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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175
College: Texas A&M University

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Ryan Palmer moved up to tied second place in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open with a 5-under-par 32-33=65 on day two.
There are plenty of high-profile Americans in the field this week as they look to hone their links skills ahead of next week's Open at St. Andrews. And it's Palmer making the biggest impact after he added a 65 to his opening 67 to reach 8-under 132 at the midpoint. That's three shots behind leader Daniel Brooks of England. Palmer did the bulk of his work with a burst of four birdies in five holes on the front nine while he added a final par breaker at 16. His only blemish came at 9 which he bogeyed for the second day running. Jul 10 - 12:23 PM

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Overnight co-leader Ryan Palmer settled for a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in today's second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The short story for today's experience is that he penciled in just five pars. Despite an eagle and five birdies, Palmer couldn't even match par. That's what happens when you three-putt twice, find water on two other occasions and square six bogeys and a double. He'd have really regressed if three of his birdies hadn't dropped from 16-20 feet. At 5-under 135, he signed his card with a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead, but that has since gone by the boards.
Jun 12 - 1:56 PM

Ryan Palmer crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-33=64 in his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead with morning wavers Brooks Koepka and Greg Owen.

Palmer logged top fives at TPC Southwind in 2012 and 2013. He's also coming off a T10 at the Byron Nelson, so it's hardly a surprise that he's playing well again in Memphis. He went 6-for-6 in scrambling and circled six birdies, including respective conversions from 23'9", 14'6" and 19'8" at Nos. 13, 1 and 2. When he signed his card, he sat inside the top 10 in both strokes-gained stats with measurements north of 3.045.
Jun 11 - 6:42 PM

Ryan Palmer finished off his 12th appearance at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship with an even-par 35-34=69 and his 72-hole aggregate of 10-under 267 was good for a six-way tie for 10th place.

Palmer, runner-up at this tournament in 2011, began the proceedings at 10-under (T7), just three off the pace. He would finish the day 10-under as well, but a full eight shots back of fellow Texas resident (and winner) Steven Bowditch. With preferred lies in effect in closely mown areas, Palmer could not take advantage, circling just one birdie against three bogeys. The 38-year-old would salvage his round with an eagle-3 on the par-5 seventh. He will take solace in notching his fourth top 10 on the season in that he had missed his last two stroke-play cuts coming into the week as well as going winless (0-3) at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play. His last top 10 was also in the Lone Star State, a T6-finish at the Valero Texas Open in March.
May 31 - 7:52 PM

Ryan Palmer added a 3-under-par 34-32=66 in today's second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship to reach the halfway point in 8-under 131.

He's one shot back of the overnight tri-leaders at TPC Four Seasons. Palmer squared two bogey-5s today but answered with five birdies. He has 12 on the week. Since his last title at the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii, the Texan has finished second five times, including as a co-runner-up at the WM Phoenix Open in early February. His game remains sharp in the long-term, but gamers' patience is just about gone waiting for victory No. 4. Interestingly, after his opening 65, he joked about the flak he fielded after missing the cut on his home track at Colonial last week. "I wanted to kind of shut up all the fans that wore me out on Twitter," he said. Hopefully I calmed them down a little bit." And if it fuels him to continue to perform, even better.
May 29 - 10:18 PM

Ryan Palmer turned the page and posted 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, good for a share of the clubhouse lead.

Palmer was a straight-up bust at Colonial last week, but he's earned back some of his critics with today's brilliance. He found only six (of 14) fairways at TPC Four Seasons but landed 15 greens in regulation and buried seven birdies. Four of his par breakers disappeared from outside 10 feet, including rolls from 28'5" and 37'1" at Nos. 12 and 18, respectively. He swallowed two bogeys, including a three-putt from just inside 45 feet at the par-5 16th, but still secured his lowest aggregate since opening the WM Phoenix Open in late January with 64.
May 28 - 1:40 PM

Ryan Palmer prepares for a home game during this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The Colonial Country Club member is 9-for-11 in his career here, including top 15s in each of the past three trips. He missed the cut in his last start but still boasts seven top 25s in 10 stroke-play starts this season. Gamers should make Palmer one of their top priorities when building rosters this week as nobody in the field is more familiar with this week's layout.
May 19 - 8:47 AM

Ryan Palmer returns to this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship after a three-year recess.

