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Born: 1985-10-25, Osage, Iowa
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 0, Weight: 160lbs
Home: Meridien, Idaho
College: Boise State
Turned Pro: 2008
Joined PGA Tour: 2010
Official World Golf Ranking: 154
Notes: Merritt was born in Osage, Iowa. He played college golf at Winona State University in Minnesota, a Division II school, and transferred after his sophomore year to Boise State University. He was first-team All-WAC for Boise State and tied the school record for a low-round score when he posted a 62 (-9) in the second round of the District VII Shootout. Merritt turned professional in 2008 and made it through all three stages of PGA Tour Q-School. Finished T-137th, which ga...

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Troy Merritt

Merritt was born in Osage, Iowa. He played college golf at Winona State University in Minnesota, a Division II school, and transferred after his sophomore year to Boise State University. He was first-team All-WAC for Boise State and tied the school record for a low-round score when he posted a 62 (-9) in the second round of the District VII Shootout.
Merritt turned professional in 2008 and made it through all three stages of PGA Tour Q-School. Finished T-137th, which gave him privileges on the Tour in 2009.
2009 Summary: Tournaments Entered - 17; In Money - 12; Top-10 Finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 70.55 (rank T-46th); Money - $151,821 (rank 39th); Best Finish - 1st, Mexico Open (defeating Australia's Adam Bland with a 20-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole). At the end of the year, went back to Q-School. Despite a double bogey at the final hole, took home medalist honors by one stroke over Jeff Maggert. Became one of just three players since 1992 to hold at least a share of the lead after each round of the six-round event, joining wire-to-wire winner Scott Verplank (1997) and Frank Lickliter II (2007).
2010 Notes: Nothing in his rookie year on Tour could match what happened in his last week on Tour. A bogey-free, final-round 67 got him a T-30th finish at the Children's Miracle Network Classic was just enough to make the No. 125 position on the money list after Johnson Wagner double-bogeyed the 16th hole. Immediately following the tournament, won the $1-million first prize in the Kodak Challenge in a playoff with Rickie Fowler and Aaron Baddeley with an 18-inch birdie putt at No. 17 on the Magnolia Course. Players had to post the lowest score relative to par on 18 of the 30 Kodak Challenge holes to win. When asked what he would do with the $1-million prize, he said, "The first thing I'm going to do is buy my wife a brand-new car."
2011 Notes: Made only eight of 23 cuts on the PGA Tour with no top-25 finishes. Finished 202nd on the final money list, went back to Q-School and wasn't able to keep his PGA Tour card, finishing T-82nd. It was back to the Tour.
2012 Summary: Tournaments Entered - 24; In Money - 11; Top-10 Finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 71.25 (rank 103rd); Money - $63,063 (rank 86th); Best Finish - T-8th, Winn-Dixie Jacksonville.
2013 Summary: Tournaments Entered - 22; In Money - 15; Top-10 Finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 70.16 (rank 26th); Money - $68,119 (rank 74th); Best Finish - T-6th, Chile Classic. Finished the regular season 74th in earnings to grab one of the last available Finals' spots. With a T-15th finish at the Hotel Fitness, a T-17th at the Chiquita Classic, and a T-46th at the Tour Championship was able to get one of the spots for the PGA Tour in 2014.
2014 Notes: Made 10 of 20 cuts, with one top-10 and advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time in his career. After missed cuts in his first six starts of the season, as well as two missed cuts coming into the FedEx St. Jude Classic, he claimed his career-best finish in his 65th PGA tour start, a runner-up result at Memphis with rounds of 67-66-67-71, a shot behind Ben Crane at TPC Southwind. With the 2nd-place performance, moved inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings, to No. 111. Finished T-46th at The Barclays, but failed to advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship by 1.64 FedExCup points. Could have knocked Geoff Ogilvy out of the 100th position and moved on in the Playoffs but missed a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole. Settled for a career-best 101st in the final FedExCup standings and 107th on the money list.
