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J.B. Holmes

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 190

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World No. 90 J.B. Holmes concocted a bogey-free, 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 5-under 139, currently T7, which is where he began, and six short of co-leaders Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.
On 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, the 35-year-old carded 17 pars and one, two-putt birdie at the par-5 16th (easiest hole on the course). He gained 1.628 strokes off-the-tee and 2.128 tee-to-green, but lost 0.999 on-the-green. The Orlando resident recorded a pedestrian 2.000 putts per GIR, needing 32 total putts, but didn't have a scoring try from inside of 10 feet all day. Mar 16 - 2:16 PM

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J.B. Holmes smoothed a 4-under-par 34-34=68 during the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, grabbing a share of seventh place on the live leaderboard.

The big hitter striped 10 (of 14) fairways on his way toward 14 greens in regulation. That steady striking really set up his round and the flat stick came along for the ride, converting on most of his reasonable birdie looks but not adding much extra. Two of his five birdies were in the tap-in variety on the par 5s while only one birdie was converted from outside nine feet (11 footer at the 18th). Holmes should continue to feast on the par 5s at Bay Hill. Whether or not he remains in contention will likely rely on his ability to avoid the big numbers.
Mar 15 - 7:03 PM

World No. 90 J.B. Holmes pieced together an even-par 35-37=72 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, dropping one place to a season-best solo 4th, one swing short of a 3-man playoff involving Ryan Palmer, Jason Day and overnight leader Alex Noren.

After opening in 70-72-65, the 35-year-old began T3 on 9-under, two back of 54-hole leader Noren. Playing out of the final threesome with Palmer and Noren, he hit seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, gaining 0.824 strokes off-the-tee but losing 1.910 approaching-the-green. The Kentucky native went out in 1-under, outpacing bogey-5 at No. 4 with back-to-back birdies at 1 (from 19'5") and 2, but then came home in 1-over, overshadowing birdies at 10 (15'8") and 18 (11'0"), with three straight bogeys at 14-16, the latter a missed par-saver from 36 inches. He recorded 3.906 SG: Putting with 26 total putts and 1.556 putts per GIR, No. 1 for the week in the latter (1.558). Holmes is now 10-for-13 at the Farmers with four top 25s and three top 10s, first since T6 in 2016, and is 2-for-3 on the season with one top 25. His last top-10 finish was T9 at the Greenbrier Classic last July (eight starts ago).
Jan 28 - 7:25 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 90 J.B. Holmes spun a 7-under-par 29-36=65 on Moving Day at the Farmers Insurance Open, vaulting 44 places on the live leaderboard to T3, good for the low round of the day and the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Holmes is T3, two back of leader Alex Noren, and will play out of the final threesome in R4.

This was the 35-year-old's 45th career lap at the Farmers and is a new low, eclipsing 66/R1 in 2007. Overall, it's his 13th appearance with two prior top 10s, a T6 two tries ago in 2016, preceded by a playoff loss in 2015 to Jason Day. After opening in 70-72, the University of Kentucky product began T47, nine back of 36-hole leader Ryan Palmer. On 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, he went out in level-par, trading bogey-5 at 17 with birdie-4 at 18, and then carded seven birdies on his inward half, circling 1, 2, 4-6, 8 and 9. Holmes' split included five from between 10 and 26 feet, posting 1.467 putts per GIR, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 1.559. He recorded 4.267 SG: Approach-the-Green and 2.038 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. Holmes has four TOUR wins in 271 career starts, most recently the 2015 Shell Houston Open 61 starts ago.
Jan 27 - 5:28 PM

J.B. Holmes heads to just his third event of the season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this week.

Holmes stumbled through The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in mid-October over in South Korea, and then he bowed out early after a missed cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He was 33rd at the Farmers last season, highlighted by a final-round 68 to slide up the leaderboard late. The former University of Kentucky standout hammers with the best of them off the tee, ranking third in Driving Distance (322.8 yards) while he is a little more accurate than most of the power kings. If he can get his putting game together, something which has eluded him early on this season, he will be a forced to be reckoned with yet again.
Jan 24 - 9:52 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 01:22:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 06:04:00 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).
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 06:08:00 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.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 05:23:00 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).
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 05:16:00 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.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 03:18:00 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.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 08:28:00 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.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 06:36:00 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.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 06:41:00 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.
Sun, May 14, 2017 09:15:00 PM