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Holmes' delay on 18 draws social media criticism

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J.B. Holmes missed the Farmers Insurance Open playoff by a shot, but his seemingly undue delay in the final fairway made him the center of attention for more than four minutes Sunday at Torrey Pines.

Holmes was two shots out of the lead playing the final hole when he debated between several clubs before ultimately laying up and pulling his shot into the left rough. The delay came while Alex Noren stood in the 18th fairway, facing a 230-yard approach when birdie would have won the tournament in regulation.

Instead, he was forced to wait while Holmes vacillated, and Noren ultimately missed the green and made par. Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo clocked Holmes' wait to play his second shot at four minutes, 10 seconds.

Holmes' indecision came on an already slow day when the final threesome needed more than six hours to play their round on the difficult South Course, and it drew plenty of feedback on social media from some of Holmes' fellow pros: