Holmes reports he's out for rest of year

J.B. Holmes

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J.B. Holmes won't return to PGA Tour play this season in the wake of a broken ankle in March, he announced Tuesday morning.

Holmes said via two posts on his Twitter account, @JBHolmesgolf: "I want to say thanks to all my fans for the support and give an update.

"Rehab is going well but it looks like I am done for the year. I want to make sure I am100% before I get back out there. Thanks for the support."

Holmes originally was expected to miss 8-10 weeks because of the accident, suffered not far from his Windermere, Fla., home, near Orlando. Holmes was rollerblading backward while training when he hit a hole and fell during the week of the nearby Arnold Palmer Invitational. "Just a freak little thing," a public-relations official said at the time.

Holmes, who went to college in his home state of Kentucky, had made one cut this season before the accident, finishing T-50 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He won $1,179,505 in 2012, with two career PGA Tour wins before that.

That million-dollar season proved that Holmes can recover from challenges much bigger than a broken ankle – it came on the heels of brain surgery in 2011, when his season was cut short by vertigo-like symptoms and he had an operation to repair Chiari malformations.

He told Golfweek columnist Jeff Rude at the time, in discussing his rehab from the surgery: "I’m anxious to see if I’ll be a little more calm and easier on myself. I’m excited and really looking forward to getting back. I think it will be a big difference for me, so I’m very optimistic about the upcoming year."

That proved prophetic, indeed.

Since the ankle injury, Holmes has kept his spirits up, it would seem – getting married in the meantime, celebrating a birthday and even making a little fun of his injury perhaps when he tweeted a picture of himself next to a giant skate:

"I found a way to be safe and still do skating. pic.twitter.com/mGK5hRR5Mg"

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