Found October 20, 2011 on Arm Chair Golf Blog:
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J.B. Holmes at the Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head in April.J.B. HOLMES IS RECOVERING FROM brain surgery performed on September 1. The 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup star had a quarter-sized piece of his rear skull removed to alleviate pressure on his brain. Holmes is on schedule for a full recovery and told Jeff Rude of Golfweek that he kept the piece of bone to remind himself “how lucky I am to be where I am and have a second chance.”Rude reported that the Campbellsville, Kentucky, native also got outfitted with something else as a result of the surgery: As part of the procedure, a piece of titanium was inserted into his skull. That means he not only has that light but strong metal in his driver, but also his head.“It should give me 5 extra yards,” cracked Holmes, who doesn’t need the yardage, considering he has ranked in the top 7 in driving distance in each of his six PGA Tour seasons, including first this year at 318.4 yards.Holmes started experiencing vertigo in May and had headaches and...
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