Wilson Advisory Staff member Troy Merritt (@TROYMERRITT_PGA) captured his first PGA TOUR win at the Quicken Loans National today, an accomplishment that qualifies him to compete in the PGA Championship next week.
Merritt leaped up the leaderboard early in the third round with five consecutive birdies on the first five holes. He proceeded to finish with eleven total birdies, setting the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club course record at 61.
Merritt joined the Wilson Advisory Staff in January of this year, switching to the FG Tour V4 irons, FG Tour V4 utility irons, and three FG Tour TC wedges (50, 54 , 58). 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.
“Obviously I am very pleased with my equipment change this year,” commented Merritt. “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.”
“We are proud to congratulate Merritt on his first PGA TOUR win,” said Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf.
“Since he has switched to our brand, he has been an extremely helpful addition to our Wilson Advisory Staff, with constant feedback and interest in developing prototypes.
What’s in Merritt’s Pro Tour Bag:
// FG Tour V4 5-PW irons
// FG Tour V4 Utility 2 and 4 irons
// FG Tour TC 50, 54 , 58 wedges
About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. That winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.