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Ryan Palmer

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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Ryan Palmer pushed up the leaderboard in round two of The Barclays, scribbling a 3-under-par 34-34=68 to reach 3-under 139 heading into the weekend.
Palmer put his tee-to-green game on cruise control, striping 11 (of 14) fairways and landing 16 greens. That kept things stress-free on the greens, which was needed since he lost 1.43 strokes putting on the round, despite making a 52'3" eagle bomb at the par-5 fourth. He walked off the course with 3.161 strokes gained approaching-the-green, which checks out in his GIR numbers, hitting 29 on the week to rank first in the field at the moment. Palmer has not figured out these slick bentgrass greens, but he'll enter the weekend inside the top 15 on the leaderboard with two more rounds to figure out the putter. Aug 26 - 5:09 PM

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Ryan Palmer turns his attention to the Black Course at Bethpage Start Park in preparation of The Barclays this week in Farmingdale, New York.

Palmer enters the week ranked 63rd in the FedExCup race, thanks to a 17-for-20 record during the regular season. More recently, his results have been quiet, with a T30 at The Open being his best finish over the last five. Heading to Bethpage Black, Palmer will be able to use some course knowledge gained from the 2012 edition, when he finished T24. Palmer has played his way to the BMW Championship in five of the last six seasons, and could use a good finish this week to help make that six of the last seven.
Aug 24 - 11:56 AM

World No. 62 Ryan Palmer fizzled out to a 5-over-par 38-38=76 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, finishing at 3-over 145 to miss the cut by three strokes.

Palmer entered the event as the 14th-highest rated golfer in the field according to the Official World Golf Ranking, but there is a reason the game is not played on paper. Palmer missed eight (of 14) fairways, found the water twice, and lost -3.554 strokes around-the-green during today's round. Palmer is one of the most consistent golfers on TOUR (52-for-62 since start of 2013-14) but not immune to missed cuts. A total of 78 golfers made it through the cut line at even-par 142 but other notables joining Palmer with early trunk slams include: 143- Defending champ Troy Merritt... 144- Luke List; Si Woo Kim; Tim Wilkinson... 145- Jordan Niebrugge; Vaughn Taylor... 146- Russell Henley; Rory Sabbatini (return from neck surgery)... 147- Adam Hadwin
Jun 24 - 7:11 PM

Colonial Country Club member Ryan Palmer pieced together a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in today's final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to post 13-under 267, down one place into a two-way T3, four back of 54-hole leader and eventual champ Jordan Spieth.

The was the Texan's 13th consecutive appearance and third top 10, joining a pair of T5s in 2014 and 2012. He was chasing his fourth TOUR title in his 332nd career start and first since the 2010 Sony Open. The 39-year-old began the final round in a two-way T2 on 11-under, one back of Spieth, after opening in 66-67-66. He reached the break on 13-under total following a three-birdie one-bogey first half, one back of then-leader Harris English, who was one group ahead in the penultimate threesome. Palmer exchanged bogey at 14 with a closing-birdie at the 18th (from 24 inches) while Spieth raced by everyone with an inward 30. His T3 is a season best in 15 events and second top 10 (T4, Valero).
May 29 - 7:46 PM

Ryan Palmer authored a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational for a 54-hole tally of 11-under 199, up one into a two-way T2, one back of leader Jordan Spieth.

The Texas A&M alum played 28 holes on Saturday. Before he could begin his third round, he returned earlier in the morning to finish off 10 holes leftover from his second frame on Friday. The Colonial CC member showed no signs of fatigue, kicking-off with back-to-back birdies but did give them back with consecutive dropped shots on holes 4 and 5 on failed scrambles. The 39-year-old righted the ship from there, playing his final 13 holes in bogey-free 4-under, circling Nos. 9, 11, 15 and 16. He had a prime scoring chance on the par-4 18th from just 37 inches, but missed. Nonetheless, Palmer earned the final Sunday pairing with fellow Texan Spieth.
May 28 - 7:36 PM

Ryan Palmer orchestrated a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the weather-delayed second round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to reach the halfway point on 7-under 133, one back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Webb Simpson.

Simpson posted his aggregate yesterday, while Palmer returned on Saturday morning to post his number, up two on the live leaderboard into a four-way T2. He was 1-under thru eight holes (beginning off the back nine) and 5-under total when play was suspended on Friday due to darkness. The 39-year-old ended Friday's play on a sour note, with his first bogey of the round at the 17th, but erased that with birdie-3 from 15'11" at the 18th to turn 2-under. He chased with a hole-out eagle at the par-5 first from 53'5" away and nearly holed-out for eagle-2 on the second, with his approach from 65 yards ending just one inch from the cup for a kick-in birdie. Palmer stalled out from there however, erasing birdie at the eighth with bogey-5s on Nos. 3 (three-putt), 5 and 9, the latter two on failed scrambles.
May 28 - 11:05 AM

Playing on his home course, Ryan Palmer pieced together a 4-under-par 33-33=66 during the opening round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, currently two strokes off the lead as the p.m. wave kick off their rounds.

The Colonial Country Club member looked comfortable from the start, rolling in an 18'1" birdie putt on the par-5 first hole to start the week. He followed it up with a circle at the next hole before finding a greenside bunker at the par-3 fourth hole, dropping his lone shot of the day. Palmer would splash home two more putts from long distance before exiting the course, both putts going for birdies and both from the 20-to-23 foot range. Palmer missed the cut here on his home course last year but he's off and running this time around.
May 26 - 4:02 PM

Ryan Palmer had made five straight cuts at TPC Four Seasons with three top 10s but stalled out to a 2-under-par 31-37=68 in today's second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson and at 1-under 71-68=139, missed the cut by one stroke.

