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.
2019: Staten was back in action in 2019. Starting out the pairing with Santini, they were able to squeak out a win over Brad and Mel. Going in to the Saturday morning match with his long standing ham and eggs partner, Dano, the dynamic duo was clicking on all cylinders. They jumped out to an early lead against the Cobra Kai captain and ace, C-Lo. The ham and egg duo never looked back and took down the Cobra Kai pair 5&4. Going in to the 1v1 against Barkeley, Staten was riding a solid win streak. He started the match winning the first 2 holes. At the turn, the match was AS as Barkeley had battled back. The back nine was a back and forth affair, going in to 18 all-square. Staten bombed a drive down the middle and shanked his second shot, all but sealing Barkeley's victory and pushing the overall score between Cobra Kai and Lombardo.
2020: Staten was on the formidable Perkis Power team at the COVID Cup. The Ham and egg pairing between Dano and Staten didn't pan out as planned, however the unlikely due of the Cobra Kai captain and Staten dominated their match, and ruining their livers in the meantime.
2021: Troy was paired up on the Friday afternoon scramble with Jason. It was one hell of a match, where they found themselves down 2 at the turn. Battling back on the back nine back to even, led to the match all square going in to 17. Neither teams were able to win a hole on 17 or 18 ending the match in AS. Saturday morning, Troy was paired with Jeff against Mel and Matt. Mel's 300yd drives from the senior tees were too much for Troy and Jeff to overcome. They battled through the front nine but weren't able to make any ground and lost 4&2. The Saturday afternoon 1v1 match was against the Cobra Kai captain. The captain new the only chance he had to take Staten down was to get him way to wasted on the morning 18. While wasted he was, a 102 in the match was enough to take Sideburns down. He even had enough skill to take him down right-handed in the final 3 holes of the match. An easy $100 wager.
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.