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Ryan Ballengee

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I am a golf journalist, blogger, and broadcaster - a three tool player! - out of Baltimore, Maryland. I lead the charge on Waggle Room. Up until taking over at Waggle Room, I was blogging over at my GNN Blog. I do a popular podcast each week called The 19th Hole Golf Show.

You can find me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/waggleroom) or on Facebook (http://facebook.com/waggleroom).

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2010 PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer Wins PGA Championship In Playoff

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After Bubba Watson landed in the water hazard short of 18 green, Martin Kaymer chipped out of the rough, hit his third shot from 190 yards to the green, then two-putted to win the championship. It...

2010 PGA Championship: Disaster May Strike On Final Playoff Hole

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After leveling with Bubba Watson with a birdie on the par 3 17th – the second of three playoff holes – Martin Kaymer may not be in the driver’s seat to win the PGA Championship. Bubba Watson hit an...

2010 PGA Championship: Bubba Watson Leads After First Playoff Hole

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With a birdie at the par 4 10th hole, Bubba Watson takes a one stroke lead over Martin Kaymer in the PGA Championship three hole playoff. The combined score of the three holes will determine the...

2010 PGA Championship: Dustin Johnson Penalized Two Strokes, Out Of Playoff

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Dustin Johnson has assessed a penalty on himself for grounding his club in what has been determined to be a bunker, where his tee shot landed at the 18th hole. The two-stroke penalty will give him...

2010 PGA Championship: Will We Have A Two Or Three Way Playoff?

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After Dustin Johnson arrived at his tee shot on the 18th hole at Whistling Straits, he found his ball in a waste bunker area where the crowd was standing. He hit his approach way to the left,...

2010 PGA Championship: Dustin Johnson Way Right Off Of 18 Tee

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With a driver in his hand and the championship for the taking, Dustin Johnson hit a huge block drive on the 18th hole at Whistling Straits. He hit it about halfway into a nearly 20-deep crowd on...

2010 PGA Championship: Dustin Johnson Takes Lead, Watson In Clubhouse

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The last thirty minutes have truly separated the field in the PGA Championship. With a great stretch of five holes, including consecutive birdies on 16 and 17, Dustin Johnson leads the PGA...

2010 PGA Championship: Three Tied At The Top, Six Within A Shot Of The Lead

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This PGA Championship is turning out to be the tournament of the year. With just a handful of holes to go, there are three players tied for the lead at 11-under – Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer, and...

2010 PGA Championship: Bubba Watson Now Tied For The Lead

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With a monster drive of 351 yards, Bubba Watson was on his way to making mince meat of the par 5 16th at Whistling Straits. Reaching the green in two, he made a two-putt birdie to gain a share of...

2010 PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer In Control, But Steve Elkington & Bubba Watson Are Close

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Martin Kaymer is playing some very solid golf in the final round of the PGA Championship. He hasn’t had a bogey in almost fifty holes. Even still, his challengers are not fading. Bubba Watson – who...

2010 PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson Is Looking Good, People

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

2010 PGA Championship: Nick Watney Remains In Charge At PGA Championship

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Nick Watney has regained a four shot lead with two holes to play in the third round of the PGA Championship. He is on 14-under and 7-under on the day. Among Watney’s competition are Dustin Johnson...

2010 PGA Championship: Nick Watney Remains In Control

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Nick Watney has not lost an ounce of momentum in the third round of the PGA Championship. He remains at 12-under through 13 holes, though now just three clear of the field. W. Liang of China shot...

2010 PGA Championship: Nick Watney In Complete Control

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Nick Watney is dominating the third round of the PGA Championship. He is four clear of the field on 12-under. Five under on the round today is more than enough. He leads three golfers on 8-under,...

2010 PGA Championship: Third Round Tee Times And Groups

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Here are the tee times and groups for the third round of the PGA Championship that begins at 12:50 p.m. ET. Tee Number 1 11:50 AM – Ernie Els, Shaun Micheel, Peter Hanson 12:00 PM – D.A. Points,...

2010 PGA Championship: Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, JB Holmes Making Moves; Woods Improves To 3-Under

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The second round of the PGA Championship is nearing completion at Whistling Straits. The projected cut is at 1-over. Jim Furyk and JB Holmes made the moves of the second round finale. Both are in...

2010 PGA Championship: A Saturday Rush To Make The Cut

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The 92nd PGA Championship resumed second round pay this morning at 8 a.m. ET. More than half the field still needs to compete their second round before a 36 hole cut can be made of the low 70 and ties.

2010 PGA Championship: Add Dustin Johnson To The Mix

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Dustin Johnson has staked his claim to the PGA Championship, now in second place two back of Matt Kuchar. Johnson just attempted to drive the par 4 6th hole after making eagle at the par 5 5th. The...

2010 PGA Championship: Matt Kuchar Leads; Jason Dufner & Bryce Molder Making Strong Charges

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Scoring conditions are very favorable in the second round of the PGA Championship. Three players in particular are standing out today. Jason Dufner and Bryce Molder are -6 on their rounds today,...

2010 PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson Strikes Fan With Ball, Signs Frown Faced Glove

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Phil Mickelson hit an errant drive on the 15th hole at Whistling Straits in his second round at the PGA Championship. As a form of apology to the fan, he took off his glove, signed it with a message of sorry - and a frown face inside the "o."

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