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J.B. Holmes Inspires Young Family

May 15, 2012

By By Gene Wojciechowski,

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- If you need someone to root for in this week's PLAYERS Championship, J.B. Holmes would be a nice place to start. Then again, I'm a sucker for guys who keep a chunk of their surgically removed skull in a closet at home.

Holmes isn't one of the favorites to win the Players. In fact, he's barely a longshot.

Holmes is ranked 111th in the world. His last tour victory came in 2008. He's fresh from a final-round 77 on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Mr. Momentum, he isn't.

But you root for him not because of his form, but because of his kindness. And because of that piece of skull.

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