John Merrick
38-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Merrick in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Expects to play in Puerto Rico
February 16, 2020
Merrick (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Puerto Rico Open.
Merrick withdrew prior to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but he now plans to make his first start since the RSM Classic this week in Puerto Rico. Merrick posted a top-10 at this event back in 2009, but he's fallen to No. 1,145 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring John Merrick
Yahoo DFS Golf: Genesis Invitational
231 days ago
Justin Thomas squandered a four-stroke lead in Round 4 at Riviera in 2019, but he lands among our Yahoo value picks for this year's Genesis Invitational as he seeks revenge.
FanDuel PGA: Genesis Invitational
231 days ago
Francesco Molinari has been pretty quiet lately, but conditions are favorable for him to make some noise in FanDuel contests this week.
DraftKings PGA: Genesis Invitational
232 days ago
It's an even-numbered year, which bodes well for Bubba Watson's chances of picking up a win at Riviera. Find out more about Bubba and the rest of the field before entering this week's contests on DraftKings.
FanDuel PGA: Genesis Open
FanDuel PGA: Genesis Open
February 13, 2019
February 13, 2019
Patrick Cantlay's ball-striking prowess and home-field advantage in the Los Angeles area land him among our targets in FanDuel contests this week.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Genesis Open
Yahoo DFS Golf: Genesis Open
February 12, 2019
February 12, 2019
Dustin Johnson's track record in this event is as good -- or better -- than anyone's, making him a natural pick to click in this week's contests on Yahoo.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Merrick is fully exempt for the upcoming season thanks to his victory at the Northern Trust Open. It's conceivable that Merrick's poor play last season could be blamed on complacency, knowing that his card was secure no matter how he played last year, but even if that's not the case, he should have no problem getting above the number he posted last season. He hasn't been the most consistent player over the years, so he's not a "must-have", but he should get major consideration in salary cap leagues this season.
Merrick picked up a win early in the 2013 season, but failed to capitalize on the momentum after that. Merrick's been at this for a while now and it's good to see a him get a win, but in order to take the next step he'll need to show more consistency. I'm not sure we'll get that this year and if he can't find another win in 2014, it'll be tough to match his 2013 number. Merrick is a no go in salary leagues and should go in the 50-60 range in draft leagues.
Merrick had a thoroughly unspectacular 2012 season, but it was enough to secure his card for the this year. His best finish came at the FedEx St. Jude Classic where he finished alone in second place. His only other top-10 came at the Wyndham Championship a week prior to the FedEx playoffs. Last season wasn't the first time Merrick topped $1 million. He's accomplished the feat a couple times, peaking at about $1.4 million both times. Merrick's upside is not high enough to justify a selection in salary cap leagues this year. In draft leagues, Merrick should go in the ninth round.
After a slow rookie season in 2007, Merrick turned his game around and spent the following two years in the $1-million club. The two years that followed, however, were not as strong. He has managed to keep his card the last four years, but he's not getting much done with that card. Merrick does appear to have some talent and might be worth a look if his price is low.
Merrick's game has improved gradually over his three years on the PGA TOUR, but he's lacking the spark that will send him to the next level. His game should continue to improve in 2010, but don't expect to get a lot of bang for your buck here.
Merrick started his Sophomore season well, but he faded after the US Open in June. The only good showing post June was a top-10 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Merrick has actually played well at that event twice, unfortunately that event does not boast the strongest field of the year. Merrick is still a year or two off. He should continue to improve.
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Pulls out of Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 6, 2020
Merrick withdrew Thursday in advance of the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
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Added to field for RSM Classic
November 18, 2019
Merrick will play in the RSM Classic scheduled to begin Thursday, Rob Bolton of reports.
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June 13, 2016
Merrick struggled to a two-over 72 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to finish in a season-best tie for 18th.
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April 18, 2016
Merrick (hand) is in the field for this week's Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.
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March 28, 2016
Merrick was forced to withdraw after 27 holes of the Puerto Rico Open due to a hand injury.
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