Carlsbad, CA (February 4, 2008) – With a performance that had anybody who saw the combination of long distance and accuracy searching for new superlatives, J.B. Holmes stared down the World No. 2 to capture his second FBR Open in three years.
The 25-year old Cobra Tour ambassador finished at 14-under 270, which included a birdie on the 72nd hole to force the playoff. Minutes later, Holmes birdied the 18th hole once again, this time following a 359-yard tee shot that split the fairway on the first extra hole.
Among the equipment trusted by Holmes for his success is the King Cobra 454 Comp (7.5) driver, Speed Pro 3- (13.0) and 5- (18.0) fairway metals and Pro CB (3-P) irons. While Holmes' distance off the tee was 302.5 yards on the measured driving holes, his average drive on all holes was 316.6 yards – tops among all players. He also hit over 70 percent of the greens in regulation en route to his second career win.
With a PGA TOUR-leading clubhead speed average approaching 125 (124.92) mph, Holmes is second in Driving Distance (312.4 yards) and third in Scoring Average (69.39) this year. He also moved to the top of the 2008 PGA TOUR Money List following the win with more than $1.176 million in earnings.
With three consecutive made cuts and two Top 20 finishes already this season, the momentum continues for Holmes and Cobra in 2008. A powerful start for a powerful player. And business as usual for a powerful brand.