Troy Merritt is an American golfer. Troy Merritt won two PGA Tour titles: the Quicken Loans National and the Barbasol Championship.
Merritt was born on October 25, 1985 grew up in Osage, Iowa and in Boise. He played golf for Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, in high school and Winona State University, Minnesota, in college. He later transferred to Boise State University. He was named to the first-team All-WAC for Boise State. His parents were also educators. He is 36 years old.
Merritt began his professional career in 2008. Merritt won his first Nationwide Tour event, the Mexico Open, on September 6, 2009 with a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff, defeating Australia’s Adam Bland.
In addition, he became only the third golfer to win a medal in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament by leading after every round on December 7, 2009. He won in one shot over veteran Jeff Maggert by a score of 22 under par despite a double-bogey on the final (108th) hole of the six-round contest. Merritt finished 125th on the PGA Tour in 2010, the last position required to retain his card.
Merritt set the course record at the Hilton Head Island Heritage on April 17, 2015 with a 10-under par 61, equaling David Frost’s 1994 tournament record. Merritt’s 61 came after Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, shot 62 for a 74 in the first round. Merritt finished third in the tournament behind Jim Furyk and Kevin Kisner for a total of $401,200.
Merritt won the Quicken Loans National for the first time on the PGA Tour in 2015. With a 61 in the third round, he broke a course record at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and held off all competitors to win with 18-under 266 by three shots.
Merritt set the course record at the Hilton Head Island Heritage on April 17, 2015 with 10 under par 61, equaling David Frost’s 1994 tournament record. Merritt shot 61 after Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, hit 62 after a 74 in the first round. Likewise, Merritt finished third behind Jim Furyk and Kevin Kisner, earning $401,200.
At the 2015 Quicken Loans National, Merritt won for the first time on the PGA Tour. He broke a course record with a 61 in the third round at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and held off all competitors to win by three shots on 18-under 266.
While it’s difficult to put an exact figure on Merritt’s net worth due to his unrecorded payouts (most of them), sources have found a number that they think comes close.
His first-place finish at the 2009 Mexico Open netted him $117,500, while his third-place finish at the 2015 Heritage Classic netted him around $400,000. Despite finishing 125th on the PGA Tour money list in 2010, he earned far more than expected: $786,000 versus $680,000.
He has competed in 248 PGA Tour tournaments and has been in the top 129 of them 129 times. According to CBS, his winnings from those events totaled just over $10 million. His golf earnings are expected to surpass $700,000 in 2021. In 2015 he won the most money of his career, $2 million plus a few thousand dollars.
That’s all that’s ever been said about the value of his wallets. It’s still a little harder to assess Troy Merritt’s true worth net worth. Nonetheless, he is said to be the owner of more than $5 million worth of assets (roughly).
Merritt is married Courtney Aft and has two children, Dodge and Scout, with her. Eight attended Broncos State University in Boise, Idaho as a gymnast. On March 13, 2010, the couple married at the Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island.
In an October 2014 interview with the PGA Tour, Achter said her husband’s ambition from the start was to be a professional golfer, which he expressed to her on their first date. At Table Rock, a hiking route in Boise, Idaho, Merritt suggested eights. “I turned around and there he was, and I was like, oh my god, you’re going to enjoy this, but it was wonderful,” Courtney recalled, recalling Troy’s proposal to her. The couple currently resides in Boise, Idaho.
body measurement and social media
Troy Merritt stands up height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs about 62 kg. Likewise, his shoe size is 8 UK. Apart from that, there is no information about his other body measurements.
He’s just active Twitter and has gained more than 30,000 followers under the username @TROYMERRITT_PGA.