Holmes undergoes successful surgery

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J.B Holmes’ recent brain surgery was a success and it’s been confirmed he will be back playing on the PGA Tour next year.

J.B Holmes’ recent brain surgery was a success and his manager has confirmed he will be back playing on the PGA Tour next year.

After suffering from vertigo-type symptoms that started back at the Players Championship in May, Holmes was diagnosed as having Chiari malformations, structural defects in the part of the brain which controls balance.

At the time he was diagnosed, the big-hitting American, a two-time PGA Tour winner, said he was just relieved that the problem had been identified.

“It’s just such a relief to know that there’s a name for what I’ve been going through these past few months and that I have a good chance of getting back to golf and to my regular life,” he said in August.

“This is a relatively low-risk surgery and only takes about an hour and a half.

“Best of all, there’s a very high success rate in fixing the condition,” he added.

Holmes underwent the surgery at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital on September 1st, and by his manager Terry Reilly’s account it was a success.

“The surgery was performed by Dr. George Jallo … and he reports that J.B. did extremely well and his team of doctors is very happy with the results,” Reilly said in a statement.

“J.B. is still recuperating in Baltimore. He will head home to Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, where he expects to make a full recovery through rehab over the next few months. He looks forward to returning to the Tour in 2012.”

Holmes will be out for about three months.

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