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Ryan Palmer |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175
College: Texas A&M University

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Ryan Palmer makes his way back to Congressional Country Club for this week's Quicken Loans National.
Palmer enters the week ranked 29th in the FedExCup standings in large part due to five top 10s in 16 events played. His recent history at Congressional is solid, as well, with his last three three trips to Quicken Loans National yielding top-35 finishes. You can increase that sample size of success when you throw in his T32 finish at the 2011 U.S. Open, played at Congressional Country Club's Blue Course. Jun 24 - 12:40 PM

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With his five-way share of fifth place at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Ryan Palmer rose six spots in the Official World Golf Ranking to 50th, good for a berth into The Open Championship.

The top 50 in the latest update are exempt into the season's third major. Palmer sits 0.0249 points ahead of Ernie Els, who ranks 51st. In his only previous appearance in The Open Championship, Palmer tied for 30th at Royal St. George's in 2011. Ten others via tonight's OWGR will join him at Royal Liverpool in July (*=debut): Jimmy Walker (17th); *Patrick Reed (26th); Jonas Blixt (35th); Rickie Fowler (37th); Ryan Moore (40th); Harris English (43rd); *Matt Jones (45th); Russell Henley (47th); *Chris Kirk (48th); *Matt Every (49th).
May 25 - 11:24 PM

Ryan Palmer crafted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to secure a top-10 finish at 7-under 273.

Palmer is a member at Colonial Country Club, and his caddie was reported to be a club champion on the CBS live telecast, so course familiarity was certainly in his favor. His round featured five birdies to just two bogeys, with a 28'9" birdie at the par-4 second and a 10'8" birdie at the par-4 12th the longest of the bunch. He landed just 10 GIR, but putted to a 1.50 average in the finale.
May 25 - 4:18 PM

Ryan Palmer answered his opening 67 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship with a 2-under-par 33-35=68 to post 5-under 135 at the midpoint.

Palmer signed his card sitting three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Prior to that, he stood over just 10 opportunities to break par and did so four times. Yet, his longest conversion of the round dropped in for par from 19'1" at the par-3 third where his first putt zinged by. He squared two bogeys, but has to be pleased with where he stands entering the weekend.
May 16 - 6:22 PM

Ryan Palmer posted a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship to early possession of the clubhouse lead.

With four top 10s, including a pair of runner-up finishes in 2014 alone, Palmer has been a wonderful investment for long-term gamers. Meanwhile, he lost in a playoff at TPC Four Seasons-Las Colinas in 2011 and tied for ninth the following year, so the Texan is among the comfy on this course. He hit only 11 greens in regulation and squared three bogeys, but overcame with six birdies, including a roll from 76-and-a-half feet at the par-4 fourth hole. If it stands, it would be the second-longest conversion on a green on the PGA TOUR this season. He also drilled birdies from 21'7" and 10'6" at Nos. 1 and 11, respectively.
May 15 - 1:22 PM

Ryan Palmer will look to repeat last year's performance as he tees it up this week at THE PLAYERS.

Palmer entered last year's edition with a horrid 1-for-7 record at TPC Sawgrass with no finish better than 73rd place. He proved course history pundits wrong by firing four rounds of par or better on his way to a T5 finish. Palmer always deserves an extra look on par 72 courses as he currently sits 61-under-par on par 5s this year.
May 7 - 10:56 AM

Ryan Palmer conjured a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to capture a top 10 at 8-under 280.

Palmer circled six birdies at Golf Club of Houston, including a brilliant 5'5" birdie at the par-4 18th to end his round, while handing back a double bogey at the par-3 seventh and a bogey at the par-4 17th. He landed 15 GIR in the finale. It was a marked improvement from his final-round 82 a week ago in San Antonio, where he battled a hip ailment. With his effort this week, it would seem that health should no longer be an issue going forward.
Apr 6 - 2:59 PM

Ryan Palmer sits 6-under-par 70-68=138 through two rounds of the Shell Houston Open.

