Winner’s Circle: J.B. Holmes Ices Field, Claims Genesis Open Title

J.B. Holmes Wins Genesis Open
J.B. Holmes poses with the trophy after winning the Genesis Open at Riviera CC on Feb 17, 2019 in Pacific Palisades, CA. Photo by Stan Badz/Getty Images via PGA TOUR

J.B. Holmes shot a 1-under 70 on Sunday but it was good enough to capture his fifth PGA Tour title at the Genesis Open.

Justin Thomas entered the final round at Riviera Country Club with a four-shot lead and extended it to five after a birdie on No. 1. But after that it was mostly downhill for the world No. 4 golfer, who finished with five bogeys and a double to go along with three birdies en route to a 4-over 75.

J.B. Holmes
J.B. Holmes poses with the trophy after winning the Genesis Open at Riviera CC on Feb 17, 2019 in Pacific Palisades, CA. Photo by Stan Badz/Getty Images via PGA TOUR

Holmes, meanwhile, finished with three birdies against two bogeys, finishing with a four-round score of 14-under par.

The victory was Holmes’ 5th career PGA Tour title, and first since the 2015 Houston Open.


PRO-FILE

Name: John Bradley “JB” Holmes
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 200 lb
Birthdate: April 26, 1982 (age 36)
Native: Campbellsville, Kentucky
Resides: Campbellsville, Kentucky
College: Kentucky


EARLY-ROUNDS

ROUND ONE
1. J.B. Holmes -8
2. Jordan Spieth -7
3. Justin Thomas -6

ROUND TWO
1. Justin Thomas -11 (-6)
2. Adam Scott -11 (-6)
3. J.B. Holmes -10 (-2)

ROUND THREE
1. Justin Thomas -17 (-6)
2. Adam Scott -13 (-2)
2. J.B. Holmes -13 (-3)


FINAL SCORES

1. J.B. Holmes -14 (-1)
2. Justin Thomas -13 (+4)
3. Si Woo Kim -12 (-5)
4. Marc Leishman -11 (-3)
4. Rory McIlroy -11 (-2)


J.B. HOLMES’ STATS

Driving: 281.0 yards (41st)
Fairways: 29/56, 51.8% (63rd)
Greens: 52/72, 72.2% (2nd)
Putts/GIR: 1.673 (6th)
Scores: 1 Eagle, 23 Birdies, 38 Pars, 8 Bogeys, 2 Doubles


2019 PGA TOUR SEASON

Starts: 8
Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 1
Earnings: $1,788,641 (9th)
FedExCup Points: 707 (8th)


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 5
2019 Genesis Open
2015 Shell Houston Open
2014 Wells Fargo Championship
2008 FBR Open
2006 FBR Open


MONEY

With his win, Holmes earned $1,332,000 and 500 points to move to No. 8 on the points list. In terms of cash, Holmes now sits in 9th-place on the money list with $1.78 million.


WORLD RANKING

Holmes received 64 OWGR points, and will move up to No. 44 (from 100th) in the Official World Golf Rankings.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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