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Ryan Palmer

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 9/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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World No. 106 Ryan Palmer patched together a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the Valspar Championship, dropping five places on the live leaderboard to T7 on 5-under 208, three adrift of 54-hole clubhouse leader Justin Rose.
The Texas A&M alum found eight (of 13) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, gaining 1.070 strokes off-the-tee and 2.622 approaching-the-green, but losing 0.737 around-the-green. He circled four birdies at holes 1, 10, 11 and 18, taking some luster off with three squares at 5, 15 (3-putt from 53'6") and 16 (3-putt from 49'9"). The 41-year-old recorded a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -2.272 SG: Putting, needing 34 total putts. Mar 10 - 5:40 PM

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World No. 106 Ryan Palmer spun a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in the second round of the Valspar Championship to post 4-under 138, up 47 spots on the live leaderboard to T1 and tying the 36-hole clubhouse lead with Paul Casey, Brandt Snedeker and Tiger Woods. UPDATE: With play completed, Palmer is T2, two back of leader Corey Conners, and will play out of the third-to-last twosome in Round 3.

This is the 41-year-old's ninth Valspar with one prior top 25 among six cashes (T25/2006). He hit eight (of 13) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.434 strokes off-the-tee and 1.601 approaching-the-green. The Texas A&M alum squared a lone bogey-4 at 13, camouflaged by six birdies at 5, 10-12, 14 and 18, two from between 11 and 17 feet. He registered 1.636 putts per GIR and 2.591 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. The Texan kicked off with a 1-over 72 (two birdies, three bogeys).
Mar 9 - 1:27 PM

Second-round leader and World No. 205 Ryan Palmer crafted an even-par 35-37=72 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to match Jason Day and overnight leader Alex Noren on 10-under 278 and then was eliminated on the first hole of sudden death, the par-5 18th, with Noren and Day making birdies.

Palmer drops to 2-for-6 as the 36-hole leader/co-leader and is now 0-3 in extra time. He was chasing his fourth TOUR title in 363 career events, first since the 2010 Sony 187 starts ago, but settles for his ninth runner-up, first since T2 at the 2015 WM Phoenix Open. After kicking off with 66-67-73, the Texan began in solo 2nd, one back. Playing out of the final threesome, he hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 1.826 strokes tee-to-green but losing 0.486 around-the-green. He exchanged three bogeys at holes 3, 14 and 15 with three birdies-4s at 6, 9 and 18, hitting his third to the par-5 18th from 92 yards to 17 inches to join the playoff. In extra time, Palmer hit his third from 81 yards to 33'8" and missed right. This is his first top 25 at the Farmers among two cashes in five tries, and is 3-for-3 on the season with two top 25s and one top 10.
Jan 28 - 7:52 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 205 Ryan Palmer struggled to a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open, dipping one spot to solo 2nd on 10-under 206, one back of 54-hole leader Alex Noren, who shot 69 out of the penultimate threesome.

After kicking off in 66-67, the 41-year-old led by one over defender Jon Rahm, three clear of Noren. Playing out of the final threesome, he hit seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, gaining 0.889 strokes off-the-tee and 1.017 approaching-the-green, but losing 1.485 around-the-green. The Texas A&M alum eagled the par-5 13th from 44'6" and circled the 5th from 11'9", overshadowed by four squares at 7, 8, 14 and 16, all failed scrambles. He posted 1.778 putts per GIR and -1.213 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. Palmer is chasing his fourth TOUR title in 363 career events, first since the 2010 Sony Open 187 starts ago, where he was a 54-hole co-leader, shot 4-under 66 to win by one.
Jan 27 - 7:31 PM

Ryan Palmer picked off a pair of eagles en route to a 5-under-par 35-32=67 during round two of the Farmers Insurance Open, staking his claim as the early clubhouse leader with a two-day tally of 11-under 133. UPDATE: With play completed, Palmer is the 36-hole leader by one over defending champ Jon Rahm.

Palmer fulfilled the terms of his medical extension last week and that weight off his shoulder appears to be helping him coast this week. After a bogey-free 66 in R1, Palmer moved over to Torrey Pines North and rattled off a roller-coaster 67. He swallowed a trio of bogeys in his round today but a pair of eagles easily made up that damage. The first came at the par-5 ninth in the form of a hole out. Later he would splash home a long eagle at the par-5 17th. On top of the eagle, Palmer also added four birdies. His biggest weakness over his prolonged slump has been the putter. That hasn't been a problem this week, gaining 2.49 strokes putting in R1 and taking just 27 swipes today. If this lead holds it will be his sixth career 36-hole lead/co-lead, winning two of those previous five but falling outside the top 15 in his last two.
Jan 26 - 5:15 PM

Ryan Palmer blitzed the South Course at Torrey Pines, escaping with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 during round one of the Farmers Insurance Open, currently good for an early share of the clubhouse lead alongside Ted Potter, Jr. with play still in progress.

