Troy Merritt stays positive after missing cuts

Griffin Adams, USA TODAY Sports
12:15 a.m. EDT June 22, 2016

BETHESDA, Md. — The winner’s circle isn’t necessarily commonplace for Troy Merritt, who has one PGA Tour win to his name, last year’s Quicken Loans National. But after missing three cuts in his last six events, he says his best play is yet to come.

Before his performance at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in last year’s Quicken Loans in which he set two tournament records — for 18 holes with a 61 in the third round and for 54 holes with his 199 — Merritt had missed the cut in his previous five tournaments.

During his rookie season in 2010, he missed seven cuts in a row before finishing third in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

He’s not oblivious to the fact that he hasn’t been playing well of late, but if past years have taught him anything, it’s to not give up.

“I’ve never been a negative person. Even when I don’t perform well, I try to find something positive and take it with me to the next event,”…

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