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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 twirled a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of The 145th Open Championship to wrap his eighth appearance on 6-under 278, up two places to solo third, a distant 14 strokes behind Champion Golfer of the Year Henrik Stenson.
The 34-year-old had cashed in two prior Opens, and easily supplants his previous best of T14 in 2010 (St. Andrews). It's also a career best in a major, eclipsing T4 at this year's Masters, and just his second top 10 in his 25th overall major appearance. Incredibly, the Kentucky native finished 11 shots back of runner-up Phil Mickelson, the largest-ever separation between second and third-place in major history. He joins the top-2 finishers as the only players who posted four sub-par rounds (70-70-69-69). Holmes began the finale in solo fifth on 4-under, eight back of Stenson. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he had just one blemish, a double bogey-6 at the 15th, but outpaced it with birdies on Nos. 4, 6, 7 and a bounce-back on 16. Holmes took advantage of playing partner Stricker's double bogey-5 on the 71st hole to slip by him on the leaderboard. It's his fifth top 10 of the season (15 starts). Jul 17 - 2:23 PM

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J.B. Holmes experienced mixed fortunes during the third round of the 145th Open Championship but still signed for a 2-under-par 32-37=69, up 10 places on the live leaderboard to T5.

The 34-year-old is making his eighth Open appearance and has cashed but twice prior, a T14 in 2010 at St. Andrews and a 69th in 2009 at Turnberry. He has a pair of T4-finishes this season in 14 events, at the Memorial and at the Masters. The Kentucky native began the third frame on 2-under (T15) after opening in twin 70s. As is the case with Royal Troon strategy, he executed flawlessly on his first half, going out in bogey-free 4-under with birdies on Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 9, but came home in birdie-less 2-over, squaring the 14th and 15th. Holmes landed just nine greens in regulation but required only 25 swipes with the flat stick, posting a three-day tally of 4-under 209.
Jul 16 - 1:19 PM

J.B. Holmes pieced together a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the weather-delayed final round of the Memorial to post 13-under 275, up 11 spots on the live leaderboard to T5, and matching Rory McIlroy's 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Holmes finished in a four-way T4.

The 34-year-old was making his ninth appearance with a previous best of T13 in 2012. His season best on 11 prior starts is T4 at the Masters, so he's right on that with play winding down. After opening with progressively better rounds of 71-68-67, Holmes began the finale on 10-under (T16), four adrift of a trio of 54-hole leaders. He squared three bogeys, including two bogey-6s, but the most costly came on the 71st hole, his first hole following a weather delay of 1 hour and 27 minutes. Before the delay, Holmes had circled six birdies, including four straight on Nos. 6-9. Each of those four traveled more than 10 feet with a long of 30'9" at the par-5 seventh. It's his eighth top 25 of the season in 12 starts and fourth top 10. It's also the first time this season connecting four straight red numbers.
Jun 5 - 4:24 PM

J.B. Holmes readies for his ninth appearance in the Memorial Tournament and ranks 53rd in the FedExCup standings.

The 34-year-old has just six sub-par rounds at Muirfield Village in 26 career laps. Upon last visit in 2014, he opened with one of them, 67, but chased with 75-81-76 for T75 (tied last). Holmes' career scoring average on the par 72 is 73.46 though he has connected four straight paydays with a best of T13 in 2012 (72-75-74-67). He's an impressive 10-for-11 on the season with seven top 25s and his season-best T4 at the Masters was also a career-best finish in a major. The University of Kentucky product missed the cut by one at THE PLAYERS (70-73) in his most recent action.
Jun 1 - 3:07 PM

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

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