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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open 2011: Ryan Palmer shoots 2-under-par 69

Ryan Palmer lines up a putt at the U.S. Open. (Ricky Carioti - The Washington Post)
Ryan Palmer birdied holes Nos. 1, 8 and 10 and finished his first round of the U.S. Open at 2-under-par 69, near the top of the leader board.

So who is this guy?

DOB: 9-19-76.

Birthplace: Amarillo, Tex.

Resides:Coffeyville, Tex.

Turned pro: 2000.

PGA Tour wins: 3 (2004 Funai Classic, 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic, 2010 Sony Open). 

Career top 10 finishes: 22.

Career top 25 finishes: 47.

Best major finish: tied for 10th at 2011 Masters.

World golf ranking: 51st.

Charitable foundation: yes.

Check out The Post’s U.S. Open coverage, which includes a leader board, hole-by-hole guide, tee times, spectator’s guide, photo gallery and live blog.

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