Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer

Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
Weight: 175 (79 kg)
Age: 46 (September 19, 1976)
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas
Residence: Colleyville, Texas
Family: Wife, Jennifer; Mason, Madelyn

Education: Texas A&M University (2000, Recreation)
Special Interests: Ryan Palmer Foundation, barbecuing, hunting, Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M football
Turned Professional: 2000
City plays from: Colleyville, TX, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 125 in 2021-22 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (4):
2004 (1) FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. 2008 (1) Ginn sur Mer Classic. 2010 (1) Sony Open in Hawaii. 2019 (1) Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):
2003 (1) Clearwater Classic.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

61 - 2015 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#1 : 2010 Bob Hope Classic

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#23 : 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,051,200 : 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Finished 1)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season and 14th total, finishing No. 88 in the official FedExCup standings. Recorded one top-10, his fewest in a season since 2009 (1), and made 13 cuts in 22 starts.

PGA TOUR
AT&T Byron Nelson - Finished T5 at the AT&T Byron Nelson, his first top-five on TOUR since the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open (T2). Held a share of the second-round lead, his second 36-hole lead/co-lead of the season.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 3)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 471 1511 4 11 6 68 140 305 165 2 $32,277,651
2023 4 10 1 3 179 $29,085
2022 22 67 1 6 13 9 88 $1,167,801
2021 23 74 1 4 8 18 5 69 $2,276,042
2020 19 68 1 5 11 15 4 24 $2,724,926
2019 21 66 1 1 6 8 15 6 35 $2,873,316
2018 22 63 1 3 6 13 9 63 $1,484,445
2017 20 53 3 4 10 10 134 $772,560
2016 23 86 1 3 10 20 3 34 $1,794,141
2015 22 77 1 5 11 18 4 38 $1,974,523
2014 23 85 2 8 10 20 3 14 $2,924,300
2013 22 79 4 6 17 5 71 $1,521,592
2012 24 81 1 4 10 16 8 55 $1,501,215
2011 24 80 1 3 8 18 6 53 $1,850,530
2010 27 84 1 1 5 9 15 12 23 $2,985,296
2009 26 78 1 4 13 13 134 $454,510
2008 22 69 1 3 7 12 10 94 $1,453,183
2007 30 91 1 1 1 15 15 1 134 $524,988
2006 30 99 1 4 8 20 10 $1,092,853
2005 32 97 1 2 3 7 18 13 1 $1,280,002
2004 33 100 1 1 2 6 18 15 $1,592,344
2002 1 2 1
1998 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 CUT CUT CUT
2021 T17 CUT CUT CUT 17 T26 T54
2020 CNL T43 T15
2019 CUT CUT CUT
2018 T23
2017 CUT CUT
2016 T23 T42 T30
2015 CUT T33 CUT T52 T30 T22 T52 T70 T12
2014 T59 T5 CUT T58
2013 T5 T47 CUT
2012 CUT CUT CUT
2011 CUT 10 T19 T21 T30 T17 T49
2010 CUT CUT T33 T46 2 T45
2009 CUT CUT
2007 T75 CUT
2006 CUT T49
2005 CUT T39 T47 T3
1998 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2022 T20
2021 CUT T57
2020 T8 T40 T24
2019 T77 T43
2018 T5 CUT T65
2016 T13 T24 T4
2015 T6 T65 T23
2014 T74 T16 T4 7
2013 T66 CUT
2012 T24 CUT T45
2011 T43 T61 T49
2010 T5 T11 T43 28
2008 T62 T50

Personal


  • Established a fund through the Northern Texas PGA to help junior golfers with financial needs pay for tournament fees or NTPGA membership dues. Nominations for recipients of a grant from the Ryan Palmer Foundation are funneled through the NTPGA. In November 2009, the Palmer Foundation gave $100,000 to The Children's Hospital at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas, to build the Ryan Palmer Foundation Healing Garden, which includes a nine-hole putting green. He also donated $50 per birdie and $100 per eagle to the hospital in 2010 as a part of Birdies 4 "Brighter Smiles." The Ryan Palmer Foundation hosted the United Rentals Battle at the Byron on the Monday after the AT&T Byron Nelson to raise funds for the Brighter Smiles Initiative, which provides dental services for those kids who otherwise could not afford it. Website is ryanpalmerfoundation.org.
  • One of six inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame's Class of 2022 in October.
  • It was announced by the Mayor Pro Tem of Amarillo, Freda Powell, that October 17, 2022 was officially "Ryan Palmer Day" in his hometown.