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J.B. Holmes |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 190
College: University of Kentucky

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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

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J.B. Holmes followed his opening 65 at the Shell Houston Open with a 2-under-par 36-34=70 to post 9-under 135, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Holmes probably has mixed emotions at the moment. He landed 17 greens in regulation and came away with only three birdies, all measuring between 10-13 feet. He also bogeyed the only hole where he didn't manufacture a scoring opportunity (the par-4 second) and whiffed on three tries from seven feet and in. So, as the old saying goes, he probably couldn't have shot any worse, and that's a good thing if you're on board entering the weekend. He's been knocking on the door for a couple of months, so it stands to reason that it'll will open at some point. The Golf Club of Houston fits his profile, but he's going to need to sharpen his execution to attend the trophy celebration.
Apr 3 - 2:06 PM

J.B. Holmes lapped the Golf Club of Houston in 7-under-par 30-35=65 in today's opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

Holmes sprung out of the gates today with an eagle from the fairway 85 yards out at the par-4 10th hole. He circled four birdies before the turn, the longest from just 13'9" at the par-4 17th. Birdies at 4 and 5 ensued, the latter falling from the fringe four yards away. Holmes' only hiccup occurred at the par-4 sixth. He surprised himself with an uncharacteristically horrible escape from a fairway bunker to its resting place way right of the green. It led to bogey. He'd go on to sign his card sitting just two strokes off Scott Piercy's overnight lead. For the day, Holmes split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. Today's score sets a personal low in 19 official rounds on GC of Houston where he's logged top 15s in three of his last four starts.
Apr 2 - 7:13 PM

At 1-under-par 73-70=143, J.B. Holmes missed the cut on the number at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Well, so much for that. He split 21 (of 28) fairways but reeled off only 23 greens in regulation. Holmes also erased nine birdies with six bogeys and a double. This not only ends a strong consecutive paydays streak at five, but it's also his first MC in nine appearance at Bay Hill. Other notables that have the weekend off as well include: 143--2004 champ Chad Campbell; Paul Casey; Tony Finau; Andres Gonzales; Colt Knost ... 144--Sangmoon Bae; Graeme McDowell ... 145--Shane Lowry ... 146--2006 champ Rod Pampling; Chris Kirk ... 147--1999 champ Tim Herron ... 148--2014 U.S. Amateur champ Gunn Yang ... 149--Rory Sabbatini ... 150--Robert Streb; Scott Stallings ... 151--Boo Weekley ... 159--1990 champ Robert Gamez.
Mar 20 - 7:15 PM

J.B. Holmes swallowed a 3-over-par 39-36=75 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to finish alone in second place at 8-under 280.

It was a poor start at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course that sealed his fate. He bogeyed the third, fifth and sixth holes and added a fourth bogey at the par-4 14th hole. His only birdie of the day was of the two-putt variety at the par-4 16th, after his tee shot found the putting surface. The irons cost him, as he landed just half of his greens in regulation despite splitting 10 of 14 fairways. He will take plenty of positives away from sleeping on the lead for three nights, and should be a factor again sooner rather than later.
Mar 8 - 7:00 PM

J.B. Holmes rallied for a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and leads by five strokes at 11-under 205 with 18 to play.

Holmes couldn't find a birdie over his first 13 holes at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course, but he did find a hole-in-one from 207 yards on the par-3 fourth with a 7-iron. He wasn't the only one, as Dustin Johnson also wrote down the same number on the scorecard two groups earlier. When Holmes finally did hop on the birdie train, he stayed on it for a while. He circled four birdies in succession beginning with the par-4 14th hole, with three of those dropping from between 11 and 13 feet. He ended his day with a bogey on the par-4 18th, but he certainly wasn't the only one to drop a shot on that one. If he can avoid any big mistakes in Sunday's finale, it will be very hard for the field to catch him.
Mar 7 - 6:05 PM

Overnight leader J.B. Holmes followed his opening 62 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship with a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in today's second to post 9-under 135, good for a two-stroke lead after 36 holes.

Holmes opened with an unthinkable bad break at the par-5 first hole. After piping his drive 360 yards into the fairway, he nutted his approach to the front-center of the green, only to watch it roll out, curl right and into the water. He'd bogey the hole. After a birdie from 12'3" at the par-4 second, Holmes found water again on approach at the par-4 third, which he'd bogey. He'd go on to trade four birdies with two bogeys and a double bogey, the last of which occurred after he rinsed his drive at the par-4 finisher. Holmes' longest conversion of the round fell for par from just inside 13 feet at the par-4 seventh. He's been a nice run of late, so there's no reason to suspect that he won't figure into the equation at Trump National Doral on the weekend.
Mar 6 - 6:26 PM

J.B. Holmes thrashed Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course for a bogey-free, 10-under-par 32-30=62 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Needless to say, he'll go to bed tonight with the outright lead and by four strokes to boot. Holmes split only seven (of 14) fairways, but he landed 15 greens in regulation to set up the brilliant round. While an eagle-3 at the 12th hole stands out -- he secured it with a tap-in after motoring his drive 376 yards off the tee and approach from 226 yards -- Holmes go to work elsewhere. He circled eight birdies, five of which from outside 11 feet including a pair from just outside 33 feet at Nos. 11 and 17. He also walked off in style, getting up and down from a greenside bunker at the par-3 ninth, pouring in the par save from 20-and-a-half feet. At last check, Holmes' strokes gained: tee-to-green clip measured 7.350. Remarkably, his score is just one off the course record set by Stephen Ames on the old, easier design in 2000.
Mar 5 - 5:36 PM

The latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking will exempt nine golfers into the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on March 5-8.

