John Bradley Holmes, who is better known as J. B. Holmes is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.
Holmes was born on April 26, 1982, in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He studied at Taylor County High School where he started playing golf when he was in the 3rd grade. He hung out a lot with Brandon Parsons who would become a partner as a caddy. While in high school he played on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour. Later on, Holmes went to the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he helped them to win the SEC title and even represented the United States in the 2005 Walker Cup.
He started off in 2005 with the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. He went on to eventually win the FBR Open having been competitive in other tournaments simultaneously reaching the $1 million mark the fastest ever.
However, he could not keep up his momentum and was lagging behind in 2007 though there were high expectations from him. Eventually, he would end up in the 118th place on the money list. In early 2008, the FBR Open seemed to become his lucky place as he won his second tour there being the winner of it two times in three years. In 2008, Holmes reached a career-high 42nd in the OWGR.
He is known as a long distance hitter of shots well over the excess of 300 yards ranking him number 2 in driving distance. This style has not been far behind on criticism as many argue that this new culture of smashing the ball as far as they can has had impacts on the quality of the game. Holmes and another Ryder Cup teammate, Kenny Perry, were named Kentuckians of the Year for 2008 by Kentucky Monthly magazine.
Medical complications meant that from 2012 to 2015, Holmes was on and off the field. It took him till the 2015-2016 season to get his first win in six years at the Wells Fargo Championship. He has had criticisms for some things that might be taken as not much of a big deal. For example, many professionals spread a message that him taking four minutes and ten seconds over his second shot to the 18th hole in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open was way too much. This became an issue a lot bigger than it should have been.
J. B. Holmes Height and Weight
J. B. Holmes stands 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm tall. He weighs 86 kg or 190 pounds.
J. B. Holmes Net Worth
J. B. Holmes net worth is estimated to be around $12 million. In only his fifth professional tournament, he won the FBR Open making him the fastest golfer to reach $1,000,000 in career earnings on the PGA Tour.
In 2011, after the PGA Championships, he had seen some symptoms that were affecting his performances. As a result, he was diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum called Chiari malformations. He would have to undergo brain surgery. He eventually returned to the PGA Tour in 2012 at the Farmers Insurance Open.