A total of 83 players made the cut on 2-under 138 so a second cut of low 70 and ties will take place after 54 holes. Palmer went out in bogey-free 4-under 31, including a hole-out birdie-3 at the third from a greenside bunker, but came home in birdie-less 2-over 37. He squared the 14th on a failed scramble and bogeyed the 18th after putting his second into the water. In-between, he missed birdie tries from 8'9" at 15 and from 9'0" at the signature par-3 17th. Other notables with early departures include: 139- Bryson DeChambeau; Brandt Snedeker; Graham DeLaet; Lucas Glover ... 140- Marc Leishman; Russell Henley; Louis Oosthuizen; 2011 champ Keegan Bradley; Scott Piercy ... 141- 1995 champ Ernie Els ... 145- 2014 champ Brendon Todd.
May 20 - 8:26 PM

Ryan Palmer tacked on a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the second round of THE PLAYERS to reach the midpoint on 7-under 137, down one on the live leaderboard to T14.

This is Palmer's 11th PLAYERS with T5 in 2013 his only top-50 finish in three paydays. He opened with a four-birdie one-eagle one-bogey 67 and penciled three against against a lone bogey-6 at the ninth on day 2. Thru 36 holes, the 39-year-old is currently T70 in total birdies (seven) and greens in regulation at 66.67 (24/36), but T13 in total bogeys (two) and second in strokes gained: putting at 5.422.
May 13 - 6:46 PM

Ryan Palmer steadied for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open for a four-day tally of 9-under 279, up eight places on the leaderboard to T4, three in arrears to champion Charley Hoffman.

It took 12 starts to the 2015-16 season for Palmer to record his first top 10 and he gets it in his home state. It's his third top 10 at the Valero in his 14th appearance and backs up a T6 here last year. The 39-year-old began the final round on 6-under T12, five back of 54-hole leader Ricky Barnes, but just one shy of the overnight top 10. He was 1-over thru his first three holes, erasing birdie-4 at two with back-to-back bogeys at three and four, but played his final 14 holes in blemish-free 4-under, circling par breakers on 5, 8, 17 and 18, the latter two from 11'1" and 12'5", respectively.
Apr 24 - 8:17 PM

Ryan Palmer signed for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 during day two of the Valero Texas Open, climbing to 6-under 138 on the week.

The Texan opened up round two with a 5'10" par-saving miss, spending one early. The bounce back didn't come until the par-4 fifth where he splashed home a 4'6" birdie roll. Overall that flat stick was not cooperative, but he did bomb in a 17'4" birdie at the par-5 eighth hole. Palmer currently ranks 136th in the field in driving accuracy, hitting just 13 (of 28) fairways through 36 holes. Despite the poor driving, he's just four strokes off the current pace set by Brendan Steele.
Apr 22 - 4:17 PM

Ryan Palmer pieced together a 4-under-par 33-35=68 during the first round of the Valero Texas Open, just four adrift Brendan Steele at the top.

The Texas native opened with a bogey at the par-4 10th after an errant tee shot put him out of position to reach the green in two. That was the lone blemish of the round. His putter didn't heat up until his eight hole of the day, where he splashed home an 18'7" birdie bomb and backed it up with 27 feet of putts over the next two holes, adding two more circles. Palmer had troubles finding the short stuff off the tee, missing eight (of 14) fairways but his flat stick kept him in contention through 18 holes. If his tee-to-green game picks up a little then he's got a great chance to repeat last year's T6 performance.
Apr 22 - 11:21 AM

Ryan Palmer arrives at the Valero Texas Open ranked 88th in the FedExCup standings.

The Texas native and resident is a three-time winner on TOUR but he's six years on from his last at the 2010 Sony Open. His season best on 11 starts is T13 at that very same tournament, totaling four top 25s, but has no top 10s, though he's made 10 consecutive cuts. Since the VTO moved to its current venue at TPC San Antonio, the 39-year-old is 5-for-6 with three top 20s, two for top 10s, including a T6 last year on rounds of 70-75-73-68. Prior to 2015-16, he ranked in the top 25 on TOUR in strokes gained: total for four straight seasons, but he's currently 76th in that category, including an uncharacteristic 138th in strokes gained: putting.
Apr 20 - 6:23 PM

Ryan Palmer prepares for his 11th playing of the Shell Houston Open.

It took 10 tries but the Texas native and resident finally bagged his only top 10 upon last visit in 2014 (T7). He's cashed just four times overall, but each has been for top 25s, but he's also missed six cuts: 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005 and 2004 (debut), so it's a coin flip whether to roster him. The 39-year-old began 2016 at No. 58 in OWGR but has dipped to 73 despite making seven straight paydays since the calendar flipped. In total, he's 8-for-9 on the season with four top 25s, but has zero top 10s. Palmer ranks 13th on TOUR in the all-around but is 167th in scrambling (55.61 percent).
Mar 30 - 4:30 PM

Ryan Palmer is in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for his 10th playing of The Honda Classic.

Palmer is a steady but not spectacular 5-for-6 on the season with four top 25s and a best of T13 at the Sony Open. He ranks 27th on TOUR in strokes gained: tee-to-green and third in the all-around but his usually trusty flat stick is dragging him down at 147th in SG: putting. The 39-year-old has cashed in his last four trips to PGA National, including a T25/2015 and a playoff loss in 2014.
Feb 24 - 4:54 PM