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Troy Merritt |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 160
College: Boise State

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Troy Merritt put the finishing touches on his week at the CIMB Classic with a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's final round.
Although Merritt won't win, this is how you close. It seems pointless on some levels until you sign the card and pride takes over. Merritt converted four birdies today and scrambled six times to post 14-under 274. At last check, he sat T18 on the leaderboard and will record his best result since winning for the first time at the Quicken Loans National nearly three months ago. Until this weekend, he hadn't placed better than T39 at TPC Boston in seven starts. Nov 1 - 1:09 AM

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Troy Merritt arrived at the midpoint of the CIMB Classic in 10-under-par 68-66=134.

The recently turned 30-year-old (Sunday) is celebrating his birthday in Malaysia after things didn't do his way in Vegas, arguably the better site for any party. In fact, Merritt descended in Kuala Lumpur 0-for-2 in 2015-16. Thus far this week, he's striped 22 (of 28) fairways and landed 28 greens in regulation. Today's round feature an eagle-3 and five birdies against just one bogey. Since his breakthrough title at the Quicken Loans National, Merritt has gone seven starts without a top 35. He's on pace to end the drought, positioned just four strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at the moment.
Oct 30 - 1:02 AM

Troy Merritt makes his way back to the CIMB Classic for a second look at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

The Boise State product signed for one red number last year in his tournament debut. He finished the week at 2-over 290. Merritt will arrive with a bit more swagger this year now that he has a PGA TOUR title under his belt. Despite the uptick in confidence, Merritt has started the season 0-for-2 and could use this no-cut event as a nice swingboard to right the ship.
Oct 28 - 9:29 AM

Troy Merritt makes his BMW Championship debut at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Merritt is one of 14 first-timers in the penultimate event of the FedExCup Playoffs and enters the week 47th in the FedExCup standings. Last year, in his postseason debut, he was eliminated following a T46 at The Barclays, concluding the season 101st in FEC points. Merritt's route to the third leg of the Playoffs this season shows three top 25s on 15 made cuts (28 events), with all three doubling as top 10s, including his maiden title at the Quicken Loans National in his 96th career start. The three-shot win came out of nowhere, having missed five consecutive cuts and six of his last seven heading in. The 29-year-old has not posted better than T39 (Deutsche Bank) in his subsequent four starts. He finished dead last at the 77-man no-cut WGC-Bridgestone registering an astonishing aggregate of 22-over-par (82-75-70-75), 33 shots behind the winner.
Sep 15 - 8:13 AM

Fresh off his breakthrough victory on the PGA TOUR, Troy Merritt settled for a 12-over-par 39-43=82 in today's opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

What a difference four days, a WGC debut and a treacherous test make. Merritt split only six (of 14) fairways and went 0-for-9 in par-breaker chances at Firestone today. He squared seven bogeys, one double and a snowman (at the par-5 16th hole). At last check, his strokes gained: tee-to-green read -8.245, predictably last in the field of 77. It's an astonishing score when you consider that he torched Robert Trent Jones Golf Club for a career-tying-low 61 last Saturday.
Aug 6 - 4:45 PM

In his 96th PGA TOUR start, overnight co-leader Troy Merritt won his maiden title with a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to post 18-under 266, good for a three-shot margin over runner-up Rickie Fowler.

Merritt began his day at 14-under and with a share of the lead with playing partner Kevin Chappell. Coming off a course-record, 10-under 61 on Saturday, the would-be champ opened right where he left off, circling a birdie from 9'1" at the par-4 first. He added a two-putt birdie at the par-5 fifth before dropping a six-footer for birdie at the seventh. The 29-year-old kept his forward momentum with par saves from seven feet at Nos. 2 and 8 to turn 3-under. In a battle for much of the day with 2013 champ Bill Haas, Merritt played his last nine in 1-under while the other contenders faded away. His birdie on 16 canceled a lone bogey at the 12th and he finished in grand fashion by canning a walk-off birdie from 34'5" for posterity. With this win, Merritt gains entry into this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship. They'll mark his respective debuts in a WGC and a major.
Aug 2 - 6:48 PM

Troy Merritt fired a 10-under-par 31-30=61 in today's third round of the Quicken Loans National to post a record-setting, 54-hole tally of 14-under 199, good for the early clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Merritt co-leads with Kevin Chappell .

Merritt carded six birdies over his first two rounds at RTJ Golf Club and nearly doubled that total on Moving Day, circling 11 birdies on his record-breaking loop. The 29-year-old's 61 set several tournament records, including: Best 18-hole score (previously 62 by Anthony Kim/2009, Hunter Mahan/2009 and Nick Watney/2011); and best 54-hole aggregate (200 by Tom Pernice Jr./2008, Anthony Kim/2009, Tiger Woods/2009 and Justin Rose/2010). His 11-birdie total was the most he's carded in a single round (281 career rounds) and his 61 tied a career low (2015 RBC Heritage/round two). Merritt began the day at 4-under (T35) and seven shots adrift. He landed 16 greens in regulation and his 11 conversions included five straight to open the round and four consecutive on Nos. 12-15. Remarkably, Merritt squared a bogey as well, three-putting from 37'5" on the par-5 eighth.
Aug 1 - 2:24 PM

Troy Merritt looks to break out of a mid-season slump at this week's Quicken Loans National.

