Troy Merritt shoots 1-under 71 in round one of the PLAYERS Championship
March 14, 2019
- March 14, 2019
Troy Merritt's 249-yard approach to 4 feet at THE PLAYERSIn the opening round of THE PLAYERS Championship 2019, Troy Merritt lands his 249-yard approach within 4 feet of the cup at the par-5 11th hole. He would make the putt for birdie.
In his first round at the PLAYERS Championship, Troy Merritt hit 8 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 1 under for the tournament. Merritt finished his day tied for 56th at 1 under; Keegan Bradley is in 1st at 8 under; Tommy Fleetwood is in 2nd at 7 under; and Byeong Hun An, Vaughn Taylor, Brian Harman, Kevin Kisner, and Kyle Stanley are tied for 3rd at 6 under.
On the 532-yard par-5 second hole, Merritt reached the green in 3 and sunk a 28-inch putt for birdie. This moved Merritt to 1 under for the round.
Merritt's tee shot went 169 yards to the left greenside bunker and his bunker shot went 17 yards to the green where he had a two-putt for bogey on the 177-yard par-3 third. This moved Merritt to even-par for the round.
On the par-4 fourth, Merritt's 122 yard approach to 2 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Merritt to 1 under for the round.
At the 471-yard par-4 fifth, Merritt's tee shot went 256 yards to the right side of the fairway, his second shot went 158 yards to the right front greenside bunker, and his sand shot went 30 yards to the green where he had a two-putt for a bogey. This moved Merritt to even for the round.
After a 302 yard drive on the 583-yard par-5 ninth, Merritt chipped his third shot to 3 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved Merritt to 1 under for the round.
On the par-5 11th, Merritt's approach shot set himself up for the eagle on the hole. This moved Merritt to 3 under for the round.
On the 181-yard par-3 13th, Merritt hit the green off the tee but missed a birdie attempt from 9-feet taking a par. This left Merritt to 3 under for the round.
Merritt got a bogey on the 481-yard par-4 14th, getting on the green in 3 and two putting, moving Merritt to 2 under for the round.
At the 462-yard par-4 18th, Merritt's tee shot went 311 yards to the native area, his approach went 171 yards to the green, and his third shot was a drop where he one putted for bogey. This moved him to 1 under for the round.