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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 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

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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

Ryan Palmer could only muster a 1-over-par 34-38=71 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to join Bubba Waston in the clubhouse lead at 6-under 136.

Palmer picked up three birdies, including a 12'1" effort on the par-3 fourth hole, but his two bogeys and a double bogey on the par-5 15th proved too much to overcome. With TPC Scottsdale showing her teeth with a little help from mother nature, it's likely that his round won't do too much to hurt his chances at an eventual win.
Jan 30 - 3:33 PM

Ryan Palmer spun a bogey-free 7-under-par 31-33=64 in the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to establish a new lead number.

Palmer's lap around TPC Scottsdale featured five birdies and an eagle from 15 inches on the par-5 13th. His round began on the back nine, and he gathered three birdies in addition to the aforementioned eagle including an 18'10" effort on the raucous par-3 16th. While his pace slowed on the front, he did manage to add two birdies, including an 11'1" mid-ranger on the par-5 third, to go with seven pars. His trend entering this week was tasty, with a T17 at the Sony Open in Hawaii preceding a T10 in the Humana Challenge. Palmer is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR, with his most recent coming at the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Jan 29 - 7:46 PM

Ryan Palmer falls just short with a 3-under-par 32-37=69 during his final round at this week's Humana Challenge, closing out at 19-under 269.

Every hole counts in the grand scheme of things, but the par-4 seventh hole is the one that really sticks out like a sore thumb. Palmer made a mess of things and walked off the green with a triple bogey on the scorecard. While it's unfair to play the what-if game, it's easy to see him in a playoff had he simply walked away with a par on that hole. Even with the seven, Palmer finished respectfully with a T10, his third straight top 10 at this event. Gamers will want to jot down a note to use him next year as he becomes a staple atop the Humana leaderboard.
Jan 25 - 7:49 PM

Ryan Palmer turned in a 4-under-par 32-36=68 at PGA West's Palmer Private during his third round of the Humana Challenge.

Palmer would like to have a mulligan on the greens today. He three-jacked from 21 feet on the par-5 14th and that was after missing a 4'2" par-putt on the par-5 11th hole. He walked off the course with -2.097 strokes gained:putting on the round. At 16-under 200, Palmer is still right in the thick of things and will have a chance to redeem himself on these same greens as he takes on Palmer Private during Sunday's final round.
Jan 24 - 6:09 PM

Ryan Palmer equaled the course record at PGA West's Nicklaus Private with an 11-under-par 27-34=61 in his second round of the Humana Challenge.

It's the fourth 61 since Charlie Wi first hung it up in 2009. It's also Palmer career low on the PGA TOUR; this is his 298th start. After pars at 10 and 11, he went on a record-setting tear. After holing out for eagle at the par-4 12th, he birdied 13, 14 and 15. Another eagle ensued at the par-5 16th. He chased that with three more birdies. The magic ended with bogeys at Nos. 1 and 2. He played his last six holes in 3-under with three birdies. His run of 10-under through eight holes broke the old eagle-birdie streak by one stroke. (Billy Mayfair [2001 Buick Open] and Briny Baird [2003 FUNAI Classic] scored 9-under with an eagle and seven birdies each.) Palmer's stretch of eight consecutive par breakers fell one short of Mark Calcavecchia's record of nine straight (all birdies) at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open. Palmer is 12-under through 36 holes, just three strokes off the overnight lead. He'll conclude his rotation at PGA West's Palmer Private on Saturday.
Jan 23 - 6:47 PM

Ryan Palmer toured Waialae Country Club in 7-under-par 30-33=63 in today's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Palmer's most recent of three PGA TOUR titles occurred in this event in 2010. He also finished T8 last year, but today's score is his lowest in 32 career competitive rounds. (His previous low was 65 twice.) Today, he hit just 12 greens in regulation, but succumbed to only one bogey, that a 4 at the 11th hole. Elsewhere, he sandwiched a standard-issue eagle at the par-5 ninth with six birdies. Despite the fireworks show, his longest conversion of the day disappeared for birdie from 11'10" at the par-3 fourth. At 8-under 132, Palmer is parked just two strokes off the pace of 36-hole clubhouse leader Tim Clark.
Jan 16 - 5:46 PM

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.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:11:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 12:20:00 AM