Holmes' Quail Hollow win earns him spot at Players

Published On: May 04 2014 07:51:27 PM EDT
Updated On: May 04 2014 08:04:28 PM EDT
J.B. Holmes with Wells Fargo Championship

AP photo by Bob Leverone

J.B. Holmes poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -

J.B. Holmes needed to earn just eight FedExClub points in the Wells Fargo Championship to qualify for The Players.  Instead, the 32-year-old University of Kentucky alum qualified the old-fashioned way: recording his third PGA Tour victory.

Holmes fills the final slot in the field of 144 that will tackle the TPC Sawgrass course this week.

In addition to a broken ankle in March 2013, Holmes also had to overcome brain surgery in 20111 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to repair Chiari malfunctions.

With Holmes gaining entry to The Players, Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa becomes the first alternate.

Here's the complete list of qualifiers:

  • Stuart Appleby
  • Woody Austin
  • Aaron Baddeley
  • Sang-Moon Bae
  • Briny Baird
  • Charlie Beljan
  • Thomas Bjorn
  • Jonas Blixt
  • Jason Bohn
  • Steven Bowditch
  • Keegan Bradley
  • Scott Brown
  • Jonathan Byrd
  • Angel Cabrera
  • Roberto Castro
  • Greg Chalmers
  • Kevin Chappell
  • K.J. Choi
  • Stewart Cink
  • Tim Clark
  • Darren Clarke
  • Erik Compton
  • Ben Crane
  • Brian Davis
  • Brendon de Jonge
  • Graham DeLaet
  • Jamie Donaldson
  • Luke Donald
  • James Driscoll
  • Jason Dufner
  • Ken Duke
  • Ernie Els
  • Harris English
  • Derek Ernst
  • Matt Every
  • Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
  • Martin Flores
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Jim Furyk
  • Stephen Gallacher
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Robert Garrigus
  • Brian Gay
  • Lucas Glover
  • Retief Goosen
  • Luke Guthrie
  • Bill Haas
  • Chesson Hadley
  • James Hahn
  • Brian Harman
  • David Hearn
  • Russell Henley
  • J.J. Henry
  • Justin Hicks
  • Charley Hoffman
  • Morgan Hoffmann
  • J. B. Holmes
  • Billy Horschel
  • Charles Howell III
  • John Huh
  • Freddie Jacobson
  • Thongchai Jaidee
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Zach Johnson
  • Matt Jones
  • Martin Kaymer
  • Jerry Kelly
  • Chris Kirk
  • Russell Knox
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Martin Laird
  • Scott Langley
  • D.H. Lee
  • Richard H.Lee
  • Marc Leishman
  • Justin Leonard
  • David Lingmerth
  • Joost Luiten
  • Will MacKenzie
  • Jeff Maggert
  • Hunter Mahan
  • Hideki Matsuyama
  • Graeme McDowell
  • William McGirt
  • Rory McIlroy
  • George McNeill
  • John Merrick
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Bryce Molder
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Ryan Moore
  • Kevin Na
  • Seung-Yul Noh
  • Geoff Ogilvy
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Jeff Overton
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Pat Perez
  • Kenny Perry
  • John Peterson
  • Carl Pettersson
  • D.A. Points
  • Ted Potter, Jr.
  • Ian Poulter
  • Michael Putnam
  • Patrick Reed
  • John Rollins
  • Andres Romero
  • Justin Rose
  • Rory Sabbatini
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Adam Scott
  • John Senden
  • Webb Simpson
  • Brandt Snedeker
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Kevin Stadler
  • Scott Stallings
  • Kyle Stanley
  • Brendan Steele
  • Shawn Stefani
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Kevin Streelman
  • Steve Stricker
  • Chris Stroud
  • Brian Stuard
  • Daniel Summerhays
  • Josh Teater
  • Michael Thompson
  • Nicholas Thompson
  • Cameron Tringale
  • Bo Van Pelt
  • Camilo Villegas
  • Johnson Wagner
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Nick Watney
  • Bubba Watson
  • Boo Weekley
  • Lee Westwood
  • Charlie Wi
  • Mark Wilson
  • Gary Woodland
  • Y.E. Yang

Alternates:
Todd, Brendon
Singh, Vijay
Martin, Ben
Svoboda, Andrew
Streb, Robert
Holmes, J.B.
Lee, Danny
Garnett, Brice
Hurley III, Billy
Collins, Chad

Players who qualified but are not participating due to injury or other circumstances are: Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Victor Dubuisson, Miguel A. Jimenez, David Lynn, Scott Piercy, Bob Estes and Chez Reavie.

There are 20 countries represented in the field, with Australia leading the way with the most players (10) outside of the United States (93).

Players - Country
93  USA
10 AUSTRALIA
6 SOUTH AFRICA
5 ENGLAND
5 SWEDEN
4 SOUTH KOREA
3 NORTHERN IRELAND
3 SCOTLAND
2 ARG
2 CANDA
2 SPAIN
1 COL
1 DEN
1 GER
1 ITA
1 JAPAN
1 NETHERLANDS
1 THAILAND
1 WALES
1 ZIMBABWE

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