Played his first major as a 21-year-old amateur at the 1998 U.S. Open. At 44 he will be at Royal St George’s due to the fact he was one of the world’s top 50 after the PGA Championship in May.
Palmer teamed up with Jon Rahm in 2019 to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his fourth title on the circuit, but first since the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Earlier victories came in the 2004 FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney Resort and 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic, but he reached a career-high 23rd in the world in 2015, a year which included a play-off loss to Brooks Koepka for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
He was then granted a major medical extension to his tour membership as his wife underwent chemotherapy treatment.
On his return Palmer lost a play-off for the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open to Jason Day. He also went to extra holes in the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship and 2014 Honda Classic, a year before his best major finish of joint fifth in the PGA Championship.
He was a runner-up to Rahm at the 2020 Memorial Tournament and to Patrick Reed at January’s Farmers Insurance Open during a climb back into the game’s top 25.