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Ryan Ballengee

Golf writer

I am a golf journalist, blogger and broadcaster - a three tool player - out of Baltimore. I lead the charge on Waggle Room, SB Nation's golf blog, and handle coverage of golf's majors for SBNation.com. I also do a popular podcast each week called The 19th Hole Golf Show.

MOST RECENT POSTS

2010 PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson Is Looking Good, People

As the wind picks up at Whistling Straits and the quality of play from the leaders is inversely proportioned to it, Phil Mickelson’s closing 67 looks better and better. Mickelson finished the PGA...

2010 PGA Championship: Nick Watney Goes Swimming In Lake Michigan

After making birdie at the sixth hole to regain a share of the lead, Nick Watney his a terrible tee shot on the par three 7th hole. His tee shot ricocheted off of the rocks short and right of the...

2010 PGA Championship: Midwesterner Zach Johnson Is In The Mix

The man from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is in contention for his second major championship. Zach Johnson has a short birdie try at the lengthy par 4 eighth hole. The approach from 228 yards came on the...

2010 PGA Championship: Oh, Hello, Jim Furyk! Welcome To The Party!

The landscape at Whistling Straits is changing, again. As the wind shifts in from the west and blows harder, putting is becoming an issue for the field. Martin Kaymer appears most in charge of his...

2010 PGA Championship: Bubba Watson, Camilo Villegas Join List Of Contenders

The list of contenders for the Wanamaker Trophy is getting longer. Bubba Watson made eagle at the punching bag par 5 fifth hole to get to 9-under par and just two shots out of the lead. Camilo...

2010 PGA Championship: Game On! Nick Watney Double Bogeys First Hole

The first hole at Whistling Straits is benign. It should be a long iron off the tee and a mid iron into the green. But the simple hole proved dramatic for the final groups. Rory McIlroy began his...

2010 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods Double Bogeys Tenth Hole, May Kill Ryder Cup Chances

Tiger Woods went out on his final round front nine in one-under par. With just two pars, Woods had four birdies and three bogeys on that side. Arriving at the tenth hole, Woods hit the downward...

2010 PGA Championship: The Party Is Underway At CBS

CBS has run its montage and the broadcast is live. The emphasis of the telecast appears to be on youth, but Phil Mickelson’s run to 6-under par is the lead story for the opening hour.

2010 PGA Championship: Carl Pettersson Making Early Run At Whistling Straits

Carl Pettersson is off to a hot start in his final round of the PGA Championship. Making birdies at the first three holes, the Swedish Redneck had a chance for four consecutive to start the round....

2010 PGA Championship: Nick Watney Closes With Three Shot Lead

Miraculously, the PGA Championship is back on pace. The field is through three rounds, and Nick Watney leads by three at 13-under par. His 66 helped him gain firm control going into the final round...

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