Still Recovering JB Holmes Withdraws from Shark Shootout

Four months ago, JB Holmes under went brain surgery at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital to correct a condition known as Chiari Malformations.

The Mayo Clinic defines the condition as when brain tissue protrudes into your spinal canal. It occurs when part of your skull is abnormally small or misshapen, pressing on your brain and forcing it downward. Chiari malformation is uncommon, but improved imaging tests have led to more frequent diagnoses.

He began to experience symptoms as early as May of this year at The Players Championship. Seeing a range of specialists before being diagnosed with Chiari Malformations.

Holmes surgery was a successful procedure and he has continued to recover from the surgery and has been in good spirits following the ordeal.

The surgery and the condition forced him to miss the FedEx Cup Playoffs this season; however, I'm sure everyone would agree that golf takes a back seat to something this serious.

Still recovering from the procedure, Holmes has announced he has withdrawn from the Franklin Templeton Shootout this week.

"It is with great disappointment that I have elected to withdraw from this year's Franklin Templeton Shootout," said Holmes on his withdrawal.

"While I continue to make great strides in my recovery from surgery for Chiari Malformation, I am not 100 percent (healthy), and I think it would be a great disservice to my partner for me to play at less than full capacity."

Holmes was scheduled to play with Kenny Perry at the event. Scott Stallings will now take his place this week at the Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz in Naples, Florida.

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