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J.B. Holmes to have brain surgery

Updated: August 23, 2011, 12:19 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

J.B. Holmes will have brain surgery next week to clear up a condition called Chiari malformation and will miss the next three months of competition.

Holmes' agent, Terry Reilly, told GolfChannel.com that the condition is "non-life threatening" and that the 29-year-old Kentucky native "could be hitting balls in a month."

"I know when people hear 'brain surgery' it conjures up all kinds of images, but this a relatively low-risk surgery and only takes about an hour and a half," ...

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