Recovering from brain surgery, Holmes forced to WD
- By Ryan Ballengee
- Dec 5, 2011 7:24 PM ET
J.B. Holmes has withdrawn from this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout as he continues to recover from brain surgery.
“It is with great disappointment that I have elected to withdraw from this year’s Franklin Templeton Shootout,” Holmes said in a release. “While I continue to make great strides in my recovery from surgery for Chiari Malformation, I am not 100% and I think it would be a disservice to my partner, Kenny Perry, and the entire Franklin Templeton Shootout organization for me to play at less than full capacity."
Holmes had surgery Sept. 1 in Baltimore to relieve pressure on the cerebellum and brain stem that had been causing vertigo-like symptoms. The two-time Phoenix Open winner had expected to be able to return in time for the two-man event.
Scott Stallings, winner of the Greenbrier Classic in July and friend of Kenny Perry, will take Holmes' place in the field.
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