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Ryan Palmer |

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 played a light PGA TOUR schedule this fall, finishing in a share of 22nd place in his lone Fall Series appearance.
Palmer is coming off a career year that yielded 20 paydays in 23 attempts, resulting in a career-best 14th place in the FedExCup. While teeing it up just once this fall on the PGA TOUR, he stayed busy overseas, collecting a pair of top 15s on the European Tour. Gamers should keep their eyes on Palmer, but also remember that he's missed 10 or more cuts in seven of his 11 PGA TOUR seasons. Dec 10 - 8:11 PM

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Ryan Palmer polished off the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 and posted 2-under 286.

Palmer arrived in Shanghai last week and tied for eighth at the BMW Masters. It was the sixth top 20 in his last seven starts. He just might extend that trend today despite going out in the first threesome off the first hole at Sheshan International Golf Club. Scattering three bogeys, Palmer compensated with seven birdies for his first sub-70 of the week. He had converted only nine birdies in his 54 holes combined. At the time he signed his card, he held the 72-hole clubhouse lead while sitting T20 on the leaderboard.
Nov 9 - 12:20 AM

Ryan Palmer split a portion of eighth place at last week's BMW Masters and now turns his attention to the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Palmer has been playing in peak form as of late, finishing the 2013-14 FedExCup Playoffs with three straight top 20s and taking his talent overseas, adding two more top 20s on the way. He finished T46 in his last appearance at Sheshan International in 2010. Gamers must take note of his form but also be weary of the dreaded regression card as this marks his longest stretch of consecutive top 20s over his 13 year PGA TOUR career.
Nov 4 - 11:15 PM

Ryan Palmer closed out the season with a 1-under-par 35-34=69 at the TOUR Championship.

Palmer remained hot this week but couldn't overcome two double bogeys in the end. After gaining 5.814 strokes-putting over the first 36 holes, he posted a -1.678 strokes gained-putting over the final two rounds. At 6-under 274, this will go in the books as his eighth top 10 of the season, a career high for Palmer.
Sep 14 - 5:30 PM

Ryan Palmer scrambled his way to a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the TOUR Championship.

Palmer had to overcome a double box on the par-4 eighth as well as an ordinary bogey on the par-4 11th hole. He landed just eight greens in regulation, so he has to come away ecstatic about an under-par round today. Holing out from six yards on the par-4 first was a good way to pad those scrambling stats. Through 54 holes, Palmer sits at 5-under 205, four strokes behind the leaders at the time he signed his scorecard.
Sep 13 - 6:01 PM

Ryan Palmer followed his opening 69 at the TOUR Championship with a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round.

Palmer is smoke-and-mirroring East Lake this week. After finding only nine greens in regulation en route to a red number on Thursday, he hit only 10 GIR today and still converted on half of those opportunities. The set featured rolls from 14 feet and 21'5" at the par-4 10th and 17th holes, respectively. After finding a greenside bunker at the par-3 18th, Palmer calmly poured in his par try from 12'3" to retain momentum entering the weekend. At 4-under 136, he's two strokes off the 36-hole lead.
Sep 12 - 2:05 PM

Ryan Palmer turned in a 1-under-par 33-36=69 for his opening round of the TOUR Championship, good for early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Palmer may not sleep on a spot inside the top 10 in the 29-man field, but he'll happily take a red number on the challenging layout in Atlanta. He split only four (of 14) fairways and hit nine greens in regulation, but limited the damage to two late bogeys at Nos. 16 and 18. The first of those two measured 18 feet. He also poured in three birdies, including rolls from 38'10" and 18'11" at the first and eighth holes, respectively. Palmer added a 10-foot par save at the par-4 13th. At the time he signed his card, he led the field in strokes gained-putting that read 3.253 at last check.
Sep 11 - 4:10 PM

Ryan Palmer has advanced to his second TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Palmer finished a distant 28th in his first trip back in 2010, failing to break par in any of his four rounds. The FedExCup Playoffs have been a steady climb in the right direction for Palmer, beginning with a T74 at The Barclays and improving to a T16 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and a T4 at the BMW Championship. This is the classic case of strong current form versus poor course history.
Sep 10 - 9:20 PM

Ryan Palmer settled for a share of fourth place at the BMW Championship with a 1-over-par 31-40=71 in the final round.

