Troy Merritt is an American golfer. Troy Merritt won two PGA Tour titles: the Quicken Loans National and the Barbasol Championship.
Table of Biography
Merritt was born on October 25, 1985, in Osage, Iowa, and raised in Boise. He golfed for Spring Lake Park (Minnesota) in high school and Winona State University (Minnesota) in college. Later, he transferred to Boise State University. For Boise State, he was named to the first-team All-WAC. 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.
Moreover, he became only the third golfer to win a medal at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament by leading after every round on December 7, 2009. He won by one stroke against veteran Jeff Maggert with a score of 22-under-par despite a double-bogey on the last (108th) hole of the six-round competition. Merritt finished 125th on the PGA Tour in 2010, earning the final position needed to keep his card.
Merritt tied the course record at the Heritage on Hilton Head Island on April 17, 2015, with a 10-under-par 61, tying David Frost’s tournament record from 1994. Merritt’s 61 came after Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, shot 62 after a 74 in the first round. Merritt finished third in the tournament, behind Jim Furyk and Kevin Kisner, earning a total of $401,200.
Merritt won the 2015 Quicken Loans National for the first time on the PGA Tour. With a 61 in the third round, he broke a course record at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and held off all contenders to win by three strokes at 18-under 266.
Merritt tied the course record at the Heritage on Hilton Head Island on April 17, 2015, with a 10-under-par 61, tying David Frost’s 1994 tournament record. Merritt shot 61 after Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, posted 62 following a 74 in the first round. Likewise, Merritt finished third in the event, behind Jim Furyk and Kevin Kisner, and earned $401,200.
At the 2015 Quicken Loans National, Merritt won for the first time on the PGA Tour. With a 61 in the third round at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, he broke a course record and held off all contenders to win by three shots at 18-under 266.
While it’s difficult to put a precise figure on Merritt’s net worth because of his unrecorded purse payouts (the majority of them), sources have come up with a figure that they feel is close.
His first-place win in the 2009 Mexico Open earned him $117,500, while his third-place finish in the 2015 Heritage Classic netted him roughly $400,000. Despite finishing 125th on the PGA Tour’s money list in 2010, he earned far more than expected: $786k versus $680k.
He has competed in 248 PGA Tour tournaments and has ranked in the top 129 of them 129 times. According to CBS, his profits from those events were little over $10 million. His golf revenue is expected to exceed $700,000 in 2021. In 2015, he won the most money of his career, $2 million-plus a few thousand dollars.
That is all that has ever been said regarding the worth of his purses. It’s still a little more difficult to estimate Troy Merritt’s actual net worth. Nonetheless, he is said to be the owner of wealth worth more than $5 million (approximately).
Merritt is married to Courtney Achter and has two kids, Dodge and Scout, with her. Achter attended Broncos State University in Boise, Idaho, as a gymnast. On March 13, 2010, the pair married at the Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island.
In an interview with the PGA Tour in October 2014, Achter said that her husband’s ambition from the start had been to be a professional golfer, which he had expressed to her on their first date. On Table Rock, a hiking route in Boise, Idaho, Merritt proposed to Achter. “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 pair is currently based in Boise, Idaho.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Troy Merritt stands a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs around 62 kgs. Similarly, his shoe size is 8 UK. Besides this, there is no information regarding his other body measurements.
He is active only on Twitter and has gained more than 30k followers under the username @TROYMERRITT_PGA.