Ryan Palmer is a well-known professional golf player, who had won 4 PGA Tours, 1 PGA Tour of Australasia, and 1 Korn Ferry Tour. One of his best performances was during the 2011 Masters Tournament, where he finished in 10th place.
Ryan Hunter Palmer was born in Amarillo, Texas, where he took interest in playing golf. When he was in college, he pursued playing golf when he attended the University of North Texas for a year before transferring to Texas A&M University.
After graduating from college, he decided to become a professional golfer. His first tours were during the Tightlies Tour and Hooters Tours. He also went on to proceed to the National Tour in 2003, and successfully won the Clearwater Classic Nationwide Tour.
One of his well-remembered performances was during the Ginn Sur Mer Classic in 2008, where he won his second title. Although the weather condition was rainy and became tough for golfers to play, still he managed to make a 10-foot putt and won by one stroke against 5 other players. Because of his winning performance, he also managed to secure a place on the PGA Tour in the next two years.
In 2017, he experienced great turmoil when his wife was diagnosed with cancer, that’s why she had to undergo chemotherapy treatment. This results in him meeting the conditions of his medical extension under the family crisis provision at the CareerBuilder Challenge. Unfortunately, he lost the challenge and remained winless since 2009.
Two years later, he took home the Zurich Classic title with Jon Rahm.
Tournament Wins and Achievements
- 2003 Clearwater Classic (AustralasiaTour)
- 2003 Clearwater Classic (NationwideTour)
- 2004 Funai Classic
- 2008 Ginn Sur Mer Classic
- 2010 Sony Open
- 2019 Zurich Classic of the NewOrleans