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Campbellsville native J.B. Holmes WINS PGA Event, beats Louisville native Justin Thomas

What a weekend for Kentucky. After two days of victories, Campbellsville native J.B. Holmes adds another accomplishment to the growing list: win a PGA Tournament. Holmes just claimed victory at the Genesis Open at the Riveria Country Club in Los Angeles, California. He finished with a (-14).

The Genesis win is the 36-year-old’s fifth win of his PGA Tour career. Holmes’s first two victories came in 2006 and 2008. In 2011, he had brain surgery to treat a condition called Chiari malformation. But by 2012, he had already rejoined the PGA Tour, and in 2014 he won the Wells Fargo Championship. Sunday night’s win in California is his first PGA win since then. As if winning isn’t sweet enough, Holmes also hit a hole-in-one Friday afternoon.

Not only did Kentucky get the tournament win, but the Commonwealth actually delivered a 1-2 punch. Despite owning the lead at the beginning of the final day of action, Louisville native Justin Thomas came up just short behind Holmes. He finished in second place with a (-13).

Here’s the final putt to seal the deal for Holmes:

Holmes may be getting criticized online for his slow style of play, but at the end of the day, he’s taking home a PGA Tournament victory. Congrats to both Kentucky boys!

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

7 Comments for Campbellsville native J.B. Holmes WINS PGA Event, beats Louisville native Justin Thomas



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  2. henderblue
    9:11 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Congratulations J.B. Great weekend…for him and BBN



  3. zoupman
    9:31 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Pretty cool having two Ky guys on the leaderboard all day. Congrats to John Holmes for winning.



  4. Ridge Runner
    10:28 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats JB!



  5. CahillsCrossingNT
    5:53 am February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Yesterday’s win was his first since the 2015 Shell Houston Open, NOT his first since the 2014 Wells Fargo, though he did win that as well. You should correct this piece.



  6. satcheluk
    6:13 am February 18, 2019 Permalink

    He needs to go back to being John Holmes. The marketing puns would be limitless. The John Holmes Big Stick driver or the John Holmes Oversized 3 wood all carried in the largest bag on tour.