In the absence of Woods, Holmes has skyrocketed to No. 11 in ESPN.com's golf power rankings. ESPN.com has put together a very open (and tentative) rankings of the world's top 20 players, without Woods, of course.
ESPN.com makes sure to note that the rankings aren't necessarily a list of the world's most talented players, only a compilation of the the hottest teams. It's also a list of people they believe are on the verge of a big 2010 without Tiger.
Holmes currently ranks 11th on the PGA Tour money list with $971,905. The former UK star has notched two top-10 finishes in four starts this season.
Holmes has two career victories on the PGA Tour, both coming at the FBR Open. He played at UK from 2002-05.