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Merritt secures first PGA Tour win

Troy Merritt more than doubled his earnings for the season with his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Quicken Loans National.

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Winners of the legends’ events this year: --Arnold: Matt Every --Byron: Steven Bowditch --Jack: David Lingmerth --Tiger: Troy Merritt

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We hear it all the time. So tough to back up a super low round with another one. Kudos to Troy Merritt for following his 61 with a 67 today.

Troy Merritt cruises to victory in Virginia

Coming into this week, Merritt had 0 career PGA Tour wins and $2.5M in career earnings. He beat the field by three strokes at the Quicken Loans National, earning a cool $1.2M. Scores

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There it is with style: Troy Merritt birdies the last and is your 2015 Quicken Loans National champion -- his first career PGA Tour victory.

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After he finishes up, Troy Merritt just might channel his inner Zach Johnson when asked who he is: "I'm just a normal guy from Iowa."

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Troy Merritt was an all-state high school basketball player in Iowa. Playing a little four-corners offense to protect the lead right now.

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Great touch from just off 17th green by Troy Merritt. With all of the pressure on him, looked like he's playing a Tuesday practice round.

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Troy Merritt throws a dart on 16 and that could be the eventual clincher right there. Already leads by two in search of first career win.

Troy Merritt holding on to lead

Merritt had missed his past five cuts coming into this week, but he's up two strokes with four holes to play at the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods finished at 8 under, 8 strokes off the current pace. Leaderboard

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Always laughable when people think pro golfers can't turn it around in a hurry. Tiger? Nope. Talking 'bout Troy Merritt. Five straight MCs.

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Tiger keeps talking process. Went from a few swings to a few holes to full round to multiple rounds. Next step? Full tourney. Not there yet.