Cleveland Golf/Srixon have added a new professional to their tour roster. J.B. Holmes has agree to a multi-year contract with the company. As per usual with these sort of things, no details were made available. What we can count on however, is that J.B. will be playing Cleveland equipment and striking a Srixon ball around the tour for (at least) a few years to come!
J.B. was the fastest golfer to earn $1,000,000 in earnings on the PGA Tour. In 2008 he won the FBR Open for the second time in three years, which in turn helped him earn a spot on the2008 Ryder Cup team. That same year, he reached the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Holmes’ health has been a huge concern over the past few years. After the 2011 PGA Championship in which he was forced to withdraw with vertigo like symptoms, Holmes was diagnosed with Chiari malformations (structural defects in the cerebellum). He underwent brain surgery, and in the months to follow doctors discovered he was allergic to the adhesive used in a plate placed at the base of his skull. This required additional surgery.
Long story short, in January 2012 he returned to the tour… Only to fracture his ankle in a rollerblading accident in March of 2013.
The good news is… J.B. is completely healthy now, and his game looks to be on the rise. Somebody please keep J.B. safe and sound, because we want to see a lot more of him around the tour this year. There’s no doubt the new gear will serve him well.