2015 Notes: Started slowly until he shot final-round 66 to finish 6th at Valspar Championship. Four weeks later, shot 61 in the second round of the RBC Heritage, his career and PGA Tour low round of the year. Finished 3rd, two shots out of the Jim Furyk/Kevin Kisner playoff.
At the Quicken Loans National, entered the week with five consecutive missed cuts, but carded a final-round 4-under 67 (including a 34-foot, 5-inch birdie putt at the 72nd hole) for a three-shot win over Rickie Fowler. Became the first player to make the Quicken Loans National title his initial PGA Tour win in his 96th start at age 29 years, 9 months, 8 days. The week included a third-round 61 (matched his career-low score set earlier this season in the second round of the RBC Heritage) and established a new tournament record. Finished 66th in the FedEx Cup race and 41st on the money list.
2016 Notes: Played in 26 PGA Tour events making 12 cuts and finishing once in the top-ten, a T-3rd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Finished three shots behind winner Jason Day. Finished 121st in the FedExCup race and 113th in the money standings.
2017 Notes: Played in 28 PGA Tour events making 12 cuts with 1 top-ten finish with a T-8th at the Travelers Championship his lone top-10 finish. Finished the year 151st in the FedExCup standings which sent him to the Web.Com Tour finals. Played in 4 events with two top-ten finishes (T-6th DAP Championship & T-9th Albertsons Boise Open) and was T-32nd at the Tour Championship. Was 27th in the final priority-ranking order, he earned his PGA Tour card for the 2017-18 season with a 13th-place finish on the 2017 Tour Finals money list.
2018 Notes: Played in 27 PGA Tour events making 17 cuts with three top-ten finishes. After tying the course record at Keene Trace Golf Club in round one with a 10-under 62, never lost hold on the lead en route to victory at the Barbasol Championship. With ensuing rounds of 67-69-67, claimed his second career PGA Tour win by a shot over Billy Horschel, Tom Lovelady, and Richy Werenski at 23-under 265. With the victory coming with five weeks left before the FedExCup playoffs, Merritt moved from 131st to 65th in the standings which means he will in the playoffs for the 4th time in his career. Ten days after the victory Troy was in the hospital undergoing emergency surgery. Merritt had been experiencing arm pain for a month and after playing in the RBC Canadian Open, Merritt flew home to Idaho and had ultrasound tests which disclosed a blood clot that ran from his chest to biceps. On Friday, August 3rd, Merritt underwent immediate two-hour surgery to remove the clot, which doctors told Merritt may have been caused by an overdeveloped muscle and he may need a rib removed to guarantee to avoid another blood clot. Merritt is giving himself injections of blood thinners for 2 weeks in the hope of playing in the PGA Championship. He got to play but his game wasn't in the best of shape after the surgery, he missed the cut in the PGA Championship, Northern Trust and Dell Technologies to finish 91st in the FedExCup race.
2019 Notes: Merritt opened the new season with a T-4th at the Safeway Open, a shot back of getting into the Tway/Moore/Snedeker playoff. Merritt continued playing, even going down to Australia were he finished T-34th in the Australian PGA Championship. Meritt played in the Sentry Tournament of Champions finishing T-16th and after missing the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii he went to Dallas and on January 16th had the top rib on his left side removed. The problem was diagnosed as Thoracic outlet syndrome which occurs when blood vessels or nerves in the space between the collarbone and the first rib are compressed and led to Merritt having a large blood clot removed from his left arm last August. "I didn't want to be on the blood thinners for the rest of my life and after getting off to a good start this season and having won last year [Barbasol Championship] it seemed like a good time to have the surgery," Merritt told from his home in Idaho. Merritt started to rehab and after a couple of weeks was able to start chipping and putting. He made his return at the Players Championship missing the cut, but in his next start finished T-10th at the RBC Heritage.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 291, Cuts Made: 160 (55%), Top Tens: 19 (7%) , Rounds: 890, Scoring Avg: 70.82, Career Earnings: $8,951,326 - Best Finish: 1st (3 times)
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