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John Merrick

  • Birthplace: Long Beach, Calif.
  • Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
  • Age: 26
  • Turned Pro: 2004
  • College: UCLA
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

Lists his parents as his heroes. Got his start in golf from friends and his dad. Won 2001 Southern California Golf Association Amateur at age 19, the youngest person since Tiger Woods in 1994 to capture the nation's second-oldest, continuously contested amateur championship. Made six cuts in a combined 10 starts during the 2004-05 Nationwide Tour seasons. Only Top-25 was a T12 at the 2004 Envirocare Utah Classic in his first career start on the Nationwide Tour. Has also played on the Spanos Tour. Earned All-Pac-10 honors after capturing medalist honors at the 2003 Pac-10 Championship.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 2006 Peek 'n Peak Classic

PGA Tour
0

Career Summary

2006 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.88 (ranked 45th); money - $208,506 (ranked 21st); Winner, Peek 'n Peak Classic.

2007 Notes
Regained his PGA Tour card for 2008 by finishing T23rd at Q-School.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 92; in money - 16; Top-10 Finishes - 1; money - $649,438 (ranked 135th); best finish - T4th at the Reno-Tahoe Open

2007 Stats
scoring average - 71.18 / (134th); driving distance - 297.1 / (33rd); driving accuracy - 61.4% / (125th); GIR - 69.1% / (9th); putting - 1.811 / (165th); birdie average - 3.58 per rd / (43rd) / total birdies - 329; sand saves - 47.3% / (124th); all-around rank - 791 / (100th).

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