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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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J.B. Holmes crafted a 3-under-par 31-36=67 in the third round of the BMW Championship to reach the 54-hole mark at 4-under 206.
Holmes was flawless on the front nine at Cherry Hills, holing a trio of birdies from inside of five feet. On the back nine he recorded five pars, two birdies and two bogeys, with the birdies falling from 10'1" and 20'4". He began the week 46th in the FedExCup standings and has given himself a puncher's chance at cracking the top 30 in order to advance to the TOUR Championship with a strong final round. Sep 6 - 5:12 PM

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J.B. Holmes is set to tackle Cherry Hills CC in this week's BMW Championship.

Holmes begins his quest in the 46th spot of the FedExCup standings. The cut off for inclusion in next week's TOUR Championship is the top 30 in the standings, so he needs to produce a solid result this week if he hops to head to East Lake. He has eight top 25s this season, but none since his T23 at The Greenbrier Classic.
Sep 3 - 8:26 AM

J.B. Holmes began fulfilling the hope of the locals at the PGA Championship with a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round.

Valhalla Golf Club is in Louisville, Kentucky, which is Holmes' home state. Other than 1996 playoff loser, Kenny Perry, Holmes carries the most cachet in the area. The bomber was also a member of the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team at the course in 2008. Today he circled three birdies on each nine to outbalance a bogey-5 at the second hole and a double bogey at the iconic par-4 13th where the green is perched and surrounded by water. Holmes' approach into the green found the drink. His longest birdie of the day measured just 12'11" and he'd go on to sign his card sitting just three strokes off the pace of the overnight tri-leaders.
Aug 7 - 7:40 PM

J.B. Holmes crafted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and is the first to post 5-under 205.

His lap around Firestone CC featured five birdies and two bogeys, while his flat stick remains on fire. Highlights included a 24'1" birdie at the par-4 11th and an 18'6" birdie at the par-5 16th. Holmes led the tournament in strokes gained-putting at 2.665 when he posted, which is more than making up for some shaky ball-striking. He has yet to record a top-15 finish since his win at the Wells Fargo Championship in May, so his performance this week was a bit unexpected.
Aug 2 - 12:31 PM

J.B. Holmes turns his attention to Firestone Country Club in this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

In four previous starts at Firestone CC, Holmes hasn't cracked anything better than a T36. It wouldn't be shocking to see him best that in this week's edition, as he's earned top 25s in six of his last 11 tournaments. His length should be useful at this venue, but his 169th ranked driving accuracy is a big concern with these tight fairways. Unfortunately he also ranks outside the top 100 in approaches from 175-225 yards.
Jul 30 - 11:55 AM

J.B. Holmes will have a crack at Congressional Country Club at this week's Quicken Loans National.

One of the longest hitters on TOUR, Holmes should be a great fit for one of the longest courses on TOUR. While his first two rounds in 2012 showed promise, he was a MDF after exploding for a Saturday 81. Holmes got into a three tournament slump after his victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, but recently bounced back with a T17 at a lengthy U.S. Open venue. That recent sign of life makes it much easier for gamers to hop back on the train this week.
Jun 25 - 10:57 AM

J.B. Holmes opened the Memorial with a 5-under-par 35-32=67, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

This is his first start since missing the cut at THE PLAYERS the week after he won at Quail Hollow. He stood over 13 opportunities to break par at Muirfield Village today, doing so six times. His most notable conversions measured 12'10" at the sixth hole and 31'4" at 18. Long hitters have tended to fare well on this track, so it's not surprising that many of the early front-runners can move it off the tee.
May 29 - 5:58 PM

J.B. Holmes makes his second start following his Wells Fargo Championship victory at this week's Memorial Tournament.

Holmes missed the cut at THE PLAYERS the week after his big win, then took the last two weeks off. His history at Muirfield Village includes two top 20s in seven trips, with a T13 in 2012 as his most recent result. It would seem this course would be a better fit than TPC Sawgrass was at THE PLAYERS.
May 26 - 10:28 PM

J.B. Holmes settled for a 4-over-par 35-41=76 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS.

Fresh off his victory at Quail Hollow, Holmes seemed in control through 13 holes at TPC Sawgrass today. He was 2-under with three birdies and a bogey. Then the wheels fell off all at once. The long hitter closed with one par, two bogeys and two doubles. Overall on the round, he missed six tries inside 10 feet. At last check, his strokes gained-putting split sat south of -3.740. It's a surprising and sudden turn of events in part because he's logged top 20s in four of his last six trips to THE PLAYERS.
May 8 - 12:56 PM

J.B. Holmes navigated Quail Hollow Club to the tune of 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 14-under 274 and win by one stroke over Jim Furyk.

