J.B. Holmes had the most up-and-down day imaginable when it came to getting up and down
Tiger Woods will dominate Friday's highlights after shooting a bogey-free 65, but J.B. Holmes put on quite a show of his own. Holmes only managed a disappointing 73 that dropped him out of the first-round lead, but he had one of the most adventurous days around the greens you'll ever see.
Let's start with the good. On the par-5 sixth hole, Holmes chipped in for eagle to extend his lead:
Then on No. 7, he flubbed his first pitch from behind the green before holing his second attempt for an unusual par.
Things got nuttier for the Ryder Cupper on the par-3 12th when his tee shot found the edge of the hazard:
Ouch. Holmes blasted onto the green on his second attempt, but settled for a double bogey and not getting that yellow shirt dirty.
Later he hit a brilliant bunker shot on the par-5 15th to set up another birdie before nearly holing a difficult pitch on the par-4 16th.
On 18, Holmes found a greenside bush with his third shot on the par 4. He hacked out, but three-putted for a closing triple bogey. After a truly up-and-down day of up and downs, Holmes will enter the weekend five shots behind Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama.