from Nick Turner | Mon, Jul 5, 7:20 am EDT
Troy Merritt got scared of the fifth hole in the playoffs at the Rocket Mortgage Classic to miss his chances for the championship. Merritt, Joaquin Niemann and Cameron Davis drew 18 below par after 72 holes. Merritt ran 67-68-67-68 rounds in the week.
It was a devastating loss for Merritt, who still plays very well at the Detroit golf club and is in the top 10 in a row. He was the leader in driving accuracy (85 percent) and earned 24 birds in a week. The 35-year-old is currently in the top ten of the season four times in a row.