Holmes recovering after brain surgery

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, Last Updated: 1:29 AM ET

BALTIMORE - J.B. Holmes underwent brain surgery on Thursday to help relieve symptoms of Chiari malformations, which caused the golfer to have vertigo-like symptoms.

Holmes' agent Terry Reilly told the Sports Network via email, "The surgery went very well. Dr. George Jallo, a world renowned neurosurgeon, stated that everything went great. J.B. is recuperating at Johns Hopkins Hospital for approximately a week. Prognosis is excellent. J.B. is looking forward to getting back to the golf course over the next few months."

The surgery reportedly relieved pressure to the 29-year-old's cerebellum and brain stem.

It is expected that Holmes may begin chipping and putting within 30 days, hitting full shots and playing within 60 days, then playing competitive golf within 90 days.

Holmes, who is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, had to withdraw from the first two PGA Tour playoff events for the FedExCup. He had posted four top-10 finishes this year, but hadn't made a cut in any of his last three events, dating back to the British Open in July.


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