While his 9-under 271 tally moves him from 37th to 23rd in the FedExCup standings and secures him a spot in the field at the TOUR Championship, Palmer is left to wonder about what might have been. He scattered four birdies, including a 12'4" effort at the par-4 third, without a blemish over the first 11 holes at Cherry Hills. He must have realized that a win was possible, as he quickly squared three bogeys and a double bogey over his final seven holes. Perhaps he will use that as motivation at East Lake next week.
Sep 7 - 6:29 PM

Ryan Palmer spun a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the BMW Championship but trails Billy Horschel by three strokes at 10-under-par 200 with 18 holes to play.

Palmer saved the best of his six birdies at Cherry Hills CC for last, dropping a bomb from 30'2" on the par-4 18th to make dinner taste a little sweeter. His biggest problem was his inability to keep the scorecard clean, suffering a trio of bogeys on the afternoon. He landed 15 GIR and gained 2.424 strokes with the flat stick, which is generally a lethal combination. He will try and chase down Horschel in the finale to secure his fourth PGA TOUR victory. Almost as important, Palmer entered this week 37th in the FedExCup standings and is currently projected to finish ninth. He needs to protect a spot inside the top 30 if he is to advance to the TOUR Championship next week.
Sep 6 - 6:13 PM

Ryan Palmer enjoyed a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in his second round of the BMW Championship and posted 7-under 133 at the halfway point, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Strokes gained: tee-to-green debuted recently, so it makes sense that it's getting some attention on Palmer's card at Cherry Hills. When he signed his card today, he led the field at 9.089 (aggregate over two rounds), but sat 45th in strokes gained-putting. One of the reasons for the impressive ball-striking metric could be found at the par-4 seventh hole where he jarred his second from the rough 46 yards away. He also converted six birdies, including a pair from 12-14 feet. Palmer's highlight on Thursday occurred at the famed, par-4 first hole. He drove the green and buried his eagle try from 28 feet. The Texas arrived in Colorado sitting 37th in the FedExCup standings, so he's in the catbird's seat to return to East Lake for the first time since his debut in 2010.
Sep 5 - 6:28 PM

Ryan Palmer battled for an even-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and is tied for seventh at 8-under 205.

Palmer began his day at TPC Boston with a share of the 36-hole lead, but each of his four birdies were erased by bogeys. His round wasn't without a few highlights, circling birdies from 14'11' on the par-4 fifth and 19 feet on the par-4 15th, but he just couldn't keep the card clean. It was his worst ball-striking round of the tournament by a mile, splitting just seven of 14 fairways and landing a mere eight GIR. His 1.50 putting average for the round was still very impressive, and he leads the tournament in that stat at a 1.469 clip.
Aug 31 - 5:52 PM

Overnight leader Ryan Palmer settled for an even-par 37-34=71 in his second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 8-under 134 at the midpoint, good for sole possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Oh, golf. Palmer hit two more greens in regulation today (13), but squared three bogeys and a double to neutralize five birdies. He salvaged par just once after missing the GIR. His most notable conversions measured 15'9" and 18'11" at Nos. 5 and 12, respectively, both dropping for birdie.
Aug 30 - 1:39 PM

Ryan Palmer smoothed an 8-under-par 30-33=63 in his opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and will sleep on the outright lead.

And to think that he opened with a bogey-5 at the 10th hole where he swallowed an unplayable lie following his tee ball left of the fairway. Therefore, it was a highlight show. Palmer converted nine birdies despite hitting only 11 greens in regulation. Three of his par breakers stretched outside 12 feet, the longest measuring 23'1" at the par-4 fifth hole. His most challenging par save measured 10'4" at the par-3 third. He was perfect on 16 tries inside 16 feet. At last check, his strokes gained-putting clip read 5.073, good for tops in the field of 93. Palmer entered the week at 43rd in the FedExCup standings. He shared the 18-hole lead at the PGA Championship and sustained the form to finish T5.
Aug 29 - 5:59 PM

Ryan Palmer signed for a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the PGA Championship to record a top-five finish at 12-under 272.

Palmer circled an eagle and four birdies on his trip around Valhalla Golf Club, squaring three bogeys in the process. The overwhelming highlight was a 49'10" chip-in eagle from the fairway at the par-5 10th hole, but his 12'5" bounce-back birdie at the par-4 12th was worthy of something louder than a golf clap. His previous best finish in a major championship was a 10th-place finish in the 2011 Masters, so this goes for his second top 10 and is a career-best.
Aug 10 - 8:14 PM