Troy Merritt
United States

Troy Merritt

DOB:

10.25.85

AGE:

20

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

United States

Confident PGA Tour rookie is enjoying a strong season, with three top-20 finishes in a dozen starts so far, including a solo third at the Zurich Classic. ... In first career round on tour, shot 5-under 65 at Sony Open. ... Only third player to earn a wire-to-wire victory at the six-round Q-school tournament. ... Won the Nationwide Tour's Mexico Open last year. ... In two years at Boise State, claimed nine titles, including five straight in his senior season.

"I've always been the underdog. Even though I win, I don't get the respect as other guys who win other tournaments, who win fewer tournaments than I do. But I don't have any problem with that. I don't mind flying under the radar."

CAREER BEST FINISH:

Win, 2009 Mexico Open