Wilson Staff signs PGA Tour star Troy Merritt
Story published at 11:28, Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Wilson Staff, the brand with more Major wins with its irons (61) than any other, has signed talented PGA Tour player Troy Merritt on a deal that will see the 29-year-old play the latest FG Tour V4 irons and FG Tour TC wedges.
Merritt first put the Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons into play at the recent Sony Open in Hawaii, where three rounds in the 60s put him in contention on the final day’s play. Wearing the brand’s famous logo on the front of his cap, the former Mexico Open champion will now put his new clubs into the distinctive Wilson Staff Tour bag for the rest of the PGA Tour season.
“Tour players talk on the range, and I heard from other Wilson Advisory Staff members that the Wilson innovation team delivers outstanding product and service,” said Merritt, who once beat the likes of Rickie Fowler to claim the $1m Kodak Challenge – a contest played over 30 designated holes at different PGA Tour events throughout the year. “I wanted to select a company that I will grow with, and that will grow with my game,” he added.
Having been designed as a precision line for Tour players, Merritt’s Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 forged irons are now seen as a reliable option for all elite golfers looking for exceptional feel and greater ball flight control. They incorporate an 18-gram tungsten sole weight from the low irons through to 7-iron, which lowers the centre of gravity and increases the launch angle without added spin. This results in greater height on long and mid-iron shots, making it easier to attack the most difficult of pins.
Merritt joins an impressive team of Wilson Staff Tour players and Advisory Members, which includes three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington, two-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Streelman, 2014 BMW Masters champion Marcel Siem and PGA Tour player Ricky Barnes. Merritt follows PGA Tour winner Brendan Steele and European Tour player Paul Waring in recently signing for the record Major-winning brand.
For more information on Troy Merritt’s Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons, go to www.wilson.com. The clubs are available at a RRP of £549, while there are also FG Tour V4 utility irons (2, 3 & 4-irons with an adjustable weight in the sole) on offer too, with a RRP of £119 each.