Nick Taylor (golfer)

Nick Taylor (born April 14, 1988) is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour where he has won twice.

Nick Taylor
Personal information
Full nameNick Taylor
Born (1988-04-14) April 14, 1988 (age 32)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality Canada
SpouseAndie
Career
CollegeUniversity of Washington
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT68: 2015
U.S. OpenT36: 2009
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Mark H. McCormack Medal2009
Ben Hogan Award2010

Early life and amateur careerEdit

Taylor was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Abbotsford, British Columbia. His home golf course is Ledgeview Golf and Country Club. He graduated from the University of Washington and won the 2007 Canadian Amateur Championship.

In 2008, Taylor qualified for the U.S. Open, in which he missed the cut by three strokes.[1][2] He also finished T53 at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. He qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, where he did make the cut, carding a 65 in the second round, the record for lowest by an amateur in major's history.[3] He finished tied for 36th, being the lowest amateur of the championship. He also became the number one world amateur golfer according to the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking. In September 2009, he won the Mark H. McCormack Medal for being on top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking after the U.S. Amateur.

Professional careerEdit

Taylor turned professional in late 2010.[4] He played on PGA Tour Canada from 2011 to 2013, compiling 10 top-10 finishes in 25 starts. In 2013, he finished 7th on the Order of Merit and earned an exemption into the final stage of the Web.com Tour qualifying school, where he finished 11th to earn status for the 2014 season. He finished 69th in the 2014 Web.com Tour regular season, then 23rd in the Web.com Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.

In November 2014, Taylor won his first PGA Tour event at the Sanderson Farms Championship.[5] Taylor's win was the first on the PGA Tour for a Canadian-born player in seven years, when Mike Weir won the 2007 Frys.com Open.[5]

In February 2020, Taylor entered the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a one shot lead over Phil Mickelson. Taylor shot a final round 70 in windy conditions and won the tournament by four strokes over Kevin Streelman. The win was his first full-strength tournament victory on the PGA Tour, and his second overall. The win qualified him for his first Masters Tournament.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (2)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Nov 9, 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship −16 (67-69-70-66=272) 2 strokes   Jason Bohn,   Boo Weekley
2 Feb 9, 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am −19 (63-66-69-70=268) 4 strokes   Kevin Streelman

Other amateur career accomplishmentsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T36LA
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T68
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open T43
The Open Championship
  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship 73 CUT T79 T16
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nick Taylor wins Canadian Amateur title", The Canadian Press[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Whirlwind two weeks for Canadian golfer Nick Taylor culminates with U.S. Open", The Canadian Press
  3. ^ Taylor-made record
  4. ^ Team Canada's Nick Taylor Turns Professional
  5. ^ a b Hampton, Rusty (November 10, 2014). "'Surreal' win caps whirlwind period for Taylor". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Benjamin Wins 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ RCGA:Team Canada Wins 2009 Four Nations Cup

External linksEdit