Sam Ryder
Sam Ryder
29-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
It's amazing what one high-end finish can do for a guy on the PGA Tour. In Ryder's case, his high-end finish came in the form of a runner-up at the John Deere Classic. He also carded a top-5 at the Houston Open, but behind those two starts, it was mostly a struggle for Ryder. Ryder started 26 times last season and managed only three top-25s. As for the positives, Ryder played fairly well down the stretch, especially when compared to the first-half of his season. Ryder will be a guy to keep an eye on in the fall. If he plays well, he'll make for a good salary cap option for those starting in January. For those starting this fall, he's a coin flip and probably carries a little too much risk at this point. Read Past Outlooks
T51 finish at Travelers
June 25, 2019
Ryder closed with an even-par 70 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish in a tie for 51st place.
Ryder started the tournament very well with back-to-back rounds of three-under 67. He fell off the pace in round three, however, with a four-over 74 that included a quadruple-bogey on the par-5 13th hole. Ryder ranked ninth SG: Putting and 19th in SG: Approach this week, but 69th in SG: Around and 63rd in SG: Tee-to-green. Ryder sits 91st in the FedExCup standings, making 12-of 17 cuts with two top-10's. He will look to add to those at the upcoming Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
A dominant, eight-stroke victory at the's Pinnacle Bank Championship in July combined with four additional top-five finishes vaulted Ryder up to No. 2 on the 2017 money list, thus earning a PGA Tour card for the first time in his career. Through 23 events on the Tour this past season, Ryder made 16 cuts to go along with 10 top-25s, but missed the cut on his biggest stage at the U.S. Open after earning medalist honors with a 62 at his sectional qualifier. The 27-year-old won't have experience on his side, but harnesses enough game to compete at the next level as a rookie, having ranked first in total driving and third in ball striking on the Tour.
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Will play at Muirfield
May 27, 2019
Ryder (wrist) is listed in the field for this week's Memorial Tournament.
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Withdraws from PGA Championship
May 13, 2019
Ryder (wrist) has withdrawn his name from the field for this week's PGA Championship, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Removed from Zurich Classic field
April 22, 2019
Ryder has withdrawn from this week's Zurich Classic after injuring his left wrist during Round 1 of the RBC Heritage last week, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Won't play Zurich
April 21, 2019
Ryder withdrew Sunday from next weekend's Zurich Classic, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Withdraws after two holes
April 18, 2019
Ryder has withdrawn from the RBC Heritage due to a wrist injury.
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