Vaughn Taylor

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Vaughn Taylor
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Vaughn Joseph Taylor
Born (1976-03-09) March 9, 1976 (age 40)
Roanoke, Virginia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Augusta, Georgia
Spouse Leot Taylor
Children Locklyn Vaughn Taylor
Career
College Augusta State University
Turned professional 1999
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Web.com Tour 1
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T10: 2007
U.S. Open CUT: 1998, 2007
The Open Championship T66: 2006
PGA Championship T28: 2005

Vaughn Joseph Taylor (born March 9, 1976) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Taylor was raised in Augusta, Georgia, from infancy. After attending Hephzibah High School,[1] he played golf for Augusta State University where he was an honorable mention All-American his senior season. He continues to reside in the Augusta area with his wife, Leot.

Taylor turned professional in 1999. He played his early years on the Hooters and Nationwide Tours, getting valuable experience before playing his first full year with a PGA Tour card in 2004. He won four times on the NGA Hooters Tour, and once on the Nationwide Tour at the Knoxville Open. Taylor has three victories to his name on the PGA Tour; his first two victories coming in consecutive years at the Reno-Tahoe Open, an alternate event, in 2004 and 2005. His victory in 2004 was one of five wins by rookies that year and came after holing an 11-foot birdie on the first extra hole during a four-man sudden-death playoff. He had also previously had to sink a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation play to make the cut. In 2005, he led the event wire-to-wire and held a six-stroke advantage entering the final round, to claim a comfortable victory by three strokes from Jonathan Kaye.

After a year that included a career high six top-10's, Taylor qualified to play on the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the first time in 2006. He earned a half point for his team with a record of 0–1–1.

Taylor's highest world ranking was 37th in 2007 and career high in the FedEx Cup placing was 35th in 2010.

Taylor started the 2015-16 season playing on both the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour, having only past champion status on the PGA Tour after finishing 151st in the FedEx Cup, just a fraction of a point from conditional status. He made two starts on the PGA Tour before making two starts on the Web.com Tour, where he missed the cut in Panama and withdrew due to illness in Colombia. In February 2016, Taylor won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, his first PGA Tour win since August 2005.[2] He started the week as first alternate and had not been fully exempt since 2012. The win was also Taylor's first at a non-alternate event and moved him from 447th in the world to 100th.[3]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 22, 2004 Reno-Tahoe Open −10 (67-67-69-75=278) Playoff Australia Stephen Allan, United States Hunter Mahan,
United States Scott McCarron
2 Aug 21, 2005 Reno-Tahoe Open (2) −21 (64-67-64-72=267) 3 strokes United States Jonathan Kaye
3 Feb 14, 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am −17 (70-68-67-65=270) 1 stroke United States Phil Mickelson

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2004 Reno-Tahoe Open Australia Stephen Allan, United States Hunter Mahan,
United States Scott McCarron
Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship United States Matt Kuchar Lost to par on sixth extra hole
3 2010 Shell Houston Open United States Anthony Kim Lost to par on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 29, 2003 Knoxville Open −20 (68-69-67-64=268) Playoff United States Joe Ogilvie

Other wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T10 CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T66 CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T28 CUT CUT CUT DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T33

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1 14 4
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (four times, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vaughn Taylor profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Vaughn Taylor wins Pebble Beach as Phil Mickelson lips out putt on 18". ESPN. Associated Press. February 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Schwartzel Strolls To Tshwane Victory". OWGR. February 15, 2016. 

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