JB Holmes was criticised during tournament coverage and on social media for slow play

  • JB Holmes, 34, claimed first PGA Tour victory in almost four years on Sunday
  • He had brain surgery in 2011 and also suffered with elbow and ankle injuries
  • Holmes was criticised during TV coverage and on social media for slow play

It should have been one of the feelgood stories of the year: a win in Hollywood in Tiger Woods’ tournament over Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas for a man who came back from brain surgery.

A man who wondered aloud in those dark days whether he would live a full life again, let alone beat such stellar competition to win the Genesis Open, one of the best events on the PGA Tour.

How could it get better than that? Surely the watching world was raising its arms and saluting the guts and gifts of JB Holmes?

JB Holmes was criticised during tournament coverage and on social media for slow play
JB Holmes was criticised during tournament coverage and on social media for slow play

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