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Iowa native Merritt earns first PGA win

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GAINESVILLE, Va. (KWWL) -

Troy Merritt needed a 3-putt or better on the 18th hole to win his first career PGA title, he only used one. Merritt, who was born in Osage, Iowa, rolled in a 34 foot bird for a 3-shot win over Ricky Fowler at the Quicken Loans National.

Merritt finished 18 under par for the tournament. The win by the 29-year-old came on the heels of 5 straight tournaments where he failed to make the cut.

Merritt's win made him the 10th first-time winner on the PGA tour this season.

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