Tag Archives: JB Holmes

Jun
6
2011

AT LAST! JB Holmes sends a drive on its way

Mike Walker of Golf.com has published the results of a tedious experiment he and four others conducted during the second round of this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando. Armed with stopwatches, clipboards (for Science!) and a healthy stockpile of patience, the team took nearly twelve hours to monitor every one of 45 different players as they played the same nine-hole stretch around Bay Hill.

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Mar
1
2011

JB Holmes: Master plumb-bobber

Five players have withdrawn from the Honda Classic, including Justin Rose, who is suffering from the flu and has lost seven pounds, and Cameron Beckman, who didn’t cite a reason, according to PGA Tour media officials. Stewart Cink, Ben Crane and J.B. Holmes also pulled out without providing explanations. Good news is that without the latter three, perhaps the pace of play will improve at PGA National!

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Feb
26
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bubba: "Shoot me a text"

It only took slightly under five hours — with the last two holes taking nearly an hour — but Bubba Watson staged an impressive comeback to beat J.B. Holmes on the 19th hole. Bubba was five down through 10 holes before Holmes started spraying shots into the desert. It was painful to watch Holmes go through his pre-shot routine (not to mention the plumb-bobbing — no joke, I took a shower and barely missed a shot), but what ensued made for amusing and entertaining television.

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Feb
26
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

It should be a lengthy match between J.B. Holmes and Bubba Watson in the quarterfinals at the Match Play Championship. Get ready for all sorts of bomber and distance references on the telecast. Watson caught on fire (again) and upset Geoff Ogilvy 6&4 to advance. Meanwhile, plumb-bobber Holmes, who was a last-minute add to the field after Tim Clark withdrew, beat mind-game master Jason Day 1-up. “It should be fun,” said Holmes. “Me and Bubba move it out there pretty good.”

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Aug
14
2010

Here are some excerpts from a post that I wrote over at the Wall Street Journal earlier today.

I decided to sit behind the ninth green to get a feel for the atmosphere as the leaders made the turn during the third round. I slipped under the ropes by the TV tower and treaded carefully down the steep bank (if you haven’t heard, quite a few spectators and pros have taken tumbles this week). Vijay Singh, Bryce Molder and Jason Dufner were putting on the green. I could almost envision myself catching a slick patch of grass and tumbling down the hill right as Singh was taking the putter back. I successfully made it to the bottom.

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