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)

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.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.


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