Fresh off a T20 at the CareerBuilder Challenge that fulfilled the terms of his medical extension, Palmer is looking to build on that momentum as he plays a little more stressfree. Today he was steady with his striking but his putter also flashed some power. Before his day was done he sank three putts in the 10-to-15 foot range, gaining 2.447 strokes putting on the field. Palmer hasn't gained strokes putting for the week since last May (AT&T Byron Nelson). If this co-lead holds it would be Palmer's 11th career first-round lead/co-lead but first since the 2015 St. Jude Classic.
Jan 25 - 6:20 PM

Past champion Ryan Palmer readies for the Sony Open in Hawaii this week, his first start since having minor shoulder surgery.

Palmer is coming off a 10-for-20 season that saw him miss some action while he was with his wife during her battle with breast cancer. After the season he elected for minor shoulder surgery and will now have six starts to fulfill the terms of his medical exemption (29.686 FedExCup Points). He's picked a good spot to start, considering he's earned 50 or more FEC Points in four of his last eight Sony Open starts. That includes a 2010 victory. Gamers should still tread lightly this week since Palmer hasn't pegged it competitively since the Wyndham Championship in August.
Jan 10 - 3:16 PM

Ryan Palmer will have six starts on a medical extension as he looks to rebound in 2018.

Palmer missed the fall portion of the 2016-17 season to be with his wife, Jennifer, during her battle with breast cancer. He returned to action at the start of 2017 but never found his form, going 10-for-20 to finish 134th in the FedExCup race. Since then, he's had minor shoulder surgery to remove some bone spurs and looks to be ready to return at the Sony Open. He'll need just 29.686 FedExCup Points to fulfill the terms of his medical exemption. One top 25 would likely do the trick, or he could string together a few top 50s and get the job done. Gamers should be cautiously optimistic that Palmer can return to form in 2018.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 03:07:00 PM

World No. 95 Ryan Palmer, a pre-tourney 33/1 outright, labored to a 5-over-par 36-39=75 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and at 5-over 211, will not have a Sunday tee time, missing the secondary cut of 2-over 212 by three shots.

A total of 86 players made the 36-hole cut of 1-over 141, 17 players T70 on the number, so a second cut of low 70 and ties took place after 54 holes. Palmer, making his 10th visit, had a T3/2012 and solo 4th/2013 to his credit, but will not play 72 holes in Memphis for the first time since a MC in 2010. He opened in 69-71, T58, and dropped 22 spots on the leaderboard to the early exit. On eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, he outbalanced two birdies with five bogeys and a double bogey-7, posting a dismal 2.200 putts per GIR and -3.098 SG: Putting. Joining Palmer on the pine for Sunday: 213- Bobby Gates; Peter Malnati; Chris Kirk; Vijay Singh; Chip Deason; Martin Flores .. 214- Gonzalo Fdez-Castano; Peter Uihlein .. 215- Sung Kang .. 216- Hunter Mahan; Brian Stuard; John Peterson .. 217- Max Homa .. 220- Jonathan Randolph.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 06:52:00 PM

World No. 95 Ryan Palmer is in Memphis for his 10th FedEx St. Jude Classic and check in at 108th in the FedExCup standings.

The Texan is 6-for-9 at TPC Southwind with four top 25s and three top 10s. He posted a T10 on debut in 2006 and added a T3 in 2012 and solo 4th in 2013, both of the latter after opening in over-par rounds. The 40-year-old is a cumulative 2-over-par in his last three visits, posting T32/2014, T22/2015, and T68 last year (71-68-73-75). He's 7-for-13 on the season with three top 25s and two top 10s, a T6 on his own ball at the Valero Texas Open, and solo 4th at the Zurich teamed with Jordan Spieth, where they were 18-hole co-leaders. The Texas A&M alum was also a 36-hole co-leader at the Honda (66-65), before fading to T37 with 73-75. Since the Zurich, he's recorded a MC at THE PLAYERS, T27 at the Byron Nelson, and T70 (of 72) at the DEAN & DELUCA on his home course (72-70-77-71).
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 03:42:00 PM

In four-ball action, first-round co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Jordan Spieth turned in a bogey-free 8-under-par 32-32=64 after today's final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to conclude on 22-under 266, five adrift of a 2-team playoff involving 54-hole leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith, and Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown that will commence on Monday morning.

