Merrick Wins At Riviera

February 19, 2013

John Merrick sank an 18-foot par putt on the second half of a playoff on Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club outside Los Angeles.

Charlie Beljan missed a five-foot putt for par to finish second.

Merrick and Beljan had finished 72 holes knotted at 11-under-par 273.  Bill Haas, Frederik Jacobson and Charl Schwartzel all tied at -10.

It was Merrick’s first PGA Tour victory.  He won $1.188 million.

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