A native of Amarillo, Ryan Hunter Palmer played collegiately at the University of North Texas and Texas A&M University, where he was a three-time All Big 12 team selection.
In his nineteen years on the PGA Tour, Palmer has played in 465 tournaments and earned over $32 million in career earnings. He has won four times – 2004 Funai Classic @ Walt Disney, 2008 Ginn Ser Mer Classic, 2010 Sony Open, and 2019 Zurich Classic (with partner Jon Rahm).
He and his family established the Ryan Palmer Foundation in 2003 to create life-changing and brighter futures for communities and underserved families by offering access to education, self-care, and personal development. Initiatives include aiding in dental care, the Ryan Palmer Foundation Healing Garde, Palmer Playhouse and the Palmer Sportszone at Children’s Hospital of Northwest Texas, grants for children to participate in junior golf tournaments at no cost and supporting the Northern Texas PGA Foundation’s Golf Park at PGA Frisco.
A life-long Texan, Ryan, wife Jennifer and their two children Mason and Maddy, reside in Colleyville.
Texas Through and Through
Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, Palmer played college golf at the University of North Texas for one year before transferring to Texas A&M University for his final three years, where he was a three-time All-Big 12 honoree. Palmer has lived his entire life in the state of Texas and is a member of Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. His hometown announced that his induction day into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame (Oct. 17, 2022) was officially “Ryan Palmer Day.”
Palmer Extends a Hand
Palmer received the 2022 Arnie Award, Golf Digest’s highest honor, named after the extremely philanthropic Arnold Palmer (no relation) for his charitable endeavors. Ryan and his family, including his wife Jennifer, established the Ryan Palmer Foundation in 2003 to create life-changing and brighter futures for communities and underserved families by offering access to education, self-care and personal development. Initiatives include aiding in dental care, the Ryan Palmer Foundation Healing Garde, Palmer Playhouse and the Palmer Sportszone at Children’s Hospital of Northwest Texas, grants for children to participate in junior golf tournaments at no cost and supporting the Northern Texas PGA Foundation’s Golf Park at PGA Frisco.
Steady as They Come
Palmer has spent two decades as a card-carrying member on the PGA TOUR since his rookie season of 2004. On the world’s top tour, he owns four career victories and has amassed more than $32 million in career earnings. Palmer also has claimed 11 runner-up finishes and 68 career top-10s. In major championships, he finished 10th at the 2011 Masters Tournament and tied for fifth at the 2014 PGA Championship. Throughout his time as a professional, his support system has remained the same. His caddy, James Edmonson, has been by his side throughout his entire career.
Keepsakes: Bobble Head
Ryan's caddie gave him a custom made bobble head doll for Christmas.
Keepsakes: Disney Trophy
Ryan won his first PGA event at the Funai Classic in 2004 at Disney World Resort and received a very unique trophy.
Keepsakes: 1991 Trophy
Ryan won his first 18 hole tournament in 1991 at the age of 14 and still has the trophy today.
Deep Dive Interview
A collection of intimate conversations with Ryan Palmer about his early life growing up in Texas, stories about his professional playing days, and his interests off the course.
Ryan Palmer - Texas Golf Hall of Fame
Deep Dive Video Interview
Ryan Palmer - Texas Golf Hall of Fame
Ryan Palmer - First Victory
Ryan Palmer - What it Takes
Ryan Palmer - Ginn sur Mer Classic
Ryan Palmer - Sony Open
Ryan Palmer - Zurich Classic
Ryan Palmer - PGA Tour
Ryan Palmer - The Team
Ryan Palmer - Memorabilia
Ryan Palmer - Randy Story
Ryan Palmer - Palmer Foundation
Ryan Palmer - Future of Texas Golf
Ryan Palmer - Spieth Congrats
Ryan Palmer - Rahm Congratulations
Ryan Palmer - Zach Johnson Congrats
Ryan Palmer - Randy Smith Interview
2003 PGA TOUR Card Ryan Palmer
Nationwide Tour Clearwater Classic win with caddie James
Nationwide Tour Clearwater Classic win 2
FUNAI Classic Trophy
Ryan Palmer as an amateur
2019 Zurich Classic Trophy
Nationwide Tour Clearwater Classic win
Ryan Palmer and his father
Masters Par 3 Competition 2015_1
Letter from Arnold Palmer to Ryan Palmer
Card presentation with Tim Finchem
Texas A&M Athleitc Hall of Fame Award
2010 SONY Open Trophy
Ginn sur Mer Classic Trophy
Masters Par 3 Competition 2015_2
Masters Par 3 Competition 2015_3
Ryan Palmer - Bobblehead
Ryan Palmer - 1991 Trophy