Ryan Cairns was born on this day in 1984, in Harare, Zimbabwe. He joined the Sunshine Tour in 2007. He won his first professional event on the Big Easy Tour, the Sunshine Tour's developmental tour, in March 2012.
On 11 May 2012, he won the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Simola Golf and Country Estate on the Sunshine Tour. He secured the victory in a playoff over Vaughn Groenewald when he chipped in for an eagle.
Cairns played on the Canadian Tour in 2008.