Monday, February 18

VIDEO: J.B. Holmes Wins Genesis Open in a Kentucky Waltz



J.B. HOLMES OUTLASTED FELLOW KENTUCKIAN Justin Thomas to win the Genesis Open at storied Riviera Country Club. But the final round took forever, thanks to an unapologetic Holmes.

Brian Wacker reported at GolfDigest.com:
The final threesome of Holmes, Thomas and Adam Scott played in 5 hours, 29 minutes. Most of the slow-rolling came at the hand of Holmes, long considered one of the biggest culprits in the game of playing at a glacial pace, as he plumb-bobbed and dawdled his way around Riviera.
Not that he seemed to mind.
"Well, you play in 25-mile-an-hour gusty winds and see how fast you play when you’re playing for the kind of money and the points and everything that we’re playing for," Holmes replied when asked about the topic following the victory. "You can't just get up there and whack it when it’s blowing that hard."
Holmes shot a 70 on Sunday to finish 14 under, one ahead of Thomas who skied to a 75 in his final round. It was the first PGA Tour win in three years and fourth career victory for Holmes.

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