Sam Ryder
Sam Ryder
30-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
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.
Ryder was able to put up a good final round score despite an early double at the par-4 3rd hole. He made 23 birdies for the week, which was the third-most in the field. Ryder's ball striking was exceptional, ranking third in SG: Off-the-tee, T4 in FIR's, 15th in SG: Approach, and T14 in GIR's. His short game needs to be cleaned up, but this finish does put him up to 83rd in the FedExCup standings. Ryder is not in the field for next week's Memorial Tournament.
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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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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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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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