|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Vaughn Joseph Taylor|
March 9, 1976 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|College||Augusta State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|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.
Taylor was born in Roanoke, Virginia, but was raised in Augusta, Georgia, from infancy. After attending Hephzibah High School, 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 fiancee.
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. He has won twice on the PGA Tour with his first victory coming in 2004 at the Reno-Tahoe Open; he would successfully defend his Reno-Tahoe Open crown for his second career win in 2005. He played on the 2006 Ryder Cup team. He has been featured in the top 40 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
Vaughn's career high in the FedEx Cup was 35th in 2010, but has not been fully exempt on the PGA Tour since 2012.
Professional wins (7)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|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|| Stephen Allan, Hunter Mahan,
|2||Aug 21, 2005||Reno-Tahoe Open||−21 (64-67-64-72=267)||3 strokes||Jonathan Kaye|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||2004||Reno-Tahoe Open||Stephen Allan, Hunter Mahan, Scott McCarron||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2009||Turning Stone Resort Championship||Matt Kuchar||Lost to par on sixth extra hole|
|3||2010||Shell Houston Open||Anthony Kim||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
Other wins (4)
- 4 wins on the NGA Hooters Tour
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T66||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Yellow background for top-10.
U.S. national team appearances
- "Vaughn Taylor proflie". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- Vaughn Taylor at the PGA Tour official site
- Vaughn Taylor at the Official World Golf Ranking official site