Jb Holmes

JB Holmes

World Ranked 55th, JB Holmes has been selected for the Ryder Cup team as one of Paul Azingers wildcard picks. Some of Azingers reasonings, lies in the fact that JB is a local Kentuckian. He will no doubt be a crowd favourite as a result of the match being played at the Valhalla Golf course.

JB is a winner on the PGA tour this year, winning the FBR Open in February after a play off with Phil Mickelson. Since then he has only managed two other top ten finishes, but it his T29th position in the USPGA Championship that will be the tournament he is most remembered for. Leading at the halfway stage as the only player under par, JB managed to lose his way in the final round, where an 81 saw him go from 2nd place to 29th. JB is one of those 'grip it and hit it', John Daly style sloggers, who hits the ball prodigious distances off the tee but he is so slow around the greens, that he has the potential to infuriate his opponents. This may another reason why he has been selected. His 2008 record top ten finishes are: