Tracker: Holmes wins Wells Fargo

J.B. Holmes during Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C.

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Memphis, TN - TPC Boston

9:10:08 PM ET. 09/01/2014




PosNameTodayThruScore
1Chris Kirk-5F-15
T2Geoff Ogilvy-6F-13
T2Russell Henley-1F-13
T2Billy Horschel-2F-13
T5John Senden-5F-11
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Leader J.B. Holmes might not have shown his peak form coming down the stretch with the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship, but surviving a Sunday leaderboard that included Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Justin Rose and several others who mounted challenges is qualification enough for a deserved win at Quail Hollow.

Holmes finished bogey-par-bogey for a one-shot win over Furyk.

Recap the final-round action at Quail Hollow Club – and be sure to check out our tournament coverage to date below:

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Update No. 29: 6:03 p.m. EDT

A scrambling bogey is enough for J.B. Holmes to earn his first win since the 2008 FBR Open. Holmes missed the fairway and then the green, his chip stopping about 40 feet from the pin. But a lag to inside 5 feet and a solid bogey roll gives him the victory.

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Update No. 28: 5:51 p.m. EDT

Let's check in again on players in the top 20 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings who are in this week's Wells Fargo field:

  • 8. Zach Johnson: T-14, 6 under (72 today)
  • 9. Hunter Mahan: T-50, 1 even par (71)
  • 11. Webb Simpson: T-38, 2 under (75)
  • 12. Justin Rose: Fifth, 10 under (71)
  • 15. Jim Furyk: T-2, 13 under (65)
  • 17. Phil Mickelson: T-11, 7 under (76)
  • 20. Rory McIlroy: T-8, 8 under (70)

Leader J.B. Holmes, by the way, started the week ranked 31st.

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Update No. 27: 5:46 p.m. EDT

Leader J.B. Holmes again leaves himself a somewhat lengthy par putt, this time at the 17th, but makes this one to head to the 18th with a two-shot lead over Martin Flores and Jim Furyk.

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Update No. 26: 5:33 p.m. EDT

You might say leader J.B. Holmes only had a bit of rocky play earlier today, and survived it.

Holmes, however, does leave himself about 10 feet for par at the 16th amd misses to slip to 15 under, two ahead of Jim Furyk and Martin Flores.

Meanwhile, it hasn't been Phil Mickelson's day as a double bogey at the 16th and bogey at the 17th drop him to 4 over for the final round and T-11 at 7 under.

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Update No. 25: 5:17 p.m. EDT

A rare three-shot swing gets leader J.B. Holmes three shots clear of the field as he birdies the par-5 15th – while Jason Bohn double-bogeys the par-3 17th after hitting his tee shot into the water. Martin Flores also birdies the 15th to pull to 13 under and T-2 alongside Jim Furyk.

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Update No. 24: 4:51 p.m. EDT

After back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14-15, Jason Bohn cuts leader J.B. Holmes' margin to one shot.

Justin Rose also birdies two in a row at Nos. 14-15 to pull within three shots of Holmes. Rose is T-4 alongside Martin Flores.

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Update No. 23: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson hits it close at the par-3 13th and sinks his birdie putt to get back to sixth at 10 under. It's the first birdie of the final round for Mickelson, who's 1 over today.

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Update No. 22: 4:24 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk pars his last two holes and turns in the day's low number so far at 65, which sends him to the clubhouse T-2 at 13 under. Leader J.B. Holmes has seven holes to play and a two-shot lead.

Rory McIlroy has his third birdie in a four-hole stretch after making a putt at the par-5 15th to move to T-10 at 8 under. McIlroy is 2 under today, his second-round 76 keeping him out of contention.

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Update No. 21: 4:16 p.m. EDT

Leader J.B. Holmes snares his second birdies in as many holes on the back nine to move to 15 under, two clear of the field.

Meanwhile, Jason Bohn holes out again, chipping in at No. 12 to move to T-2 at 13 under alongside Jim Furyk and Martin Flores.

It's not as dramatic as Bohn's hole-out for eagle earlier, but the two big shots to start the back nine have the former Alabama Crimson Tide golfer knocking on the door of his first Tour win since the 2010 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Update No. 20: 4:11 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk pars at No. 17 and heads to the last a shot back of leader J.B. Holmes, T-2 alongside Martin Flores.

Phil Mickelson's second bogey of the day takes place at No. 11 and knocks him down another peg to 9 under, five back of Holmes and T-6 with three others.

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Update No. 19: 4:04 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk and J.B. Holmes are caught by Martin Flores, who pitches one into the cup for eagle at the par-5 10th to move to 13 under. That's two of the three men atop the leaderboard because of a short shot around the green; here's Furyk's chip-in earlier.

But Holmes moves out front thanks to a birdie at the 10th as he rises to 14 under, looking for his first win on Tour since the 2008 FBR Open. That has Holmes a shot ahead of Furyk and Flores, two ahead of Jason Bon.

Phil Mickelson, by the way, cards his ninth par of the day at No. 10 and remains 1 over for the round, T-5 with Justin Rose at 10 under and four back of Holmes. This is a good leaderboard, folks.

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Update No. 18: 3:57 p.m. EDT

A birdie-bogey-birdie stretch at Nos. 12-14 gets Rory McIlroy back under par for the day and T-12 at 7 under. McIlroy won the Australian Open late last year but hasn't won on Tour since the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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Update No. 17: 3:49 p.m. EDT

Co-leader Jim Furyk's birdie-birdie-eagle stretch ends with a par at the 16th as he remains at 13 under alongside J.B. Holmes, who pars the ninth.

Pro Scott Davenport of Quail Hollow offers his tips for playing the 16th.

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Update No. 16: 3:41 p.m. EDT

Jason Bohn gets in on the eagle action, holing out a wedge from inside 100 yards at the par-5 10th to move to 12 under and one back of co-leaders Jim Furyk and J.B. Holmes.

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Update No. 15: 3:28 p.m. EDT

J.B. Holmes gets his round back to even par with a birdie at the par-4 eighth. That gets him to 13 under, two clear of Jim Furyk and Martin Flores.

But that lasts literally about a minute – Furyk is greenside in two at the par-5 15th and chips in for eagle to tie Holmes atop the leaderboard.

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Update No. 14: 3:17 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson's run of pars to start the day ends with a bogey at No. 8 as he falls two back of leader J.B. Holmes. Mickelson, who played collegiately at Arizona State, is T-4 alongside Justin Rose, Martin Flores and Kevin Kisner.

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Update No. 13: 3:11 p.m. EDT

Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 13-14 carry Jim Furyk to T-2 at 11 under alongside Phil Mickelson and Jason Bohn. Furyk is bogey-free and 5 under today as he pulls within a shot of leader J.B. Holmes.

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Update No. 12: 3:03 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson has started his day with seven straight pars to remain 11 under, gaining a shot on leader J.B. Holmes but still one back.

Rory McIlroy bogeys No. 9 to slip back to 6 under and follows with a par.

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Update No. 11: 2:54 p.m. EDT

Jason Bohn birdies three straight at Nos. 5-7 to get his round to 2 under and climb to T-2 at 11 under alongside Phil Mickelson. Bohn and Mickelson are a shot back of leader J.B. Holmes.

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Update No. 10: 2:46 p.m. EDT

Justin Rose birdies the fifth and follows with a par to pull within two of leader J.B. Holmes, T-3 with three others. The reigning U.S. Open champion is looking for his first Tour win since Merion.

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Update No. 9: 2:28 p.m. EDT

Leader J.B. Holmes bogeys the second hole and follows with a par to slip to 12 under, one shot clear of Phil Mickelson (even today) and Martin Flores (1 over).

Rory McIlroy birdies Nos. 7-8 back-to-back to get under par and climb to T-15 at 7 under.

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Update No. 8: 1:39 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson starts with a par to remain 11 under and two back of leader J.B. Holmes.

Rory McIlroy pars Nos. 2-4 to remain 1 over for the day and T-21 at 5 under.

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Update No. 7: 1:31 p.m. EDT

Kevin Chappell's second birdie of the back nine, and fifth in 10 holes, comes at the 14th and pushes him to T-5 at 9 under, four back of leader J.B. Holmes.

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Update No. 6: 1:18 p.m. EDT

Kevin Chappell birdies No. 12 and follows with a par to move to T-7 at 8 under. The UCLA product is 5 under today and looking for his first top 10 of the season.

