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The Maturation Of Nick Taylor Into A PGA TOUR Winner

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 18:00 Monday, 10 November 2014 17:00

by Alfie Lau


Five years after he burst onto the national golf scene, Nick Taylor was still worrying about one thing: laundry.
Taylor won the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi on Sunday.
His first PGA TOUR victory comes with a $720,000 first-place cheque, a two-year exemption on the PGA TOUR and exemptions into the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits next August and the Players Championship at Sawgrass next May.
(But not The Masters in April, because there was a competing WGC event in China last week).



VGT Alumni Nick Taylor Talks About His First PGA TOUR Win

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 16:41 Monday, 10 November 2014 11:11

Courtesy Fraser Mulholland, VGT Commissioner
Taylor Ends 5-Year Drought For Canadians Winning On PGA TOUR


The enormity of today’s win on the PGA TOUR may not have sunk in yet for 26-year old Abbotsford Pro Nick Taylor, but it won’t take long, believe me.  
With his win, the 10-time winner on the Vancouver Golf Tour was the first Canadian-born winner on the PGA TOUR since 2007 when Mike Weir won at the Open.  
Yes, Canada has had quite a drought.



Application Process Begins for 2015 Northern Trust Open Exemption

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:41 Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:33

The Northern Trust OpenLOS ANGELES, California (PGA Tour) — As part of an effort to promote and increase diversity in professional golf, the application process for the Northern Trust Open Exemption is now underway. The annual exemption, created and sponsored by Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS), provides an opportunity for a top golfer who represents the advancement of diversity in golf and wouldn't otherwise be eligible to compete in the 2015 Northern Trust Open, to be held February 18-22 at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.



Canada’s Taylor Shoots 66 to Win Sanderson Farms

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 18:41 Sunday, 09 November 2014 18:33

Nick Taylor

Canadian Press

JACKSON, Mississippi (David Brandt/AP) — Nick Taylor was down on his game over the summer, struggling with his putter as he fought to earn a PGA Tour card.

So even he was a little stunned when he was holding a big bronze rooster and celebrating a comeback victory in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 26-year-old Taylor overcame a four-shot deficit at the Country Club of Jackson, shooting a 6-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Boo Weekley and Jason Bohn. Taylor is the first Canadian-born winner on the PGA Tour since Mike Weir in 2007.

“It’s kind of hard to believe that I’m in that category now,” Taylor said.



Watson Wins His 1st World Golf Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 18:23 Sunday, 09 November 2014 16:38

Bubba Watson

Canadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Even in the midst of a meltdown, Bubba Watson never lost hope in the HSBC Champions.

He stood on the 16th tee with a two-shot lead. He trudged off the 17th green facing a one-shot deficit behind five players suddenly tied for the lead. And right when it looked as though Watson had blown it, he delivered a finish that not even the creator of "Bubba golf" could have imagined.

From some 60 yards away in a bunker left of the green on the par-5 18th hole, Watson blasted out of the sand and watched his ball roll 25 feet before it dropped for eagle. Watson was so stunned that his eyes widened and he screamed. He didn’t know what else to do.

Moments later, he rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th in a playoff to beat Tim Clark and capture his first World Golf Championship.



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