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Ryan Palmer

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 9/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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Overnight co-leader and World No. 88 Ryan Palmer labored to a 3-over-par 35-38=73 in the third round of The Honda Classic, dropping seven places into a 12-way T8 on 6-under 204.
After opening in 66-65, the Texan co-led with Wesley Bryan, one clear of Rickie Fowler. While Fowler was carding a bogey-free 65 out of the penultimate pairing, he chased a lone birdie-2 at seven (from 12'6") with bogey-5s at eight, 10, 12 and 14, falling seven in arrears to 54-hole leader Fowler. This was the 40-year-old's fifth career 36-hole lead/co-lead in 346 career starts (345 pro), first since the 2014 Dell Technologies Championship (formerly Deutsche Bank), where he finished T16 (63-71-71-71). He conjured just five (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, recording a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR, -2.460 SG: Putting, and 33 putts. Feb 25 - 6:45 PM

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Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 88 Ryan Palmer styled a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in the second round of The Honda Classic, tying the low round of the day thus far with Brendan Steele and posting the early 36-hole clubhouse lead at 9-under 131. UPDATE: With play completed, Palmer co-leads with PGA TOUR rookie Wesley Bryan, his fifth career 36-hole lead/co-lead (2-for-4), first since the 2014 Dell Technologies Championship (formerly Deutsche Bank), where he finished T16 (63-71-71-71).

With preferred lies in effect for a second straight lap, the 40-year-old began with bogey-5 at 10 (failed scramble) but rebounded for a three-birdie train on holes 13-15, kicking off the run with a 43-footer at the par-4 13th. He squared one more at the par-3 17th, three-putting from 43'5", but then played his final 10 holes in 4-under, circling Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 8, each from seven feet and in. The Texan found eight (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, currently pacing the field in SG: Tee-to-Green at 9.051. He's doing the majority of his work in that category, signing his card at 62nd in SG: Putting (0.591).
Feb 24 - 1:00 PM

With lift, clean, and place in effect, Ryan Palmer produced a 4-under-par 34-32=66 during the opening round of The Honda Classic, placing him in a share of fifth place after day one.

The Texan has struggled to find his form early in 2017 after taking some time off in the fall. He looked like vintage Palmer today, circling six birdies to offset a pair of bogeys on the difficult Champion Course at PGA National. The highlight of the round came at the par-4 11th when he stuck his 180-yard approach to just nine inches for a tap-in birdie. Palmer has historically struggled with the Bear Trap but survived the three-hole stretch at even-par today. His performance at this stretch will likely be the deciding factor for him as the week goes on.
Feb 23 - 6:07 PM

Past champ and World No. 75 Ryan Palmer makes his 12th Sony Open in Hawaii his first start of the 2016-17 season.

The Texan won the 2010 edition (by one) as a 54-hole co-leader (65-66-68-66). It's the most recent of his three PGA TOUR titles in 340 career events. Overall, he's 8-for-11 at Waialae CC and has has four top 25s, including T13 last year (66-67-67-68) and T17/2015, preceded by his only other top 10, a T8 in 2014. The 40-year-old's career scoring average at the par-70 layout in 38 rounds is 69.05. Despite a nice run of T13-T24-T4 in last year's Playoffs, he was eliminated after the BMW Championship at 34th in the FedExCup standings with 10 top 25s in 23 starts, three for top 10s, with each doubling as top 5s.
Jan 11 - 11:30 AM

Ryan Palmer handed in a 2-under-par 36-34=70 after today's final round of the BMW Championship for a 72-hole total of 12-under 276, up three places into a five-way T4, 11 adrift of overnight leader and champion Dustin Johnson.

The 39-year-old entered the week 47th in the FedExCup standings and was eliminated from the Playoffs at No. 34. It's his 10th top 25 of the season and third straight to open the postseason, but unfortunately, just a third top 10, first since a season-best T3 at the DEAN & DELUCA back in May. For the week, the Texan totaled 22 birdies against 10 bogeys, eight vs. four in the finale. He was T2 with the 22 circles, but T39 with the 10 squares. Palmer has advanced to the TOUR Championship just twice in the 10-year history of the Playoffs, most recently in 2014, but this is the second straight season that he's finished between 31-40 in the FEC standings.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 08:56:00 PM

Ryan Palmer tacked on a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the BMW Championship to reach 10-under 206, down one spot to solo seventh, eight in arrears to 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson.

Coming off a season-low 64, the 39-year-old outpaced bogeys at seven and 15, the former a 3-putt from 42'6", with five birdies, including three straight on holes 9-11. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he striped a week-best 11 (of 14) fairways and conjured 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.558 SG: Putting. The Texan's split was highlighted by a 50-foot bomb for birdie-3 at 10 and capped his scoring with birdie at the par-4 16th from 14'4".
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 09:16:00 PM

Ryan Palmer smoothed a season-low bogey-free 8-under-par 34-30=64 in the second round of the BMW Championship to post 7-under 137, up 41 places to T6, seven adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Roberto Castro and Dustin Johnson.

The soon-to-be 40-year-old (Sep. 19th) carded a season best in his 84th lap of 2015-16, eclipsing 65 in R1 of the Shriners back in October. His 64 tied the course record at Crooked Stick GC, shared with six others from the 2012 BMW, only to be broken by Johnson later in the round (63). The Texas A&M alum went nine better than his opening 73, circling eight birdies, including six on his home half, and four straight on holes 9-12. He improved to 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 1.462 putts per GIR and 3.226 putting. Seven conversions were conventional, three from between 13 and 19 feet, capping with a walk-off 3 at the 18th, 58'6" away in the intermediate rough.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Ryan Palmer bobbed and weaved to a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in today's third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to reach the three-quarter pole on 8-under 205, up 21 places to T9 with play still in progress.

The 39-year-old is making his 11th appearance (eighth in the FedExCup era), with a best of T11 in 2010. He began in 70-68 to sit T30 on 4-under, and is progressively improving with today's seven-birdie three-bogey showing. The Texan went out in blemish-free 4-under, circling '3s' on holes 1, 4, 5 and 9, and exchanged three bogeys with three birdies coming home, but did end on a high with a birdie-birdie finish. He circled six conventional on 15 greens in regulation, adding a pitch-in 3 at the ninth, 23'10" from the target. Palmer is the current pace-setter in SG: Approach and SG: Tee-to-Green with cumulative totals of 5.747 and 7.348, respectively.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 03:08:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:56:00 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
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 07:11:00 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).
Sun, May 29, 2016 07:46:00 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.
Sat, May 28, 2016 07:36:00 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.
Sat, May 28, 2016 11:05:00 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.
Thu, May 26, 2016 04:02:00 PM