2015: Troy had an impressive debut in the Ryder Cup. After a remarkable draw with Dan-o against Mel and Barkeley he teamed up with another rookie Dan to destroy Cobra Kai captain Brandon and his twirp of a partner, the Bandit. However the Bandit got his revenge as he scratched around 18 holes to a victory over Troy.
2016: Troy spent most of Friday completely mentally dismantling Barkeley and Mel. Troy has the uncanny ability to actually feed off of Dan-o’s clueless banter. Together they won their rematch. In celebration on Friday night there may have been too many bubblers involved. Troy was a little rusty and sleep deprived on Saturday morning which caused him to lose to the fairer Loding and Barkeley who got his revenge. However he was able to rebound and defeat what was left of the Bandit on Saturday afternoon by holding him off on the 18th green.
2017: Staten’s only win of the year was with Dano. Staten has an uncanny ability to actually play productive golf with Dano. He’s perhaps the only person in 24 people that is able to do this. As a scramble team, they are 2-0-1 in three years. Saturday was a tough day, with C-Lo hitting daggers in to the pins and the Bandit sneaking his way back to win in the last two holes in the afternoon.
2018: Staten was unable to play in 2018, but he’ll be back and ready to go at it again in 2019.
Troy is a solid player all around on the golf course. If he has one weakness, it comes in the form of a bubbler shot glass. Troy will add big drives, steady play, another left handed stick, and a calmness to Team Lombardo but once the sun sets, that will all change. Let him loose with the Lodings for a night and it could ruin Troy's game for the rest of the weekend.
Ryder Cup Highlight
Troy's Ryder Cup highlight comes in 2014 when he was able to tame the Cobra Kai's top scramble team of Mel and Barkeley. Even more impressive than that, was that he did it with Dan-o as a partner. Troy was very careful after the match because after Barkeley had about 85-90 beers in him, he was looking to take Troy out.
Troy has gone backpacking through several trails throughout the world. These backwoods survival skills might come in handy when he has to go and find his ball in the woods. His experience watching out for grizzly bears on the trail will help him when he is golfing near Barkeley.