Troy Merritt gained his first PGA Tour title with a three-stroke victory at the Quicken Loans National thanks to some accurate iron play using the Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons and FG Tour TC wedges. Merritt carded a tournament record 61 on Saturday which included five birdies in the first five holes and continued his form into the final round posting a four under 67 for a first career win in 96 starts.
Having joined the Wilson Advisory Staff in January this year Merrit made the immediate switch to the FG Tour V4 irons and at the Humana Challenge, his first tournament playing Wilson Staff equipment, he was the leader heading into the weekend rounds. He also claimed his first top-five finish at the RBC Heritage in April.
Merritt commented, “Obviously I am very pleased with my equipment change this year. These irons have given me the ability to set myself up for birdies and tap-in pars that allow me to do things like secure my first win on tour. I am looking forward to many possibilities to come.”
The win at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club moves Merrit into the top 100 in the World rankings which qualifies him for the USPGA Championship this month and the US Masters next year as well as this week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational . More at: www.wilson.com