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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 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

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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

Troy Merritt has been removed from the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Merritt's wife gave birth the couple's second child on Tuesday, so today's decision isn't a surprise. In fact, in advance of last week's McGladrey Classic, he hinted on Twitter that he had toyed with sitting out that stop, too. He's 0-for-2 to begin the season, but he's hardly complaining today.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Troy Merritt returns to the PGA TOUR for the Open.

Merritt is a graduate from the Finals, ranking 28th in the graduate reshuffle. This won't be his first look at CordeValle Golf Club, tying for 18th in 2010 but missing the cut in 2011. In 52 PGA TOUR events, he's made $938,452.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 09:05:00 PM

According the PGA TOUR's Twitter page, the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii has been postponed for four hours.

It was only a matter of time. You figured that TOUR officials would want a few minutes to assess the conditions at Waialae before extending the delay. Don't be surprised if the next announcement proclaims a wash-out for Thursday. Troy Merritt was scheduled to go off the first tee at 7:10 a.m. HT (12:10 p.m. ET). He's coming off a successfully rookie year during which he finished 125th in earnings and claimed the second edition of the Kodak Challenge.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:03:00 PM

Troy Merritt birdied the first hole of a playoff, with Aaron Baddeley and Rickie Fowler, to win the season long Kodak Challenge.

Merritt carded a final round of 5-under-par 67 and then had to watch to see if the closing groups would push him out of the Top 125 on the PGA Tour's Money List. He was outside of the top 125 because Johnson Wagner was 7-under-par on his round, but a double-bogey by Johnson at the 16th hole regained Merritt the final full-exempt spot for the 2011 season. Merritt then found himself in a playoff with Rickie Fowler and Aaron Baddeley at the 17th hole for the 2010 Kodak Challenge title and it's one million dollar prize. The playoff only lasted one hole after Merritt stuck his approach to 15 inches of the cup. Fowler missed his long birdie-putt and then Baddeley also missed his. Both players finished out and then Merritt swept in his birdie-putt for the title. The Kodak Challenge $1,000,000 prize is not counted as Official Earnings, so his Official Money List total remained at $786,977.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010 04:48:00 PM

Troy Merritt carded a third round of 6-under-par 64 and he is only a stroke off the lead at The McGladrey Classic.

Merritt started his round with three consecutive birdies and then added a five-foot birdie conversion at the 6th hole to pull with three-strokes of the lead. On the back nine, he eventually pulled within an overnight stroke of the lead after birdies at the 10th and 13th holes, with a little help from Heath Slocum, who later bogeyed the par-4 16th. The round of 64 matched Ken Duke for the lowest round on Saturday.
Sat, Oct 9, 2010 06:35:00 PM

Troy Merritt spun a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in the opening round of The McGladrey Classic.

The rookie entered this week 123rd on the money list, so this is a superb time to regain form. He hit 16 greens and buried seven birdies, four of which from inside 40 inches. His most notable conversion occurred at the par-4 14th hole, where his putt disappeared from 28'10". Merritt also saved par from 12'2" at the par-4 4th hole. After finishing on the front nine, he signed his card one adrift of John Rollins' clubhouse lead. The 64 is his new career-low aggregate.
Thu, Oct 7, 2010 04:34:00 PM

Troy Merritt has gained entry into this week's PLAYERS.

Merritt started the week as the third alternate, and snuck in when Fred Couples officially withdrew this morning. This will be the rookie's first look at TPC Sawgrass.
Wed, May 5, 2010 10:15:00 AM

Troy Merritt posted a final round of 5-under-par 67 and finished in third place at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Merritt put a run together in his first 10 holes to reach 4-under-par for the round, which tied him for the lead. He then converted a 13-foot birdie-putt at the 13th hole, which gave him a one-stroke advantage. The lead turned out to be very short-lived because at the next hole Merritt bogeyed, while Jason Bohn birdied the 11th hole for a two-shot swing. Merritt then parred in, which earned him a PGA Tour career best third place.
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 06:53:00 PM

Troy Merritt shot a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Now this has to feel good for the rookie, who has missed seven consecutive cuts after a relatively fast start to 2010. Starting on the back, he hit 14 GIR and needed just 27 putts at TPC Louisiana today to finish three back of clubhouse leader, Jason Bohn. The highlight of Merritt's day was an 18-yard chip-in for eagle at the par-5 7th hole. He also dropped birdie putts of 12'4" and 10'7" at the 10th and 1st holes, respectively.
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 03:43:00 PM

Troy Merritt has been added to the published field of this week's Verizon Heritage.

Merritt was the sixth alternates when the field was released on Friday. He gained entry when Alex Prugh withdrew. Since opening with three straight paydays, Merritt has missed six consecutive cuts by an aggregate 21 strokes. This will be his first appearance in Hilton Head.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 02:49:00 PM

Troy Merritt has been added into the field of the Transitions Championship.

Merritt started the season with two Top 20s in his first three starts on the Tour, but he then slipped into a mini-slump and has missed four cuts in a row.
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 03:43:00 PM