John Bradley "J.B." Holmes was born April 26, 1982 in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He is widely known for his ability to drive the ball extremely long distances on the course (300+ yards), a feat which only a handful of professional golfers achieve on a regular basis. J.B. began playing on the varsity golf team at Taylor County High School when he was only in third grade. While in high school he also played on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour. He attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington and helped achieve a SEC Title while there and represented the U.S. in the 2005 Walker Cup. He turned pro later that year.
In 2006, J.B. won the FBR Open, making him the fastest golfer to reach $1,000,000 in career earnings on the PGA Tour. In 2008, J.B. won the FBR Open for a second time and landed a spot on the 2008 Ryder Cup team, representing the United States. In 2014, J.B. won the Wells Fargo Championship with an ending score of 14 strokes under par.