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John Merrick

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
61
Current Position
To Par: +2
Total Strokes: 70 - 76 : 146
T12   T73
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
  • Residence: Long Beach, CA
  • Age: 28
  • Turned Pro: 2004

Nationwide Tour Victories

(1) 2006,Peek'n Peak Classic.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$141,478 (153)

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 1, Sony Open in Hawaii.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

2009 Season Highlights

Ranked 75th on the FedExCup standings and a career-best No. 58 on the money list...Posted a career-best 63 in the third round of the 50th Bob Hope Classic on his way to a career-best runner-up finish, three shots behind champion Pat Perez. Collected the biggest paycheck of his career ($550,800) for his efforts...Shot a 66, the best final-round score, to finish T6 at the Masters Tournament. Round included four consecutive birdies on the back nine...Finished T10 at the PGA Championship, his third career top-10 in a major....Partnered with Nick Watney at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China in November.

Career Highlights

2009: Ranked 75th on the FedExCup standings and a career-best No. 58 on the money list...Posted a career-best 63 in the third round of the 50th Bob Hope Classic on his way to a career-best runner-up finish, three shots behind champion Pat Perez. Collected the biggest paycheck of his career ($550,800) for his efforts...Shot a 66, the best final-round score, to finish T6 at the Masters Tournament. Round included four consecutive birdies on the back nine...Finished T10 at the PGA Championship, his third career top-10 in a major....Partnered with Nick Watney at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China in November. 2008: Doubled his earnings in his second season on TOUR, making more than $1.3 million with four top-10 finishes...Finished T3 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, four strokes behind champion Brian Gay after rounds of 69-67 on the weekend...Finished his third round on Sunday morning and claimed the 54-hole lead at the Zurich Classic before a final-round 73 left him T7...Finished T6 at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines for his first top-10 in a major in just his second start. He missed the cut at the 2005 U.S. Open...Opened with consecutive 5-under 67s at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. Finished T8. 2007: Finished 135th on the money list, but improved his position on TOUR with his T23 finish at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament...First career top-10 was a T5 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. 2006: Finished 21st on the Nationwide Tour money list and improved his status for the following season's PGA TOUR with T4 finish at PGA TOUR Qualifying School, becoming first player from the Nationwide Tour to improve status through Q-School...First full season on the Nationwide Tour included four top-10s and his first career Nationwide Tour victory. Fired rounds of 71-69-69-68 to finish tied with Gavin Coles at 11-under 277 at the Peek'n Peak Classic. Parred third extra hole to win for the first time. 2005: In first PGA TOUR start, missed the cut at the 2005 U.S. Open...Made six cuts in a combined 10 starts during the 2004 and 2005 Nationwide Tour seasons. 2004: Only top-25 was a T12 at the Envirocare Utah Classic in his first career start on the Nationwide Tour...Also played on the Spanos Tour. Amateur: Earned All-Pac-10 honors after capturing medalist honors at the 2003 Pac-10 Championship. 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.

Personal

Lists his parents as his heroes. Got his start in golf from friends and his dad.

Nationwide Tour Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

Finished 137th on the 2007 money list, but improved his position on TOUR with his T23 finish at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. First career top-10 was a T5 at the 2007 Turning Stone Resort Championship. Rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2007 after finishing 21st on the 2006 Nationwide Tour money list. Improved Priority Ranking status for rookie campaign on TOUR with T4 finish at PGA TOUR Qualifying School, becoming first player from the Nationwide Tour to improve status through Q-School. One previous PGA TOUR start entering the 2007 season, a missed cut in the 2005 U.S. Open. First full season on Nationwide Tour in 2006 included four top-10s and his first career Nationwide Tour victory. Fired rounds of 71-69-69-68 to finish tied with Gavin Coles at 11-under 277 at the Peek'n Peak Classic. Parred third extra hole to win for the first time. 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. 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.

National Teams

World Cup (1), 2009