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Troy Merritt |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 160
College: Boise State

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Troy Merritt hopes the fourth time is the charm at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Merritt is 0-for-3 at this event while signing for 74 or worse in five of his nine career rounds. A golfer of more stature may have had his assistant opt out of this event after such poor results but the Boise State product needs every start he can get. With a 5-for-8 start to the season, there is a chance Merritt rights the ship at Pebble Beach this week, but those odds are very small. Feb 9 - 11:02 PM

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Troy Merritt fashioned a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-31=64 in his second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 10-under 130 at the midpoint, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead with Tim Clark.

Merritt had it all going on today. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation. In addition to saving par all six times, he buried six birdies. That set included conversions from 13'6", 21'5" and 20 feet at the second, fifth and 13th holes, respectively. The 64 matches his career low on the PGA TOUR. It's the third time he's signed for the number. The first two occurred in the first and third rounds of the 2010 McGladrey Classic where he tied for 33rd place.
Jan 16 - 5:53 PM

Troy Merritt shot a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, finishing four strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

He flew out of the gates today at Waialae. After parring the par-4 10th, Merritt holed out for birdie from the rough 10 yards away at the par-3 11th. He poured in another birdie at 12, this time conventionally and from just 10'5". A third consecutive birdie tumbled in at 13. He'd string pars together until holing out from off the green again, this time from 15 yards at the par-4 third. When the dust settled, he ranked 10th in strokes gained: tee-to-green with a measurement of 3.093.
Jan 15 - 10:38 PM

Troy Merritt returns to Waialae Country Club for his fourth attempt at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

The Boise State product is 2-for-4 entering the week, ranking 170th in the FedExCup standings. His 2010 tournament debut yielded a T20 finish, but he's missed the cut in both of his return trips. Merritt finished 101st in the FEC race last season, thanks to a late-season rally, but he can safely be ignored in this one.
Jan 12 - 9:43 PM

Troy Merritt finished the Fall Series with a 2-for-4 record, positioning himself 161st in the FedExCup standings.

Merritt had a career-best FEC finish last season, ending the year ranked 101st in the race to Atlanta. While his consistency still isn't there, earning just 10-of-20 cuts made in 2013-14, his runner-up at the FedEx St. Jude Classic was a career first. Having now made his playoff debut, gamers should keep an eye on him to see if any of that confidence spills over into 2015.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:36:00 AM

Troy Merritt heads to the City of Lost Wages for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Merritt is one for two here in Sin City and will look to bounce back after a missed cut last week in the 2014-15 season opener. He finished last season with some momentum, earning cuts made in seven of his last eight events, including a trio of top 20s. There are much safer bets for gamers this week, but his late-season charge is certainly encouraging for his stock price moving forward.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Troy Merritt carded a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the final round of The Barclays to end his week in a share of 46th at 2-under 282.

Merritt ended the week 101st in the FedExCup standings, just missing the mark of the top 100 for inclusion into the Deutsche Bank Championship later this week. While eight of the other exclusions were known when the cut fell on Friday, others have now sealed their fate. They are: Jonas Blixt (102nd); Retief Goosen (103rd); Kevin Kisner (104th); Nick Watney (105th); Luke Guthrie (106th); Lee Westwood (107th); Rory Sabbatini (108th); Bryce Molder (109th); Brian Davis (110th); Boo Weekley (111th); Martin Flores (112th); Ricky Barnes (113th); Jhonattan Vegas (115th); Steve Stricker (116th); David Toms (118th); Tim Wilkinson (119th).
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 06:34:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:20:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 11:37:00 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.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 02:13:00 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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 04:06:00 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.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 04:07:00 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.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 10:49:00 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.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 03:28:00 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.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 06:28:00 PM