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JB Holmes has successful brain surgery

J.B. Holmes had successful brain surgery and plans to return to the PGA Tour next year, his manager said on Tuesday.

Holmes was diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance.

Having suffered from dizzy spells and vertigo-like symptoms since May, Doctors discovered in August that the Kentucky native had Chiara malformations and underwent surgery at the John Hopkins University Hospital last Thursday.

"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," Holmes's manager Terry 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."

The long-hitting Holmes, a double winner on the U.S. circuit, is expected to be sidelined for three months while recovering from his surgery.

In his last three appearances on the tour, the 29-year-old missed two cuts and withdrew after the opening round of the PGA Championship in August, citing illness.

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