When Ryan was 19, he qualified for the 2002 U.S. Open, which was also held at Bethpage. In fact, it was the first professional tournament that he played.
He chats with me about various topics including:
- His game going into the tournament
- The course set-up compared to 2002, including the ever hot topic of the rough and comments on a few holes
- Conquering the tough layout
- A funny (or unfortunate) experience on the 11th green