Sam Ryder
Sam Ryder
31-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Ryder's rookie season, two seasons ago, was a success. He managed to post a runner-up finish, earned over $1 million and secured his PGA Tour card for the following season. His Sophomore effort, was nearly identical. His best finish last year was a 3rd-place finish, but he again topped $1 million and secured his card for the following year. Ryder is young and he could just be ramping-up to something big, but to this point, we haven't seen a lot to indicate that a big jump is imminent. Read Past Outlooks
T2 in the Dominican Republic
March 29, 2021
Ryder fired a five-under 67 on Sunday at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship to finish 11-under and tied for second.
Ryder's final round at the Corales Golf Club included a streak of three birdies on holes 7-9 en route to tying his best career finish on the PGA Tour. Ryder also posted a top-10 result one week prior at the Honda Classic, so he's risen to 186th in the Official World Golf Ranking and 93rd in the FedEx Cup standings. He'll tee it up again this week at the Valero Texas Open where he made the cut in 2018 and 2019.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Sam Ryder
Weekly Preview: Zurich Classic of New Orleans
17 days ago
Matthew Wolff has been off his game, but he will have Collin Morikawa by his side in New Orleans, and Greg Vara believes the duo is ready to do some work in this week's team event.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Valero Texas Open
37 days ago
Harry Higgs was dialed in in his last couple starts, and Bryce Danielson believes he will keep the momentum going, both on the course and in this week's contests on Yahoo.
FanDuel PGA: Valero Texas Open
37 days ago
Zach Johnson has been a cut-making machine this season, and that's just one reason Ryan Andrade recommends looking his way in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Golf Barometer: Fitzpatrick Is Feeling It
38 days ago
Matthew Fitzpatrick has posted a number of quality results in recent months, and he earns a boost in Bryce Danielson's latest Barometer.
Weekly Recap: Keeping Up With the Joneses
46 days ago
Many tried to match Matt Jones' performance at The Honda Classic, but when it was all said and done he found himself in a class all to himself.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Paces FIO in SG: Approach
February 1, 2021
Ryder carded an even-par 72 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish seven-under and tied for 10th.
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Second top-10 of season
July 12, 2020
Ryder closed with a three-under 69 on Sunday to finish in a tie for seventh place at the Workday Charity Open.
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Inconsistent so far in 2019-20
April 5, 2020
Ryder has competed in 16 events in the 2019-20 season as is 93rd in the FedEx Cup Standings.
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T34 finish at 3M Open
July 9, 2019
Ryder fired a five-under 66 on Sunday at the 3M Open to post a tie for 34th place.
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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.
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