Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer

Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
Weight: 175 (79 kg)
Age: 43 (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


Tournament winner (thru 2020-21)

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)

2019-20 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
Sony Open in Hawaii - Earned a T4 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, his third top-10 at the event and first since 2014 (T8). Co-led the field in Driving Accuracy Percentage (80.36%) and Par-3 Scoring Average (2.81).

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: 413 1328 4 9 6 60 121 266 146 2 $27,129,580
2020 10 36 2 6 8 2 53 $1,049,782
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
Korn Ferry Tour (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD Priority Rank Earnings
Total: 30 102 1 3 7 12 21 9 $315,961
2008 5 14 1 2 2 3 $28,455
2004 1 4 1 $1,440
2003 24 84 1 3 6 10 18 6 $286,066
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2020 CNL
2019 CUT CUT CUT
2018 T23
2017 CUT CUT
2016 T23 T42 T30
2015 CUT T33 CUT T52 T30 T22 T12 T52 T70
2014 T59 T5 CUT T58
2013 T5 T47 CUT
2012 CUT CUT CUT
2011 CUT 10 T19 T21 T30 T49 T17
2010 CUT CUT T33 T46 T45 2
2009 CUT CUT
2007 T75 CUT
2006 CUT T49
2005 CUT T39 T47 T3
1998 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
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.