HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Srixon congratulates staffer J.B. Holmes on his victory Sunday at the 2014 Wells Fargo Championship, held at Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, N.C. Holmes carded a 1-under-par 71 in the final round to clinch his third career PGA TOUR title with an overall score of 14-under 274. His remarkable path back to contention has seen him overcome multiple brain surgeries, ankle surgery and elbow surgery in the past three years.
"It's nice to get in the winner's circle again," said the 32-year-old Holmes, who earned $1.24 million for the win. "It's been a long journey for me. I've had some ups and downs. But it was a good experience for me and I grew from it. It's important for me to just enjoy the journey, stay present and have a good time."
In 2011, Holmes was diagnosed with Chiara malformations, which are structural defects in the cerebellum. He initially had surgery to remove a portion of his skull, but was forced to undergo brain surgery for a second time after experiencing an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the titanium plate located at the base of his skull. In an attempt to return to form after his brain surgeries, Holmes injured his elbow. He initially opted to avoid surgery until last year, when a roller-blading accident left him sidelined for almost six months with a broken ankle.
Holmes's two previous PGA TOUR wins both occurred at the Phoenix Open - in 2006 and 2008 - and he was also a member of the victorious 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team at Valhalla in his native Kentucky.
Holmes, who led the field in driving distance, plays a Srixon® Z-STAR™ ball with SpinSkin™ Technology and Cleveland® Golf 588® RTX wedges (48°, 54°, 60°) with ROTEX™ Face Technology. Holmes wears a Srixon® hat, a Srixon® glove and carries a Srixon® bag.
For more information on J.B. Holmes and the Journey to Better, please visit: http://srixon.com/thejourney/
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Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise® are all part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and each brand enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. Their professional staffs include players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Inbee Park, as well as many others. Cleveland® Golf, founded in 1979, is a leading equipment manufacturer specializing in short game technologies and solutions that benefit all golfers. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. XXIO®, with their long standing tradition of premium golf clubs in Japan, brings the #1 golf brand in Japan to America. Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise® remain steadfastly committed to providing "Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf." For more information, please contact Keith Patterson, PR/Media Relations Manager (714.889.5808) or visit us online at www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, www.xxiousa.com and www.nevercompromise.com.
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