Monday, February 4, 2008

John Holmes Is Long

(AP/PGA.Com)

350 yards long, to be exact.

Kentuckian John B. Holmes, otherwise known to the golf world as J.B. Holmes, came up really big when it mattered most yesterday, defeating Phil Mickelson in a playoff to capture his second title at the FBR Open in Scottsdale.

Trailing Mickelson by one going into 18, Holmes bombed his drive 350+ yards to set up a pitch and a putt for the tie. Then in the playoff, he hit another 350 yard or so drive, setting himself up for another easy shot to the green and a birdie putt for the win.

And to be quite sure, I'm betting that the entire CBS broadcast team was strictly forbidden from making any thinly-veiled double entendres referencing the lengendary swordsmith of the same name as J.B. started his charge down the stretch.

Jim Nantz is too classy for that.

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