Troy Merritt Personal Notes
Two brothers also competed in college athletics. Older brother, Ben, played Division III football at Wartburg College in Iowa. Younger brother, Tim, is a Division III basketball player at Luther College in Iowa. Father is a member of the Wartburg Hall of Fame after playing both baseball and basketball for the school. Biggest thrill outside golf was helping his high school basketball team reach the state tournament for the first time in school history. Favorite course he's played is Pebble Beach, looks forward to playing St. Andrews. Favorite college team is the Iowa Hawkeyes. Favorite professional team is the Minnesota Twins. Superstitions include tying his shoes in a certain way/order. Favorite TV show is "Seinfeld." Favorite movie is "The Shawshank Redemption." Favorite entertainer is Robin Williams. Favorite books are the Harry Potter series. Favorite food is chicken enchiladas. Favorite athlete to watch is Michael Jordan. Favorite cities to visit are Boise, Idaho, and Dubuque, Iowa. Dream foursome includes Ed Davis, Mark Merritt and Jack Nicklaus.