Palmer is playing inspired golf in 2015 ahead of this week's WGC-Match Play. His first taste of match play came at Dove Mountain in 2011 where he sent Jim Furyk home before falling short against Miguel Angel Jimenez in his second match. His group this week is featured by Justin Rose along with Marc Leishman and Anirban Lahiri. Palmer has the talent to play spoiler and drift his way into the Final 16.
Apr 28 - 8:45 PM

Ryan Palmer toured Augusta National Golf Club in 3-under-par 32-37=69 in his opening round of the Masters.

Palmer walked off with a bogey-5 at the 18th hole, but it was just the second bogey of his round that also featured five birdies, three of which on par 5s. He totaled 15 greens in regulation. The Texan is 2-for-4 in the tournament with a solo 10th in 2011. Today's score matches his third-round aggregate from that edition. He hasn't gone lower in 13 career competitive loops. Palmer signed today's card situated just two strokes adrift of the threesome sharing the clubhouse lead.
Apr 9 - 5:59 PM

Ryan Palmer fired a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to earn a top 10 at 2-under 286.

Palmer spread six birdies and two bogeys across TPC San Antonio, with his 34'10" birdie at the par-4 sixth easily the highlight. He had a putt from 8'11" for birdie on the par-5 18th to join a tie for second in real time, but pushed it to the right after backing off due to a distraction. Either way, he delivered everything his fantasy owners could have expected and more this week.
Mar 29 - 4:26 PM

Ryan Palmer authored a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in his opening round of the Valero Texas Open, finishing three strokes off the overnight lead.

The Texan has admitted how confident he's been in his ball-striking this year. It was on display yet again today. He found eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, quite solid given the test the TPC San Antonio presents. But at last check, he led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 6.620. His card features an eagle-2 at the drivable, par-4 17th (from just 7'2") and four birdies. That set included a zero-putt six-yarder at the par-4 fifth.
Mar 26 - 8:26 PM

Ryan Palmer competed his first 36 holes of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in 3-under-par 71-70=141 and sits six strokes off the pace of leader J.B. Holmes.

He's split only 12 (of 28) fairways, but Palmer has created 24 opportunities to break par. He's done so seven times for birdie, including a roll from 19'8" at the par-3 13th hole today. His other three birdies on Friday were on par 5s. Palmer's reputation as a streaky talent has been shattered over the last few months. Save a missed cut on the number at Pebble Beach, he's been as automatic as any. As a result, he deserves to populate every short list when he commits.
Mar 6 - 6:35 PM

Ryan Palmer came up short in a playoff in last year's edition of The Honda Classic and is back to try and claim the prize this week.

Palmer was a member a four-man playoff at PGA National's Champion Course, also including Rory McIlroy, Russell Knox and Russell Henley, which Henley eventually won. While Palmer missed the cut in his most recent start at Pebble Beach, that was the first time in 2014-15 that he failed to cash. His highlight was a T2 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, so it is clear that his game is in good shape.
Feb 25 - 10:31 AM

Ryan Palmer submitted a bogey-free 5-under-par 31-35=66 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to join Bubba Watson in the clubhouse lead at 14-under 270.

Palmer picked up four birdies on TPC Scottsdale's front nine, with three of those bogeys coming from longer than 18 feet. He was unable to keep the momentum going on the back, adding only a lone birdie at the par-5 15th. He burned the edges on birdie bids on the 16th and 17th holes. He is one off the lead in real time at the time of his posting.
Feb 1 - 5:37 PM

Ryan Palmer navigated TPC Scottsdale to the tune of a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

While this course offers numerous birdie opportunities, the par 3s aren't thought to be the land of easy pickings. Don't tell Palmer that. Each of his three birdies came on par 3s. An 18'1" effort on the fourth hole was the longest of the bunch. His 9-under 204 is one off the clubhouse lead and four behind Martin Laird, who has one hole to play.
Jan 31 - 5:31 PM