The Boise State product has missed the cut in six straight starts ahead of this week. He is 10-for-23 on the season, placing him at 123rd in the FedExCup standings. We've seen upside with Merritt in the past but he's just too far out of form currently. Gamers should look elsewhere this week if security is a top priority.
Jul 27 - 11:08 PM

Troy Merritt makes his 21st start of the season at this week's Greenbrier Classic.

Merritt was the 36 and 54-hole leader (by three) at the RBC Heritage in April but settled for a third-place finish. His tour of Harbour Town GL included a course-record-tying 10-under-par 33-28=61 in round two. He's missed three of five cuts since, cashing a 72nd at THE PLAYERS and a T52 at the Memorial. In total, he's 10-for-20 on the season with two top 25s, both doubling as top 10s (6th, Valspar Championship the other), good for 104th in the FedExCup standings. The 29-year-old has cashed twice in three starts on the Old White TPC, including a T16 last year and a T83/MDF in the inaugural 2010 edition.
Jul 1 - 8:20 AM

Troy Merritt missed the cut in his 2010 Memorial debut and returns this week for another look at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

The Boise State product arrives in Ohio ranked 96th on the FedExCup leaderboard. He is 9-for-17 overall this season with a pair of top 10s to his name. Merritt does most of his damage with the flat stick as he ranks 8th in strokes gained:putting but just 170th in strokes gained:tee-to-green. Muirfield Village is not forgiving to errant approach shots, so it may be wise for gamers to leave him on their bench this week.
Jun 2 - 9:09 AM

Troy Merritt backed up his opening 68 at THE PLAYERS with a 1-under-par 34-37=71 to post 5-under 139.

Merritt went 4-for-12 in scoring opportunities today with four birdies, including respective conversions from 22'2" and 12'8" at the 12th and 13th holes, but he also three-jacked the green for bogey at the par-4 fourth and added traditional bogeys at Nos. 8 and 18. He helped nab the red number with a par save from just outside 10 feet at the par-5 11th. The 29-year-old signed his card sitting just three strokes off the pace of 36-hole clubhouse leader Kevin Na.
May 8 - 5:44 PM

Troy Merritt fashioned a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS, good for outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Merritt went one lower then a trio that previously shared the perch atop the leaderboard. He split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation. He circled six birdies, three of which from 10-18 feet, and reached bogey-free 5-under when his try from 10'10" disappeared at the par-4 12th. Merritt played his final four in 1-over with two bogeys, but he hung on easily to log his eighth consecutive red number dating back to the second round in Houston. This is also his lowest of nine competitive loops of TPC Sawgrass.
May 7 - 12:45 PM

Troy Merritt rounded off a solid week with a 2-under-par 35-34=69 to post 16-under 268, good for a third-place finish.

Overnight leader Merritt entered the final round with a three-shot lead but couldn't quite get it to the house. He started off shaky missing the fairway and green in regulation on the par-4 first, failing to convert the sand save from a green-side bunker. On the round he was 4-for-5 in scrambles, hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 GIR but could only convert three scoring chances and suffered a double bogey-6 on the par-4 12th after his tee shot was out-of-bounds right. His highlight of the day was an eagle-2 that he dunked from 115 yards out on the par-4 16th. The 25'1" birdie he dropped on the 18th secured solo third, his best finish on TOUR since his second at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2014. There's no doubt he wanted the title, but at 133rd in FedExCup points, he needed a high finish this week and he got it.
Apr 19 - 2:47 PM

Overnight leader Troy Merritt carded a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in his third round of the RBC Heritage to post 14-under 199, good for a three-stroke margin entering the final round.

Fresh off a course-record-tying 61, Merritt entered today as the 36-hole leader by four shots over Matt Kuchar and John Merrick. Paired with Kuchar (defending champion) in the final group, this was the first time that he's held the weekend lead in 85 PGA TOUR starts. If there were nerves, Merritt didn't show it early finding his first six greens in regulation and circling birdies on the par-5 second and the par-4 third holes. After a par save from short of the green on seven, the first sign of potential trouble came on the eighth when he rinsed his approach, eventually swallowing a one-putt double bogey-6. A bounce-back birdie on the ninth showed some moxie for the 29-year-old, his third circle on the round. Despite struggling off the tee on his homeward half, Merritt's iron play was steady. He missed only one green in regulation coming into the house. He added his fourth and final birdie of the day on the par-3 14th.
Apr 18 - 6:37 PM

Troy Merritt enjoyed a day for the ages en route to a 10-under-par 33-28=61 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage.

The course record is 61, so he shares that now. Merritt's previous low on the PGA TOUR was 64 (three times), so he shattered that. And at 12-under 130, he owns a four-stroke clubhouse lead at the midpoint. He even parred a par 5 (the fifth hole) today, too. Overall, the 29-year-old split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. He connected nine times for birdies, three of which from 11-18 feet. At last check, he measured 5.327 in strokes gained: putting and 3.439 in strokes gained: putting for the round.
Apr 17 - 4:13 PM