Holmes was criticized on social media and during the broadcast on Saturday for slow play.
This isn’t the first time he has drawn criticism for his slow pace. He was criticized for his play at the Genesis Open, which he went on to win.
Holmes was matched with Shane Lowry, who was okay with Holmes’ style of play.
“We talked about all the scenarios that could happen today,” Lowry said. “I know J.B. is quite a deliberate golfer. We were fine today. We kept up pace of play. And Tommy and Lee are quite quick. I was ready for it. And I think same conversations tomorrow morning, I think I’ll be ready for tomorrow when it comes.”
Whatever Holmes is doing is working so SHHHHHH to all the haters.
was sent this amusing exchange from the UK coverage yesterday:
“Sturdy looking fellow, isn’t he, this JB."
Ken Brown “Certainly not built for speed."
— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) July 20, 2019
should be fine pic.twitter.com/VVIo9Gt0I3
— Josh Berhow (@Josh_Berhow) July 20, 2019
Sneak peek at what Sunday’s Koepka-Holmes pairing is going to look like… pic.twitter.com/4r8Llp72jj
— Tim Reilly (@LifeOfTimReilly) July 20, 2019
“And we move *quickly* to 5…”
[cuts to JB Holmes taking 10,000,000 practice swings]
— Two Inches Short (@TwoInchesShort) July 20, 2019
? first tweet ever to feature JB Holmes & “running” in the same sentence. https://t.co/OFSAAfnYeU
— Eamon Lynch (@eamonlynch) July 20, 2019