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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 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

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Ryan Palmer posted a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of the PGA Championship and is inside the top 10 at 9-under 204.

Palmer was a threat early in his round, picking up three birdies in his first 11 holes at Valhalla Golf Club. While his only blemish of the day came at the par-4 17th, keeping his scorecard relatively clean, he failed to take advantage of both of the par 5s on the back nine. Among the highlights was a 13'4" birdie at the par-4 fifth and a birdie from just off the green from 33'7" at the par-3 11th. He ends his day three strokes behind the clubhouse lead.
Aug 9 - 7:06 PM

Overnight co-leader Ryan Palmer chased his opening 65 at the PGA Championship with a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the second round to post 7-under 135, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He was in the first threesome off the first tee this morning. Shortly after he began, play was delayed for inclement weather. The suspension lasted only 50 minutes, so barring another delay today, the second round should conclude tonight. Naturally, all tee times were adjusted to reflect it. Palmer traded four birdies with three bogeys today, but it was when he penciled in circles that might matter more entering the weekend. He closed birdie-birdie beginning with a conversion from 12'3" at the par-4 17th hole.
Aug 8 - 1:52 PM

Ryan Palmer joined the clubhouse leaders of the 96th PGA Championship with a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in his opening round.

Palmer is the third to 65 but the first from the late draw. He started on the back side of Valhalla Golf Club with birdies at 10 and 11, the former disappearing from 12'4". Palmer added five birdies, including conventional conversions of 18'7" and 19'4" at Nos. 14 and 17, respectively. But for all intents and purposes, the highlight of his round was a hole-out from the rough for birdies from 12 yards away at the par-4 fifth. Only a bogey-4 at the eighth hole (where he overshot the green with his tee ball) prevented a blemish-free walk. Overall, Palmer hit 12 greens in regulation and finished with a strokes gained-putting clip just north of 2.050.
Aug 7 - 5:56 PM

Ryan Palmer looks to put aside recent struggles for this week's PGA Championship.

While Palmer ranks 38th in the current FedExCup standings, his last three starts on the PGA TOUR resulted in a MC-T55-T58. The missed cut came at Pinehurst in the U.S. Open, with the T55 occurring at Congressional CC and the T58 at Hoylake. Needless to say, major championship venues haven't treated him well. He will need that to change at Valhalla GC this week if he is to have a chance at contending.
Aug 6 - 10:10 PM

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

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