The top 50 at the conclusion of action around the world both this past weekend and next weekend will gain entry if not already eligible. J.B. Holmes is currently 41st thanks to a strong stretch that began with a playoff loss at the Farmers Insurance Open. He's since placed T10 at Pebble Beach and T22 at the Northern Trust. The bomber will be getting his first look of the overhauled Trump National Doral where he hasn't competed since 2010. The other eight that needed the OWGR for a berth into the limited field are: Phil Mickelson (19th in the OWGR); Lee Westwood (27th); Charl Schwartzel (29th); Keegan Bradley (31st); Ryan Moore (33rd); Brandt Snedeker (35th); Jason Dufner (47th); Luke Donald (48th). The top 10 in the FedExCup standings at the conclusion of The Honda Classic will also be granted an exemption.
Feb 23 - 3:41 AM

J.B. Holmes held on for a 2-under-par 32-37=69 in the third round of the Northern Trust Open to join a four-man clubhouse lead at 5-under 208.

Holmes circled three birdies on his first six holes at Riviera Country Club to begin his third round, with birdies on the par-4 third and par-3 fourth holes falling from between 29 and 30 feet. He stubbed his toe on the back nine, handing back a pair of bogeys on the 12th and 13th holes, before ending his day with a kick-in birdie at the par-4 18th. He was just in contention at the Farmers Insurance Open two weeks ago, ultimately falling short in a playoff, so it should be fresh on his mind as to how to deal with the jitters on Sunday.
Feb 21 - 5:39 PM

J.B. Holmes arrived at the midpoint of the Northern Trust Open in 3-under-par 70-69=139 and sits just three swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Holmes is really feelin' it right now, not to mention that he connected five top 15s at Riviera from 2008-2012. Despite piping only 13 (of 28) fairways and hitting just 20 greens in regulation this week, he's converted eight birdies against five bogeys. Three of today's five par breakers stretched longer than 12 feet. The highlight disappeared from off the green 11 yards away at the par-4 seventh.
Feb 20 - 8:08 PM

J.B. Holmes continued his solid overall play with a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to post 15-under 272.

Holmes seemed headed for a forgettable finish when the sun rose today. He was so far out of the picture that he opened today's walk around Pebble Beach on the par-4 10th hole. He then bogeyed it. But last week's playoff loser went on to convert nine birdies set up by 13 greens in regulation. And he was seriously dialed in as his longest traveled just 10'3" at the par-4 eighth hole. Look for him again at this week's Northern Trust Open where he finished no worse than T12 (2011) from 2008-2012.
Feb 15 - 5:34 PM

Overnight co-leader J.B. Holmes backed up for a 2-over-par 33-40=73 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course in his second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

This hurts. Holmes cruised to bogey-free 3-under after six holes, but the wheels began falling off with bogeys at 7 and 8. He'd pick off one more birdie (at the par-5 12th) before closing with four pars, a bogey-5 at 15 and a triple bogey at the par-4 17th. When you hit 13 greens in regulation as he did today, anything over par is a serious disappointment, but at 6-under 137, he's suddenly six strokes off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders with Spyglass Hill on tap in the third round.
Feb 13 - 6:41 PM

J.B. Holmes fashioned an 8-under-par 32-32=64 on the host course in his opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, good for early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Bouncing off a playoff loss at Torrey Pines, Holmes didn't let the sting of that bother him at Pebble Beach Golf Links today. He opened his week with a hole-out for eagle from 123 yards at the par-4 10th. After a birdie-bogey swap at 11 and 12, he picked off six more birdies the rest of the way. The longest measured 21'4" at the par-5 sixth. In spectacular conditions, Holmes split 10 (of 14) fairways and missed only two greens in regulation. He'll take on Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course in Friday's second round.
Feb 12 - 4:25 PM

J.B. Holmes managed an even-par 36-36=72 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

He joins Harris English, Jason Day and Scott Stallings in a four-man playoff at 9-under 279. Holmes circled four birdies, including a 24'4" effort on the par-4 seventh, but watched each of them get erased with a quartet of bogey at Torrey Pines South. It was a battle of attrition in the final round, so perhaps the ability to hit the reset button will yield a different mindset in the playoff. He had a chance to win the tournament outright, but failed to birdie the par-5 18th despite finding the fairway off the tee.
Feb 8 - 6:28 PM