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
T43 at Torrey Pines
January 28, 2019
Ryder closed with a one-over 73 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish in a tie for 43rd place.
Ryder was only able to record on birdie on Sunday. He finished the week 13th in SG: Putting, but 59th in SG: Tee-to-green. Ryder was also T42 in GIR's and T43 in putts per GIR. The 29-year-old has cooled off since his red hot start to the season when he notched top-four finishes in two of the first three weeks. He hasn't finished better than a T40 in the five starts since. Ryder will try to get things rolling at the Waste Management Phoenix Open next week.
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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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Grabs third place after Sunday 62
November 4, 2018
Ryder flew up into solo third place after going off for a nine-under 62 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
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Joins field at CIMB Classic
October 8, 2018
Ryder will be in the field at this week's CIMB Classic, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Top-five finish at Safeway Open
October 7, 2018
Ryder closed with a three-under 69 in the final round of the Safeway Open to finish in a tie for fourth place.
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Set to tee it up at Safeway Open
October 2, 2018
Ryder is in the field this week for the Safeway Open.
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Finishes T45 at Wyndham Championship
August 20, 2018
Ryder carded a three-under 67 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to finish in a tie for 45th place.
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