Friday, Jan. 31, 2020
Scottsdale, CA--J.B. Holmes roared through the fan-packed closing stretch at TPC Scottsdale on his opening nine, then grabbed the lead on the mellower side of golf's biggest party. Six months after a final-round collapse and slow-play controversy at the British Open,
Holmes took a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He shot a 6-under 65, a day after making a hole-in-one in an opening 64. He won the event in 2006 and 2008 for the first of his five PGA Tour titles. Wyndham Clark was second, following a career-best 61 with a 69.