Height: 6 ft. 0 in
Weight: 170 lbs
College: University of Washington
Turned Pro: 2010
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Sponsor: Taylor Made
Taylor played golf at the University of Washington for a number of years before turning pro after graduation in 2010. He had a decent amateur career as he qualified for three Major Championships. He managed to set the record for the lowest score shot by an amateur in the history of the US Open when he shot 65 in the 2009 rendition at Bethpage Black. He ended the week in a tie for 36th and as low amateur. He was number one in the amateur world rankings for a period of time before he turned pro.
For the first few years of his pro career, Taylor plied his trade on his native Canadian Tour. After playing well in Canada, Taylor earned an exemption to play on the Web.com Tour in 2014. He made the most of the opportunity. He played 24 events, making the cut on 13 occasions. He had a total of three top 10s which left him 69th in the season ending rankings. However, he put in a good performance at the Web.com Tour Finals event where he ended the week 23rd, thereby securing his first ever PGA Tour card.
So far in 2015, Taylor has played 23 times and has made the cut in 13 of those events. He emphatically captured his first win on the PGA Tour at the Sanderson Farms Championship by two strokes after shooting a 66 in the final round. This win came in what was only his 4th event of the season and handed him a two year exemption on Tour. This remains his only top 10 of the year with his next best finish being a tie for 24th place at the Valspar Championship.