Nick Taylor (golfer)
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|Full name||Nick Taylor|
|Born||April 14, 1988|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|College||University of Washington|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Highest ranking||100 (July 12, 2020)|
(as of May 2, 2021)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T29: 2020|
|PGA Championship||T68: 2015|
|U.S. Open||T36: 2009|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
Early life and amateur career
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. 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. 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.
Taylor turned professional in late 2010. 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. 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.
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.
- 2006 BC Junior
- 2006 Canadian Junior
- 2007 Canadian Amateur Championship
- 2009 Sahalee Players Championship
Other amateur career accomplishments
- Recipient of the 2010 Ben Hogan Award
- Recipient of the 2009 Mark H. McCormack Medal
- Runner-up, 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links
- Number one, World Amateur Golf Ranking, June 14, 2009, for 20 weeks
- Low amateur, 2009 U.S. Open
- Placed 2nd in the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships
- Placed 10th at the 2008 U.S. Amateur
- 2008 National Men's Order of Merit
- Royal Canadian Golf Association National Amateur Team member
- Advanced to quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Amateur
- Advanced to quarterfinals of the 2006 Canadian Amateur
- Placed third at 2005 Canadian Junior Championship
Professional wins (2)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Nov 9, 2014||Sanderson Farms Championship||−16 (67-68-70-66=271)||2 strokes||Jason Bohn, Boo Weekley|
|2||Feb 9, 2020||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||−19 (63-66-68-70=267)||4 strokes||Kevin Streelman|
Results in major championships
Results not in chronological order in 2020.
|The Open Championship|
|The Open Championship||NT|
LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic
Results in The Players Championship
|The Players Championship||73||CUT||T79||T16||C||T48|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
C = Canceled after the first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Results in World Golf Championships
1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Canada): 2008
- Four Nations Cup (representing Canada): 2009 (winners)
- "Week 28 2020 Ending 12 Jul 2020" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
- "Nick Taylor wins Canadian Amateur title", The Canadian Press[permanent dead link]
- "Whirlwind two weeks for Canadian golfer Nick Taylor culminates with U.S. Open", The Canadian Press
- "Cdn Taylor's 65 ties amateur mark". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- Team Canada's Nick Taylor Turns Professional
- Hampton, Rusty (November 10, 2014). "'Surreal' win caps whirlwind period for Taylor". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 10, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Team Canada member Nick Taylor wins the Mark H McCormack Medal". PGA of Canada. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- Benjamin Wins 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
- RCGA:Team Canada Wins 2009 Four Nations Cup