The victory is Holmes' first since the 2008 FBR Open and the third of his career. It took a while for him to get today's round off the ground. After a bogey at the par-3 second, he didn't find his first birdie until the par-4 eighth. The difference in his round came at the start of the back nine, when he overpowered the par-5 10th for a birdie, then holed a 32'11" birdie on the par-4 11th. Holmes added a fourth and final birdie at the par-5 15th, but handed it back with a bogey at the par-4 16th. After a clutch 8'8" par conversion on the par-3 17th, he headed to the 18th with a two-stroke advantage. He needed it. A poor drive and an average recovery resulted in a final bogey. In addition to ranking first in driving distance, he also ranked fifth in strokes gained-putting and putting average this week. With this victory he is in this week's PLAYERS as well as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship.
May 4 - 6:07 PM

J.B. Holmes fired a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship to take the lead at 13-under 203.

Holmes picked up seven birdies and surrendered just one bogey on his navigation of Quail Hollow Club. Each of his first six birdies were from inside of seven feet, as the longer clubs did the talking, but his final came from just off the green on the par-4 18th from 21 feet. On a course where bombers can thrive, he leads the field in distance off the tee at 329.8 yards. He ranks second in strokes gained-putting and putting average at the time of his posting, so all facets of his game are working in perfect harmony. He will try and claim his third PGA TOUR victory, and first since 2008, on Sunday afternoon.
May 3 - 5:33 PM

J.B. Holmes is 7-under-par 70-67=137 through two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship, two strokes off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders.

Holmes fulfilled the terms of his Major Medical Extension via earnings last week, but he's still 7.4 FedExCup points short of qualifying for next week's PLAYERS where he's sixth alternate as of the time the field was released this afternoon. He gets the chance to qualify for the PGA TOUR's flagship event because he still had eight starts remaining on his medical, but he is, indeed, fully exempt for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. A solo 63rd-place finish at Quail Hollow will secure the points he needs for a tee time at TPC Sawgrass, but he's poised to do better than that. Today's walk in Charlotte featured six birdies, including conversions from 11'1" and 16'6" at the ninth and 18th holes, respectively. He added a par save from 14'4" at 15, but couldn't escape bogey at the par-4 12th where he landed his approach pin-high but in the rough left. Suffice it to say that Holmes should occupy a spot in every long-term roster right now.
May 2 - 7:22 PM

With a four-way share of 11th place at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, J.B. Holmes fulfilled the terms of his Major Medical Extension.

Holmes co-led the field in total driving, but ranked T62 in greens in regulation, 55th in proximity to the hole and 44th in strokes gained-putting. Yet, he rose to finish T6 in par breakers with 21 birdies. He posted 11-under 276 and earned $149,600.00. That's $43,023 more than what he needed to retain status in the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season. This is his fourth top 20 in five starts, so today's success seemed like a foregone conclusion. (For the record, he still had eight starts to burn if necessary and came up 7.4 FedExCup points shy of meeting that alternative objective.) With this weight lifted, he'll make the trip to the Wells Fargo Championship where he has one top 10 in seven appearances (T9, 2011).
Apr 27 - 6:51 PM

J.B. Holmes posted a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to reach the 54-hole mark at 11-under 205.

Holmes finds himself inside the top 10 after circling six birdies and squaring three bogeys at TPC Louisiana. Highlights included a 20'2" birdie at the par-3 third and a putt for birdie of 49'5" from off the green at the par-4 sixth. He needs $105,577 or 70.4 FedExCup points in the next nine starts to satisfy his Major Medical Extension. It's very possible he could take care of that this week in New Orleans.
Apr 26 - 5:21 PM

J.B. Holmes throttled TPC Louisiana for eight birdies en route to a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in his second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Holmes has been dealing of last, posting top 20s in three of his last four starts, including a T18 at Harbour Town last week. He hit 14 greens in regulation today and only one of his par breakers stretched longer than nine feet, that a beauty from 24'3" at the par-3 third hole. Latched onto his opening 71, he's 8-under 136 at the break, seven strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Holmes would fulfill the terms of his Major Medical Extension with a top 10 this week.
Apr 25 - 2:50 PM