J.B. Holmes takes Houston Open

HOUSTON (AP) J.B. Holmes used a strong start Sunday for a Houston Open victory in a three-way playoff against Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner.

The 32-year-old Holmes birdied the first five holes and nine of the first 12 after starting the day six shots back of Jordan Spieth.

He had a 64, the day's low round, and won on the second playoff hole for his fourth PGA Tour victory and the $1,188,000 check. Although Holmes' missed birdie putt had given Wagner another chance, his short putt for par lipped out.

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