|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Ryan Hunter Palmer|
September 19, 1976 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|College||University of North Texas
Texas A&M University
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||10th: 2011|
|U.S. Open||T21: 2011|
|The Open Championship||T30: 2011|
|PGA Championship||T19: 2011|
Palmer played on the mini-tours (Tightlies Tour and Hooters Tour) from 2000 to 2002. He played the Nationwide Tour in 2003, winning the Clearwater Classic and finishing 6th on the money list to earn his 2004 PGA Tour card.
Palmer's first career PGA Tour win came at the 2004 FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort. Four years later, he earned his second career win during the PGA Tour Fall Series, at the 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic where wet, rainy conditions made the course play tough all week. He won by making a ten foot putt for birdie on the final hole on Sunday to finish seven under par and win by one stroke over five players. He was 143rd on the money list entering the week, but this win secured his playing status on Tour for 2009 and 2010.
Palmer came close to winning a fourth career title at his hometown event the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas in May 2011. Palmer entered the final round leading by one stroke, but as the final round progressed in windy conditions he had to hole a birdie putt on the last to enter a playoff with Keegan Bradley. On the first playoff hole, the 18th, both players hit their tee shots out to the right amongst the trees. Bradley played his approach to just short of the green whereas Palmer hooked his approach shot into the water. Palmer pitched up close to the hole and made bogey but Bradley was able to win with a pitch and putt par.
Professional wins (4)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning Score||Margin of
|1||Oct 24, 2004||FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort||-22 (68-68-68-62=266)||3 strokes||Briny Baird, Vijay Singh|
|2||Nov 2, 2008||Ginn sur Mer Classic||-7 (67-71-72-71=281)||1 stroke|| Ken Duke, Michael Letzig,
George McNeill, Vaughn Taylor,
|3||Jan 17, 2010||Sony Open in Hawaii||-15 (65-66-68-66=265)||1 stroke||Robert Allenby|
PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)
|1||2011||HP Byron Nelson Championship||Keegan Bradley||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||T30||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2010 PGA – 2011 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
- Ryan Palmer Foundation - Road to the PGA
- "Palmer holds on to claim Sony Open title". CNN. January 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- "Palmer beaten in hometown event by rookie Bradley". Sky Sports. May 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-29.