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Update: Former UK golfer JB Holmes finishes in third place at British Open

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Former Wildcat and Campbellsville native JB Holmes is currently in fourth place at the British Open at -5 overall through 15 holes.

After maintaining third place for much of the morning, a double-bogey hole for Holmes on 14 helped push Steve Striker (-6) ahead and into third.

Henrik Stenson currently sits in first at -19 through the 16th hole, with Phil Mickelson in second at -17 through 16. Unless Stenson chokes, it looks as if those two will finish in that order.

Though he won’t be finishing first overall, Holmes still has a chance for a career best third place finish (Holmes finished fourth overall at the Masters back in April), which should be more than enough to keep him happy. Third place at the Open will bring Holmes $571,560 in prize money. If he finishes in fourth place, he’ll be bringing home $444,840.

Even if Holmes struggles in the end and finishes anywhere in the top seven, he’ll be bringing home over a quarter of a million dollars. Not a bad day at the office.

Finish strong, JB!

—————————UPDATE————————–

JB Holmes just retook third place on #17, now sits at -6.

Steve Striker is in fourth at -5. One hole to go…

————————–UPDATE #2———————–

Holmes just completed #18, finishes the day for a career best third overall finish at a major tournament. He will be bringing home $571,560 in prize money.

Way to make the Big Blue Nation proud, JB!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

2 Comments for Update: Former UK golfer JB Holmes finishes in third place at British Open



  1. Angelo
    1:38 pm July 17, 2016 Permalink

    Great info Jack. Especially the prize money!



  2. 25OR624
    3:45 pm July 17, 2016 Permalink

    Jack: Are you related to Billy Pilgrim?