Merritt: I watch it on TV

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Troy Merritt revealed that he enjoys watching players battle it out at the Firestone Country Club at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

However, this time the American will be in front of the camera, as his maiden PGA Tour win at the Quicken Loans National last Sunday granted him entry into the World Golf Championship event this weekend.

“I always loved watching this on TV,” quipped the 29-year-old on pgatour.com.

“When I got the chance to play it today, the greens on TV look so much bigger than they do out here.

“Some of the undulations from fairway to green, like 17, are a lot more drastic in real life than what you see on TV. It’s definitely a lot different in person than watching it on TV.”

The win has seen a number of big events added to Merritt’s schedule. For one, the man from Iowa will be part of the field at Whistling Straits for the PGA Championship later this month, which will be his first ever major.

Merritt can also book plane tickets for Augusta next year, which hosts the Masters.

“It’s part of a schedule that I’d like to have in the future, where you can play 22, 23 times and spend some more time at home versus always trying to chase cuts and trying to chase points just to keep a job,” he added.

“So it’s definitely a spot I want to be in more often.”

Merrit joins WGC-Bridgestone first-timers Byeon Hun An, Kevin Kisner, David Lingmerth, Fabian Gomez and James Hahn this weekend.

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