Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/12/12
Golf Pro: Nick Taylor

Born: April 17, 1988, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality: Canada
College: University of Washington
Turned professional: 2010

Nick Taylor is one of the new breed of Canadian golfers that have followed in the footsteps of Dave Barr, Jim Rutledge and Jim Nelford just to name a few. He was born on April 17, 1988 win Winnipeg Manitoba but he grew up in Abbotsford, British Columbia and honed his craft at the Ledgeview Golf and Country Club.

Taylor was able to make a huge splash early in his golf life – he placed 16th at the 2005 Callaway Junior World Championship and also finished third at 2005 Canadian Junior Championship. In 2007 he won the Canadian Amateur Championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship while attending the University of Washington in Seattle.

In 2008 Taylor placed 2nd in the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships and finished 10th at the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Taylor’s first exposure to the PGA TOUR happened during his amazing 2008 season when he qualified for the U.S. Open but missed the cut in that tournament.

That year, as an amateur he played in the RBC Canadian Open and finished tied for 53rd.

In 2009, Taylor qualified for the U.S. Open again but this time he made the most of his opportunity finishing tied for 36th and setting the record for lowest score by an amateur in major’s history when he shot a 65 in the second round.

Nick Taylor - Northwest Athlete Profile

On June 14, 2009, Taylor would reach Number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and he would remain there for 20 weeks. 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 Pro in 2010.

In 2011 Nick received a sponsor’s exemption into six Canadian Tour events.  He played in seven events when it was all said and done and won over $15,000. With two top 10 finishes.

Amateur wins (3):

2006 Canadian Junior Champion
2007 Canadian Amateur Championship
2009 Sahalee Players Championship

Other accomplishments:

Recipient of the 2010 Ben Hogan Award
Runner-up, 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links[5]
Number one, World Amateur Golf Ranking, June 14, 2009, for 20 weeks
Lowest Amateur, 2009 U.S. Open Golf Championship
Placed 2nd in the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships
Placed 10th a the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship
2008 National Men’s Order of Merit
Royal Canadian Golf Association National Amateur Team member
Advanced to quarterfinals of 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship
Advanced to match-play quarterfinal of the 2006 Canadian Men’s Amateur
Placed 20th at Toyota Junior World Golf Championship
Placed 16th at the 2005 Callaway Junior World Championship
Placed third at 2005 Canadian Junior Championship

Follow Nick via Twitter 

© Dave B for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink | No comment |

Follow NWSB on Twitter or join US on Facebook for real-time updates OR... | Share This on Twitter | Share NWSportsBeat.com on Facebook

Post tags: Abbotsford, Athlete Profile, Canadian Golf, Canadian Golf Tour, Canadian Open, Canadians in PGA, CPGA, EPGA, European Tour, Nick Taylor, Northwest Athlete Profile, Northwest athlete profiles, PGA Tour, PGA tour pro, Team Canada, UW Golf, Washington Huskies Golf

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Miguel Cabrera headed to disabled list for 1st time in career

Report: San Antonio Spurs to sign LaMarcus Aldridge

WATCH: Serena Williams wags finger at Wimbledon crowd, says, 'Don’t try me'

Report: Rajon Rondo headed to Sacramento Kings

Dez Bryant deal with Cowboys could be announced Monday

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

Mavs solidify future, sign Wesley Matthews, DeAndre Jordan

A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

Report: Robin Lopez, Knicks finalizing four-year deal

Becky Hammon will coach Spurs' Summer League team

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: ‘I don’t think we have any issues’

Tennis: How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

NBA Rumors: Cavs and Spurs vying for David West

Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

Bryce Harper flaunts patriotic bat, hits home run

Report: Magic will sign Tobias Harris to 4-year deal

The top American sports moments since the last Fourth of July

Nine former college football rivalries that need to come back

The most patriotic uniforms in American sports

Jeanie Buss: Brother Jim will step down if Lakers don't make deep run within two seasons

DeAndre Jordan to Dallas: The Los Angeles Clippers are literally mad men

Remember when the Cincinnati Bearcats were the scariest team in America?

Are the Angels now the worst organization in baseball?

Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.