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Update No. 5: 1:04 p.m. EDT

Y.E. Yang birdies the 14th and follows with a par to jump to T-25 at 5 under, having started the day at even par through the first three rounds.

Rory McIlroy opens with bogey to slip to T-24 at 5 under.

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Update No. 4: 12:53 p.m. EDT

Let's check in on players in the top 20 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings who are in this week's Wells Fargo field:

  • 8. Zach Johnson: T-15, 6 under (even through two holes today)
  • 9. Hunter Mahan: T-53, 1 under (2 under through 16)
  • 11. Webb Simpson: T-49, 2 under (3 over through six)
  • 12. Justin Rose: T-5, 9 under (yet to tee off)
  • 15. Jim Furyk: T-15, 6 under (even through three)
  • 17. Phil Mickelson: Third, 11 under (yet to tee off)
  • 20. Rory McIlroy: T-14, 6 under (yet to tee off)

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Update No. 3: 12:41 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler wraps up the low round of the day so far, a 67, rising to 2 under and T-49 as he heads in. Also breaking 70 today is Ted Potter Jr., who shoots 69 to finish the week at even par.

Rory Sabbatini birdies the 10th to get his round to 5 under and move to T-7 at 8 under.

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Update No. 2: 12:32 p.m. EDT

Ryan Moore's first birdie of the back nine comes at the 15th and gets his round to 7 under, lifting him to T-13 at 6 under and seven shots back of leader J.B. Holmes. A UNLV product who won the CIMB Classic earlier this season, Moore is looking for his fifth top-10 finish of the season.

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Update No. 1: 12:11 p.m. EDT

Low numbers are out there – Rickie Fowler is 5 under through 16 holes and doesn't even have the round of the day going. That honor belongs to Ryan Moore, 6 under through 14 holes. Also going low on this Sunday: Rory Sabbatini and Y.E. Yang are 4 under through 9 and 12 holes respectively. Among the four, Sabbatini is highest on the leaderboard, T-8 at 7 under and six shots back of leader J.B. Holmes.

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Saturday's coverage

5 Things: Mickelson cards 63; Holmes leads Wells Fargo; more

Phil Mickelson's 62. Rory McIlroy's 65. J.B. Holmes' 66 to take the 54-hole lead. Moving Day lived up to its name Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy back in the mix with third-round 65 at Quail Hollow

After making the cut on the number, Rory McIlroy came out early Saturday and carded a 7-under 65 to move back into contention at the Wells Fargo Championship.

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Friday's coverage

5 Things: Cabrera, Flores share Wells Fargo lead

Just as he did a day prior, Angel Cabrera used a run of birdies to remain atop the leaderboard Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship. At 9 under, Cabrera is tied with Martin Flores for the lead at Quail Hollow Club.

De Jonge bounces back with 62 at Wells Fargo

After shooting 8-over 80 in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship, Brendon de Jonge bounced back with a second-round 62 Friday at Quail Hollow Club.

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Thursday's coverage

5 Things: Cabrera, Mickelson stand out at Quail Hollow

Angel Cabrera rose to the top of a star-studded field at Quail Hollow, thanks to a first-round 66 to open the Wells Fargo Championship. That gives him a one-stroke lead over Phil Mickelson, who came to Quail Hollow looking to find some form after missing the cut at his beloved Masters, and Martin Flores. Here are 5 Things to know.

Tracker: A. Cabrera takes Wells Fargo lead

Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are among the notables taking aim at a Wells Fargo Championship win this week – but it was Angel Cabrera who moved to the first-round lead. Recap the action here.

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Pre-tournament coverage

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FedEx Cup standing reflect shakeup atop Tour

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Since 2013 Wells Fargo win, Ernst changed it all

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Notes: Zurich Classic's latest first; Horschel's drop; more

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Miller tries many doors in quest for Tour opening

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Rude: Simpson builds on year with plenty of positives

Mind games are in play every week on the PGA Tour, probably every minute. A player goes through a bad patch and he has a mental decision to make. In rudimentary terms, it pretty much comes down to half full or half empty, positive attitude or negative one. Like happiness, it’s a choice. So it goes for Webb Simpson these days.

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