the 2010 PGA Championship, going on to finish T29 and T24 respectively.
Jun 16 - 8:28 PM

The big-hitting J.B. Holmes fashioned a 3-under-par 32-37=69 during the opening round of the U.S. Open Championship, staking out a spot four strokes off the torrid pace set by Rickie Fowler.

Holmes raced out to a 4-under start before making the turn, highlighted by a 51'7" birdie bomb at the par-3 ninth. The ball was hanging on the collar at the bottom of the bowled green, needing a big swipe just to get up the hill. Holmes would swallow bogeys at 10, 12, and 13 before rallying late with birdies at 16 and 18. The birdie at 16 was another long-distance putt, this time from 26'2". Holmes should continue to use his distance to take advantage of the lengthy Erin Hills layout. The wildcard will be whether he can avoid the big numbers, with tall fescue swallowing many errant tee shots on day one.
Jun 15 - 6:36 PM

J.B. Holmes blitzed the back nine at TPC Southwind during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, escaping with a 6-under-par 34-30=64, reaching 2-under 138 to climb above the cut line and earn a weekend tee time.

Holmes opened the week with a 4-over 74 and traded two birdies with one bogey over his first 12 holes today. At that point he was staring a missed cut straight in the eye. From there, he rattled off four straight birdies and then walked off with a final birdie at the closing par-4 18th. The back-nine rally was kicked off with a 60'8" hole out and the streak also included a 26'1" birdie bomb. Holmes arrived with two straight missed cuts so this late rally was crucial for his confidence heading into Erin Hills next week. At the moment this matches the low round of the day (Adam Scott) and also the tournament.
Jun 9 - 6:41 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 44 J.B. Holmes cratered to a 12-over-par 40-44=84 in the final round of THE PLAYERS, dropping 40 spots to T41 on 3-over 291, a distant 13 in arrears of champion Si Woo Kim, who shot bogey-free 69 out of the penultimate twosome.

This was the 35-year-old's 36th lap at TPC Sawgrass and his worst showing by six strokes. It also tied the worst score of the tournament with two others, and tied a career worst in his 845th career round, withdrawing from the 2006 Wachovia Championship after a first-round 84. After opening in 68-69-70, the Orlando resident co-led with Kyle Stanley, his seventh career 54-hole lead/co-lead and drops to 3-for-7. He mustered eight (of 14) fairways and seven greens in regulation, posting -7.939 SG: Tee-to-Green and -2.455 SG: Putting. Holmes scribbled down just four pars, circling four birdies against seven bogeys, two doubles, and quintuple bogey-8 at the 17th.
May 14 - 9:15 PM

World No. 44 J.B. Holmes authored a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of THE PLAYERS to post 9-under 207, up two spots and good for a share of the 54-hole lead with overnight co-leader Kyle Stanley, who shot 72.

This is the 35-year-old's seventh career 54-hole lead/co-lead in his 258th career start. He was the 54-hole leader at the 2015 WGC-Cadillac (Doral), finishing solo 2nd, a 54-hole co-leader at the 2015 Farmers, finishing T2, and the 54-hole leader at the 2010 Valero, finishing T13. The Orlando resident was the 54-hole leader at the 2014 Wells Fargo and the 2006 & 2008 FBR Opens, winning all three of those. After opening in 68-69, he began in solo 3rd on 7-under, two short of Stanley and Louis Oosthuizen, and conjured five (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation. Holmes opened with 10 straight pars before circling 11 and 12. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 14 (watered tee ball), but got it back with birdie-2 at 17 from 5'2". The Kentucky native needed just 25 total putts and posted 1.700 putts per GIR and 4.275 SG: Putting, pacing the field in both of the latter stats.
May 13 - 7:47 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 44 J.B. Holmes signed for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 after the second round of THE PLAYERS to post 7-under 137, two back of 36-hole clubhouse leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley.

The 35-year-old landed nine (of 14) fairways and mustered 10 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 1.500 putts per GIR and 2.524 SG: Putting. He was bogey-free 5-under thru 16 holes, circling holes 16, 1, 2, 4 and 6, but stumbled to a bogey-bogey finish, both on failed scrambles. The University of Kentucky product's split featured four from inside of 11 feet, adding a bomb from 47'6" a the par-4 sixth. He began the day in a four-way T3 and is currently in solo 3rd.
May 12 - 6:36 PM

J.B. Holmes coasted to a 4-under-par 35-33=68 during the opening round of THE PLAYERS, claiming the early title of clubhouse leader with play still in progress. UPDATE: McGirt would pass him shortly after with a 5-under 67 that included a pair of eagles.

Holmes put on a ball-striking clinic today, setting himself up with six birdie looks from inside 19 feet, before even making the turn. He would give himself three more on the homeward nine while also converting twice from downtown. The first was a 36'2" birdie bomb at the par-4 12th and later would hole out from 29'5" at the infamous par-3 17th. Notable blemishes came at the 4th where he rinsed his approach and the 13th where he missed from inside four feet. Holmes is making his 11th appearance at TPC Sawgrass, with four top 20s already on his resume. If he holds onto this lead by day's end it will be his sixth career lead/co-lead after 18 holes, and first since the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
May 11 - 1:10 PM

J.B. Holmes rallied late to pencil a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round one of the Wells Fargo Championship, placing him one stroke off the early lead.

The big hitter was slow out of the gates today, giving himself just three birdie looks from inside 25 feet over the opening 11 holes. He converted one of those, a 25-footer for birdie at the par-4 seventh. His approach play came around as he neared the clubhouse. Holmes gave himself seven straight birdie looks from inside 18 feet to end the round, splashing home the birdie putt on five of those chances, including a three-hole birdie train to end the round. Today's round was a great example of staying patient as it could have easily got away from him early when his long game was struggling. Holmes is now in good position heading into round two.
May 4 - 6:09 PM

In four-ball action in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, J.B. Holmes and Bubba Watson fashioned a bogey-free 8-under-par 34-30=64 to reach 19-under 269, up three places on the live leaderboard to T5.

After opening in 73 (alternate shot) and 64 (best ball) the Florida residents were one of 11 teams to make the cut on the number (T32). A 4-under 68 on Day 3 alternate shot vaulted them 24 spots to begin the final frame T8 on 11-under, eight adrift of 54-hole leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. Each circled one birdie-4 at Nos. 2 and 7, while Watson's par 4s at 1 and 5 counted on the card with Holmes struggling to bogeys. Holmes rebounded with birdies at 10, 14 (chip-in from 33'10" away) and 18, while Watson circled 11, 12 and 16, the latter after stiffing his approach to the par 4 from 123 yards away to six inches.
Apr 30 - 8:41 PM