February 17 2013
John Merrick, who went to UCLA, made the Northern Trust Open his first PGA TOUR win. (How/Getty Images)
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
John Merrick realized his dream on Sunday at the Northern Trust Open, defeating Charlie Beljan on the second playoff hole to capture his first PGA TOUR victory. The UCLA golf product, who grew up attending the tournament as a kid, used a full bag of Titleist clubs, as well as the new 2013 ProV1x ball, to secure the win.
Fairway wood: Titleist 913F (13.5 degrees) with an Aldila NV85 X shaft
Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees) with an Aldila NV105 shaft