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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 added a 3-under-par 34-32=66 in today's second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship to reach the halfway point in 8-under 131.
He's one shot back of the overnight tri-leaders at TPC Four Seasons. Palmer squared two bogey-5s today but answered with five birdies. He has 12 on the week. Since his last title at the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii, the Texan has finished second five times, including as a co-runner-up at the WM Phoenix Open in early February. His game remains sharp in the long-term, but gamers' patience is just about gone waiting for victory No. 4. Interestingly, after his opening 65, he joked about the flak he fielded after missing the cut on his home track at Colonial last week. "I wanted to kind of shut up all the fans that wore me out on Twitter," he said. Hopefully I calmed them down a little bit." And if it fuels him to continue to perform, even better. May 29 - 10:18 PM

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Ryan Palmer turned the page and posted 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, good for a share of the clubhouse lead.

Palmer was a straight-up bust at Colonial last week, but he's earned back some of his critics with today's brilliance. He found only six (of 14) fairways at TPC Four Seasons but landed 15 greens in regulation and buried seven birdies. Four of his par breakers disappeared from outside 10 feet, including rolls from 28'5" and 37'1" at Nos. 12 and 18, respectively. He swallowed two bogeys, including a three-putt from just inside 45 feet at the par-5 16th, but still secured his lowest aggregate since opening the WM Phoenix Open in late January with 64.
May 28 - 1:40 PM

Ryan Palmer prepares for a home game during this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The Colonial Country Club member is 9-for-11 in his career here, including top 15s in each of the past three trips. He missed the cut in his last start but still boasts seven top 25s in 10 stroke-play starts this season. Gamers should make Palmer one of their top priorities when building rosters this week as nobody in the field is more familiar with this week's layout.
May 19 - 8:47 AM

Ryan Palmer returns to this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship after a three-year recess.

Palmer is playing inspired golf in 2015 ahead of this week's WGC-Match Play. His first taste of match play came at Dove Mountain in 2011 where he sent Jim Furyk home before falling short against Miguel Angel Jimenez in his second match. His group this week is featured by Justin Rose along with Marc Leishman and Anirban Lahiri. Palmer has the talent to play spoiler and drift his way into the Final 16.
Apr 28 - 8:45 PM

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

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