JB Holmes had a pretty rough time in the majors this year. After finishing 62nd at the Masters and getting cut from both the PGA Championship and U.S. Open, the Open Championship seemed like his chance to shine. Unfortunately, Holmes’ strong outing through the first three days totally came apart on Sunday.
Going into Day 4, Holmes was in a tie for third at -10 overall. He could have made a push at eventual winner Shane Lowry had he replicated his -5 performance from Day 1.
Unfortunately for Holmes, he never came close to even going even on the day, let alone challenging for a top-10 finish. Four bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine all but ended his tournament hopes, and the back nine was even worse.
A triple-bogey on the 11th hole was a sign of things to come as he added three more double-bogeys and two bogeys to finish at an abysmal 16 over par on Sunday.
With a final-round 87, J.B. Holmes went from third place to a tie for 67th, beating just 3 players who made the cut.. He had four doubles, a triple, six bogeys and one birdie
— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) July 21, 2019
To put into perspective how terrible that performance was, David Duvall went 20 over par on Day 1 in large part after going nine over par on the 7th hole.
Here’s a look at the full scorecard:
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) July 21, 2019
Holmes would finish tied for 67th in the tournament – his lowest ranking in a major since the 2009 Open Championship.
He certainly didn’t endear himself to his golfing partner Brooks Koepka, who was visibly bothered by Holmes’ slow pace throughout the day.