Residual concern over a hip injury is gone. Palmer has outbalanced two bogeys with eight birdies at the Golf Club of Houston this week. Today's longest of five par breakers measured 25'2" at the par-3 seventh hole. He also poured in a par save from 10'6" at 11. The Texan went on to sign his card positioned six strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Apr 4 - 3:00 PM

Ryan Palmer stumbled to a 10-over-par 42-40=82 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open.

Considering he needed the assistance of a trainer on the fifth tee to stretch out an ailing hip, it's fair to assume his health was a big factor in his horrible round. We will update if there is any further news on the injury. He ends the week at 5-over 293.
Mar 30 - 5:43 PM

Ryan Palmer fired a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and is the early clubhouse leader at 5-under 211.

Palmer is a noted wind player and TPC San Antonio has no shortage of that, although the gusts have been a little lighter than expected in the third round. His third round featured seven birdies, but included a sloppy double bogey from the fairway at the par-3 seventh and a bogey at the par-3 13th from a greenside bunker. His 16 birdies on the week led the field at the time of his posting. This is Palmer's first action since losing in a playoff at The Honda Classic on March 2nd, and it appears the lengthy layoff and move to Texas didn't do anything to shake his form.
Mar 29 - 3:56 PM

Ryan Palmer fired a 1-under-par 32-37=69 in the final round of The Honda Classic and is the leader in the clubhouse at 8-under 272.

Palmer eventually earned a spot in a four-man playoff, but a par on the first playoff hole meant Russell Henley claimed his second PGA TOUR title. In what has proven to be a wild back nine at PGA National, Palmer had a legitimate chance to emerge with the victory as those behind him struggled. With three birdies in his first four holes, it was clear from the start that he would stand up and challenge for his fourth PGA TOUR title. His 53 GIR led the field, so suffice to say the irons were his key to success. Typically a 2-over back nine from a chaser isn't enough to hold up, but that wasn't the case this week. His last title remains the 2010 Sony Open.
Mar 2 - 5:25 PM

Ryan Palmer turned in a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of The Honda Classic, improving to 7-under 203 through 54 holes.

Palmer had a wild ride, circling five birdies and giving back four birdies. The highlight was his tee shot on the difficult par-3 17th, sticking it 7'9" in front of a raucous crowd and converting the putt. With a pair of top-10 finishes, including a runner-up at the Humana Challenge, already under his belt in 2014, he should be quite comfortable with what awaits in Sunday's final round.
Mar 1 - 5:16 PM

Ryan Palmer turned in a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in his second round of The Honda Classic to post 6-under 134 and sit five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

While he's cashed in each of his last six starts, his patented inconsistency bumped him from view ever since he opened the WM Phoenix Open with a 76. That isn't the case thus far at PGA National where he's limited the damage to one bogey in each round while collecting an eagle (from 13'8" at the par-5 third hole today) and six birdies. Three of those birdies began rolling from 10 feet or longer. The highlight of the lot measured 30'9" at the par-3 15th in today's loop.
Feb 28 - 1:38 PM

Ryan Palmer carved out an even-par 36-36=72 on Pebble Beach Golf Links in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

With the wind blowing, that round was an accomplishment. He opened his day on the 10th hole with a birdie, but more than gave it back with a double bogey on the par-3 12th. He squared his round with a second birdie at the par-5 14th, then traded two birdies for two bogeys on the back nine. All three of his birdie putts were from inside of four feet, with the fourth birdie a chip-in on the 10th. He heads into the final round at 5-under 210.
Feb 8 - 8:36 PM

Ryan Palmer carded a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course.

Palmer missed only two greens in regulation but squared three bogeys. Fortunately, he also converted an eagle (at the par-5 sixth hole) and six birdies. With an even-par 72 at Spyglass Hill in the opening round, he'll tee it up at the host course on Saturday at 5-under 138.
Feb 7 - 5:55 PM