Talk about a home field advantage.
Yes, Ryan Palmer is a member at Colonial Country Club. Makes sense, lives nearby, perfect place to refine your game. If it was good enough for Hogan, it’s good enough for any of today’s PGA Tour players.
Take that advantage a step farther.
Palmer’s caddie, Jim Edmondson, is also a member at Colonial.
And maybe that tells you something about the money on the PGA Tour these days. Even some of the caddies make enough dough to belong to ritzy country clubs.
Edmondson is also a well-known member. He is, after all, the club champion at Colonial.
So when Palmer and Edmondson go out, you think they need the yardage book?
Both know the course like it’s the back of their hand.
Palmer says there isn’t much need for the book. “I just get the yardage and go,” he said.
More important, he knows every inch of the greens, which is very important this week.
The premium at Colonial is driving and hitting those greens.
Palmer, unlike most of the field, will use his driver early and often. Fact is he knows where to drive it.
He came close last year, finished in a tie for third.
He’s had a pretty decent season so far, don’t be surprised if he’s in the hunt come Sunday.