JB Holmes Shoots 87 In Open Championship Final Round

The American lost around $700,000 in prize money on Sunday after tumbling down the leaderboard

JB Holmes Shoots 87 In Open Championship Final Round

The American lost around $700,000 in prize money on Sunday after tumbling down the leaderboard

JB Holmes Shoots 87 In Open Championship Final Round

Conditions were very testing in the final round of the Open Championship with heavy rain and strong, gusty winds.

One man who found the day very tough was JB Holmes who was playing in the penultimate group with World Number One Brooks Koepka.

Holmes began the day at 10 under par and well within a shout of winning his first Major but the final round turned into a horror show for the American.

So much so that he started the day in 3rd and ended it in T67th.

The 37-year-old shot a 16 over par round of 87 which was the second-worst round of the week after David Duval carded a 91 on Thursday.

Holmes began with a double after hitting his opening tee shot out of bounds and it didn't get much better from there.

He made six bogeys, four doubles and a triple mixed with a single birdie and just six pars.

The five-time PGA Tour winner was out in a five over par 41 and came back in 11 over for 46.

A third place finish would have won him $718,000 but instead he picked up around $25,000.

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Holmes' playing partner Brooks Koepka was frustrated after his fellow countryman wasn't ready to play his shots when it was his turn.

"That's what I don't understand when it's your turn to hit, your glove is not on, then you start thinking about it, that's where the problem lies," the World Number One said after their round.

"It's not that he [JB Holmes] takes that long.

"He doesn't do anything until his turn.

"That's the frustrating part. But he's not the only one that does it out here.

"It was slow, but it wasn't that bad for his usual pace.

"I thought it was relatively quick for what he usually does.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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