J.B. Holmes

Born Apr 26, 1982
Nationality United States United States

J.B. Holmes is known to drive the ball at long distances. He has led a fad in the sport where golfers hit the ball as far as they can. With 4 professional wins and 2 PGA Tour wins, Holmes started playing golf when he was only nine years old. He was already a member of the County High School (Campbellsville) varsity team. Early in his schooling, J.B. suffered a reading disability called dyslexia.

Young as he was, he was already competing for the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour. In his college years and while enrolled at the University of Kentucky, he already represented the United States to the 2005 Walker Cup.

Holmes was born on April 26, 1982 in Campbellsville, Kentucky U.S. He became a professional golfer in 2005 and won the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. In 2006, he tied for the 10th place in his first ever PGA Tour start in Sony Open Hawaii. It was good year for him because he also won the FBR Open in February that year. He was considered to be the golfer to reach more than a million career earnings on the PGA Tour alone.

Unfortunately, his victory hype receded when he only had 2 top ten finishes in 2007. He ended his year being the 118th place in the money list.

After a year, Holmes earned the FBR Open title. It was, so far, the second Tour win of his golfing career. He achieved the championship title of the tournament twice in three years alone. This advanced his rank to number 62 in the Official World Golf Rankings. He defeated Phil Mickelson on the very first 18th play-off hole when he birdied it to force a play-off. As of April 2008, he was already in the top 50 of the golf world rankings.

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