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Troy Merritt |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 160
College: Boise State

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Troy Merritt is in the field at The Barclays this week to begin his FedExCup Playoff push.
Beginning the Playoffs 111th in the FEC standings, Merritt has his poor start to thank for the hole he finds himself in. He missed his first six cuts of the 2013-14 season. After his runner-up finish at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, he secured paychecks in five of his last six starts, including two top 20s. He must leave Ridgewood CC inside the top 100 in the FEC standings if he is to advance to the second leg of the Playoffs at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Aug 20 - 9:20 PM

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Troy Merritt kicked off the weekend festivities with an even-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open.

The Boise State product was first out today and got back on track after his second-round debacle that yielded a score of 6-over-par on his final six holes. The scorecard was a little cleaner today, as Merritt offset four bogeys with the same amount of birdies. His highlights included an 11'5" birdie putt on the par-4 eighth hole and then sticking his tee shot on the par-3 13th, allowing for a tap-in birdie from inside two feet. Merritt won't be in contention tomorrow, but he will cash his fifth cash in his last six events.
Jul 26 - 11:37 AM

Troy Merritt fashioned a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open and finished one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

Merritt has found a groove since a solo second in Memphis in early June. He added top 20s at Greenbrier and TPC Deere Run to climb to 102nd in FedExCup points and all but shore up his first berth in the Playoffs as well as his card for 2014-15. Today at Royal Montreal's Blue Course, he hit 13 greens in regulation and poured in six birdies. The set featured a pair of highlights, first from 45'6" at the par-4 15th hole, and then from 30 feet at the par-5 sixth. He also holed out for birdie from the rough five yards away at the par-4 first.
Jul 24 - 2:13 PM

Troy Merritt carded a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic.

It's been four weeks since Merritt was the runner-up in Memphis, but it seems like longer since it's his only top-45 finish of the season among five paydays. Today's lights-out putting performance probably laid the foundation for his sixth cut made. He split all but one of the 14 fairways and hit 14 greens, but four of his seven birdies measured at least 12 feet. The gems stretched 26 feet and 28'3" at the 18th and sixth holes, respectively. At last check, Merritt's strokes gained-putting clip sat at 3.703. He's two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jul 3 - 4:06 PM

Troy Merritt polished off an excellent week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in the finale to finish alone in second at 9-under 271.

Merritt traded two birdies for two bogeys on the front nine at TPC Southwind, then squared a third bogey to go with eight pars on the back. Perhaps his biggest putt of the day was the 11'8" par he made at the 18th to remain alone in second. He is projected to move from 194th to 111th, but that would have been substantially less if he had to share second-place points with other players.
Jun 8 - 4:07 PM

Troy Merritt carded a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to take control of the clubhouse lead at 10-under 200.

Merritt picked off four birdies in his third lap around TPC Southwind including a 17'8" effort on the par-4 sixth, an 18'1" highlight on the par-3 11th and closed out his round with a 23'3" birdie on the 18th. He stumbled with a three-putt bogey, his only one of the round, on the par-4 17th. Entering the week 194th in the FedExCup standings, he could turn his entire season around with a solid final round. He currently sits in second place in real time and is projected in the 110th spot, which would sneak him into the Playoffs.
Jun 8 - 10:49 AM

Troy Merritt backed up his opening 67 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 4-under-par 32-34=66 to post 7-under 133 at the midpoint, five strokes off the 36-hole lead.

After circling eight birdies in the lid-lifter (despite hitting only 10 greens in regulation), Merritt totaled 14 GIR today and buried seven birdies. The set featured conversions from 11'4" and 21'8" at the 18th and second holes, respectively. He squared three bogeys, but he's in spectacular position to make a huge move in the Tour category that reshuffles at the conclusion of the tournament much less the FedExCup standings.
Jun 7 - 3:28 PM

Troy Merritt submitted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 for his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Needing some fortune sooner than later, Merritt was the beneficiary of it today. He hit only 10 greens in regulation, but he buried eight birdies, six of which from outside 10 feet. The longest measured 25'1" at the par-3 11th hole. He also rattled in a par save from 10'2" at the par-4 second. While he squared three bogeys and concluded his tour of TPC Southwind with a double-bogey 6 at 18, he was perfect from inside 12 feet and sits one stroke off the clubhouse lead. At last check, his strokes gained-putting for the round sat at 4.743.
Jun 5 - 6:28 PM

Troy Merritt tied for 76th in the FedEx St. Jude Classic back in 2010 and will give it a second try this week.

It's been a poor 2013-14 season for Merritt, making just three of 12 cuts but failing to finishing inside the top 45 in any of his paydays. At 194th in the FedExCup standings, he needs to make up some ground quickly if he has any hopes of keeping his card for next season. He's 183rd in the all-around ranking.
Jun 2 - 10:14 PM

Troy Merritt has been added to the published field of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Merritt was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he gained entry on a sponsor exemption today. After opening the season without a cut made in six starts, he's cashed in three of his last four starts entering the week but none better than T46 at two stops. He's also 0-for-2 at Quail Hollow where he hasn't played since 2011.
Apr 28 - 11:08 AM

Troy Merritt returns to the site of his best PGA TOUR finish at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Merritt secured his first PGA TOUR podium finish during the 2010 edition, still his only finish inside the top 10 for his young career. With two cuts made in his last three tournaments played, Merritt looks to be gaining steam and will attempt to rekindle that magic from four years ago.
Apr 22 - 10:05 AM

Troy Merritt has been added to the published field of this week's Valero Texas Open.

Merritt was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. ON Sunday, he then alerted his followers on Twitter that he was granted a sponsor exemption into the event, but he didn't need one since five golfers withdrew. He's just 1-for-8 on the season with a T46 at The Honda Classic where he open qualified. He missed the cut at the 2010 VTO in his only previous appearance.
Mar 24 - 11:23 AM

With a course-record 62 at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Troy Merritt secured medalist honors at the open qualifier for The Honda Classic.

The Tour Finals grad fell eight spots to 44th in the reshuffle that occurred following the West Coast Swing. He hasn't cashed in any of his six starts this season, so perhaps this is the kind of springboard he needs. Jason Millard took runner-up honors with a 63 to earn his first appearance in a PGA TOUR event. Mark Silvers and former PGA TOUR member Derek Fathauer tied for third with 64s to round out the qualifiers. Silvers didn't survive the cut in any of his previous three starts on TOUR while Fathauer hasn't made an appearance since losing his card at the conclusion of his rookie season in 2009. The field at PGA National is now complete at 144.
Feb 25 - 10:35 AM

Troy Merritt grinded his way to an even-par 35-35=70 in the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Even if you don't own the guy, you have to be rooting for him to play the weekend at Waialae. He famously withdrew early from the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to attend the birth of his second child. That clinched an 0-for-2 opening phase of the reshuffle where he took a tumble. Merritt squared two bogeys and a double today but fought back with four birdies, the longest measuring 19'10" at the par-4 first hole. Should he reel in no higher than a 69 on Friday, he's likely safe to make the cut.
Jan 9 - 11:24 PM

Troy Merritt is listed in the published field of next week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

Merritt found himself in the unfortunate position of pulling out of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba before the tournament due to the impending birth of his second child. The timing was bad from a professional standpoint because it meant that he'd take a hit in the reshuffle after an 0-for-2 start. Indeed, he fell eight spots to 36th in the pecking order in the category, but still wiggled his way into the field of 144 at Waialae on merit. He's 1-for-2 with a T20 (in 2010) in the PGA TOUR's first full-field event of calendar-year 2014.
Jan 3 - 7:09 PM