Taylor Smith

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Not to be confused with Taylor Smith (basketball).
Taylor Smith
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Richard Taylor Smith
Born (1967-06-28)June 28, 1967
Pensacola, Florida
Died July 21, 2007(2007-07-21) (aged 40)
Houston, Texas
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
College Augusta College
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T53: 1997

Richard Taylor Smith (June 28, 1967 – July 21, 2007)[1][2] was an American professional golfer.

Smith was born in Pensacola, Florida but spent most of his life in Waycross, Georgia.[1] He played college golf at Augusta College (now Augusta State University).[3]

Smith played on the Ben Hogan Tour/Nike Tour (now Nationwide Tour) and the PGA Tour from 1992 to 1998. His best finish on the Nationwide Tour (1992–95, 1998) was a win at the 1992 Ben Hogan Permian Basin Open. His best finish on the PGA Tour (1996–97) was T-2 at the 1996 Greater Vancouver Open.

At the 1996 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic on the PGA Tour, Smith had tied Tiger Woods at the end of regulation play and appeared to be heading for a playoff. It was then revealed that Smith's putter had an illegal grip and he was disqualified, giving Woods his second career win. Smith had been informed about his putter on the 9th hole but was allowed to continue playing while he appealed the ruling. The appeal was denied.[4]

Professional wins[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins[edit]


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