After kicking off Day 1 with 6-under 66 (alternate shot), the Texans co-led, dipped to T5 with 66 (best ball), and began the finale five back of Blixt/Smith in solo 4th after 70 (alternate shot). That's where they eventually landed, in solo 4th, after circling eight birdies on Sunday. Palmer got on the board first with birdie-2 at three (from 17'11") and circled 4 at the seventh before Spieth birdied the par-4 eighth (6'4"). Palmer crashed in another 2 at the par-3 ninth from 21'2" and converted from 5'7" at the 11th for birdie-4. It was Palmer again at 13, brushing in an 8-footer for birdie-3 before Spieth completed their scoring with back-to-backs at 14 and 15, the former from the right fairway 27'11" away for birdie-2.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 10:21:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, overnight co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Jordan Spieth tacked on another 6-under 66 (31-35) in the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to reach 12-under 132, down two places to T3 and three shy of 36-hole clubhouse leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith, who shot 62. UPDATE: With play completed, Palmer/Spieth are T5, three back of Blixt/Smith.

The Texan's opening 66 in alternate shot shared the lead with Kyle Stanley and Ryan Ruffels and was one clear of four teams. In today's best-ball format, they circled seven on the card, suffering one drop at the par-4 16th, with Palmer birdieing the 10th and the 18th to go out in a measly 1-under. They parred holes 1-3, with Spieth missing birdie at the par-5 second from 4'4", but he got things rolling with a 24-footer for birdie-3 at four. Palmer joined back in with a 24-incher at the fifth after hitting his second to the par 4 from 108 yards away stiff, while Spieth was the culprit for and up-and-down birdie-4 at seven. Palmer ended the festivities on a high note with a walk-off 2 at the ninth from 19'11".
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 02:34:00 PM

World No. 91 Ryan Palmer salvaged a 1-under-par 38-33=71 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to post 7-under 281, down two spots into a season-best four-way T6, five in arrears of overnight leader and champion Kevin Chappell.

This was the Texan's fourth top 10 in 15 appearances, third straight T6 or better. On the season, he's made four of nine cuts now with two top 25s, arriving off T11 last week at the Heritage, so trending in the right direction. After opening laps of 74-68-68, the Texas A&M alum began T4 on 6-under, two adrift. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he went out in birdie-less 2-over, squaring back-to-backs at holes 5 and 6 (failed scrambles), before breaking the ice with birdie-3 at 10 (from 45 inches). The 40-year-old gave another back at 14 (failed sand save) before logging a hat-trick of birdies at 14-16, but was unable to circle the drivable par-4 17th or the par-5 18th.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 07:50:00 PM

In the first threesome off No. 1 tee, World No. 91 Ryan Palmer tossed up a 4-under-par 33-35=68 on Moving Day at the Valero Texas Open to post 6-under 210, up 33 places on the live leaderboard to T3 and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Palmer's 68 was the low round of the day and is in a 7-way T4, two back of 54-hole leader Kevin Chappell.

On a cool, blustery day at TPC San Antonio, the 40-year-old's 68 is currently 6.341 strokes better than the field average and that margin is likely to expand. This is his 15th VTO and owns three prior top 10s, including back-to-backs in the last two editions of T6/2015 and T4 last year (68-70-72-69). After opening in 74-68, the Texan began T36 on 2-under, six back of co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 3.419 strokes tee-to-green. The Texas A&M alum squared a lone bogey-4 at 13, outpaced by five birdies at Nos. 5, 6 (from 56'1"), 8, 17 (15'5") and 18, walking off with a 9'6" birdie-4 for 1,667 putts per GIR and 3.003 SG: Putting. His season best and lone top 30 in eight events is T11 last week at the RBC Heritage.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 04:10:00 PM

World No. 94 Ryan Palmer readies for his 12th Shell Houston Open and arrives at 196th in the FedExCup standings.

The Texas native and resident is 5-for-11 at the SHO with four top 25s and just one top 10, a T7 in 2014 (70-68-73-69). He didn't play in 2015, missing for the first time since the 2008 edition, and was OWGR No. 73 ahead of last year's T38 (69-74-73-69), so he's heading in the wrong direction. The 40-year-old is 2-for-6 this season, opening with four straight missed cuts and cashing his last two, a T49 at the Genesis Open and T37 at The Honda Classic, where he was a second-round co-leader (66-65) but closed in 73-75 for T37. He's made the FEC Playoffs for seven consecutive years, finishing no worse than 71st in the standings, so he has to get on his horse if he's going to keep that streak intact.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 09:43:00 AM