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Palmer earns invitation to Masters

Updated: January 18, 2010, 12:46 AM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Ryan Palmer expected the worst when his chip from 50 feet short of the 18th green came out a little strong.

Seconds later, he never felt better.

His chip struck the pin squarely, and instead of running about 8 feet past the hole, it settled a few inches away. Palmer tapped in for a birdie and a 4-under 66, giving him a one-shot victory in the Sony Open when Robert Allenby missed a 10-foot birdie putt.

"What a way to start the year," Palmer said.

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