Ryan Ballengee is a lifelong native of the Baltimore area and a graduate of the University of Maryland in 2004 (B.S., Business Management) and 2006 (M.P.P., Public Policy). He has worked for NBCSports.com since November 2010. He scours the world of golf for news from all corners, looking to provide comprehensive coverage of the many stories in the game and contributes to GolfTalkCentral.
Ballengee is an avid golfer - playing competitive golf in high school - but quickly realized life on the PGA Tour as a player was not in the cards. He happily covers it instead. Ballengee lives in the Baltimore area with his wife.