American golfer JB Holmes brain surgery was a resounding success and, according to his manager, he plans to return to the PGA Tour in 2012.

Holmes had been suffering from vertigo-like symptoms and was diagnosed with Chiari malformations, structural defects in the part of the brain which controls balance, and had surgery at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital at the begining of September.

"The surgery was performed by Dr. George Jallo and he reports that JB did extremely well and his team of doctors is very happy with the results," Holmes's manager Terry Reilly said.

"He expects to make a full recovery through rehab over the next few months. He looks forward to returning to the Tour in 2012."

Holmes has two wins on the PGA Tour and is expected to be out of action for up to three months while recovering from the injury.

He first started experiencing the symptoms in the Players Championship and pulled out of the FedEx Cup playoffs opening event, the Barclays Classic, to have the condition treated surgically.

Holmes had been in good form recording four top-10s in his first 10 PGA Tour starts in 2011 before his form sharply declined at the Players Championship.

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