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A playoff loser last year, Ryan Palmer again in contention at Torrey

A playoff loser last year, Ryan Palmer again in contention at Torrey

Jason Day besting Alex Noren on a Monday morning after the sun set on an epic Sunday playoff will long be remembered as one of the more memorable finishes at Torrey Pines.

Few, however, might recall that the bonus golf began as a three-man field: Day, Noren and 42-year-old Texan Ryan Palmer.

Of course, Palmer remembers.

The experience is serving him well as he is tied for third at 10 under after carding a 5-under 67 on Friday on the North Course.

“It’s always nice to come back to a course where you’ve had success and had a chance to win and losing in a playoff,” said Palmer, who parred his first playoff hole last year to bow out. “You look forward to going back...

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