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Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/9/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 150

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For the second consecutive year, Vaughn Taylor begins his season at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.
Taylor withdrew prior to the SFC Open Qualifier and instead plays this week on Past Champion status. In his first five visits to the event (spanning 2004-12), all at Annandale GC, he didn't post anything better than T45/2008. Taylor has improved of late, finishing T17/2013 and T20 at last year's CC of Jackson inaugural on rounds of 72-66-71-71. With limited starts available on the big stage, he's split time the last three seasons between the PGA and Tours. The 39-year-old made 11 cuts on 12 starts last season on the PGA TOUR with two top 10s, finishing 151st in the FedExCup standings. He played in three of the four events in the Tour Finals but finished 64th on the Finals' money list after posting T25-CUT-T24. Wed, Nov 4, 2015 09:08:00 AM

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Vaughn Taylor crafted a 7-under-par 30-34=64 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to post 9-under 204, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Taylor was one of 13 players that made the cut on the number (2-under) and began the day at T63, nine shots off the pace of 36-hole leader Ryo Ishikawa. The 39-year-old rode six birdies to a first-nine, 6-under 30, including three straight at Nos 7-9. After the break he bobbled slightly, but outpaced three bogeys with four birdies. Taylor split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation, converting on 10 for a sparkling 1.385 putts per GIR. His split included two birdie drops from outside nine feet, with a long of 16'6" at the par-3 fourth. With scores predicted to go low, Taylor's lead will not hold, but he's up 57 spots on the live leaderboard to T6.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor has eked into this week's Quicken Loans National.

He was fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday, and then gained entry following six withdrawals. Taylor is 8-for-9 this season and coming off a T41 in Canada. Given how well he's performed on Past Champion status, he's a dynamite option to round off any lineup. The 39-year-old is 156th in the FedExCup standings.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor backed up his opening 65 at the RBC Canadian Open with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 to post 8-under 136 at the halfway point, six shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Taylor should be pleased that he didn't play his way out of the tournament, but this wasn't his best effort. He went just 3-for-6 in scrambling for two bogeys and a double, but both bogeys came on his last three holes, so he signed his card essentially devoid of momentum. Elsewhere he picked off five birdies, including a round-opening conversion from 10'11" at the par-4 10th.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 06:27:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor hung up a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in today's opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, good for outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

He's picked up where he left off in Alabama where he tied for 10th on Sunday. Taylor piped eight (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation at Glen Abbey today, covering a lone bogey at the par-3 12th, where his tee ball sprayed pin-high but right of the putting surface, with eight birdies. The set included respective rolls from 20'6" and 12'5" at Nos. 11 and 14. The 39-year-old has made hay in limited action due to Past Champion status this season. He's 7-for-9 with two top 10s and another three top 25s. At 162nd in the FedExCup standings, he's poised to crash the Playoffs.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor is slated to tee it up in this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Taylor bogeyed the last at Grand National on Sunday, but he still settled into the six-way share of 10th place, good for an exemption into the field at Glen Abbey. The T10 lifted him to 161st in the FedExCup standings, an impressive position given he's made only eight starts and on Past Champion status to boot.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Vaughn Taylor finished off the inaugural Barbasol Championship with a 2-under-par 34-35=69 for a 72-hole aggregate of 12-under 272, good for a six-way tie for 10th place.

Taylor began Sunday at 10-under (T8) and three shots adrift. On his round, he circled four birdies at Nos. 4, 5, 13 and 16 while ending each of his nines with bogey-5s. Both were three-putts and would prove costly, but the one at the last bounced him from a share of sixth place. While it was from length (61 feet), he missed the come-backer from 3'11" for par. Taylor's four-birdie set included all three par 5s and from 13'6" at the par-4 fourth. He landed 15 greens in regulation, but only had one other scoring chance from inside 14 feet and that was from 8'1" at the par-4 seventh, which he missed. The 39-year-old striped 12 (of 14) fairways to complete the week at 80.36 percent (45/56), T2 in the field. Taylor's T10-finish was his second on the season in just eight starts, matching the same result at the AT&T Pebble Beach back in February. It also garners him an exemption into next week's RBC Canadian Open.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 11:54:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor painted an 8-under-par 32-31=63 in the third round of the Barbasol Championship to put 10-under 203 on the board, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Taylor began Saturday's play at 2-under (T47) and seven shots off the pace of 36-hole co-leaders Whee Kim and Mark Hensby. He hid one bogey at the par-5 fifth with seven birdies and an eagle to move up 44 spots on the live leaderboard. Taylor's seven-birdie set included five from outside nine feet with a long of 36'2" at the par-4 ninth. His bogey at the fifth --the only par 5 on the front-- came the result of a three-putt from 46 feet, but he made up for it with birdies on the par-5 13th and eagle on the par-5 16th. At the 16th, Taylor hit his approach from 281 yards to 15 inches for the gimme and his shot of the day. The 39-year-old, making just his eighth PGA TOUR start of the season, piped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 17 greens in regulation en route to equaling his career-low round on TOUR and low 18 of the day thus far. He's shot 63 four times previous, the last occurrence coming in the first round of the 50th Bob Hope Classic in 2009.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor remains in great form ahead of this week's Barbasol Championship.

Taylor has made just seven starts on the season, but he's played the weekend in six of those. He arrives in Opelika, Alabama, ranked 162nd in the FedExCup standings. With much of the top-tier talent playing overseas this week, it's the perfect opportunity to make a FEC point grab. Taylor needs one or two more top finishes to climb into the top 125 before the Playoffs begin.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Vaughn Taylor opened the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 3-under-par 32-35=67 to establish an early target.

This is just his sixth start on the PGA TOUR this season, but Taylor is 169th in the FedExCup standings, so it's not a stretch to expect him to challenge the top 125 and get into the Playoffs. He went 5-for-13 in scoring opportunities today with five birdies. Three of them ranged 11-14 feet. He also squared two bogeys, including a three-putt from 22-and-a-half feet at the par-4 13th.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 01:18:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor has gained entry into this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

He started the week as the 10th alternate. He was given a tee time at TPC Four Seasons following two withdrawals today and the withdrawal of alternate Tag Ridings early in the week. Since TPC Four Seasons first started hosting all four rounds in 2008, Taylor is just 1-for-4 with a T40 in 2011. He's perfect in four starts this season and sits 166th in the FedExCup standings, pretty solid for a guy on Past Champion status. He's also 4-for-5 on the Tour where he ranks 64th in earnings. Worst case, the 39-year-old is headed for the Tour Finals in a few months.
Wed, May 27, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Vaughn Taylor has crashed the field at the Northern Trust Open.

Taylor gained entry by virtue of his top 10 at Pebble Beach on Sunday. He's now 2-for-2 this season with a T20 at the Sanderson Farms Championship as well. It's been three years since the former Ryder Cupper connected top 20s. Even though his current "streak" consists of starts three months apart, it proves that he's been able to sustain improvements he's made in his game. Taylor will be making his ninth start at the NTO but first since 2012. He's cashed in his last three trips.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 11:15:00 AM

With a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in his final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Vaughn Taylor posted 15-under 272 to secure a top 10.

At last check, Taylor sat T7 on the leaderboard. He hit 14 greens in regulation and buried seven birdies today. Three of his conventional conversions ran 11-15 feet, but he also holed out for birdie from the rough six yards away at the difficult par-5 14th. If there was anything about which to be disappointed, it's that he whiffed on a par saves inside six feet at the par-4 15th and 16th holes where he squared bogeys, but he'll leave town with the consolation that it's his first top 10 since the Wells Fargo Championship in May of 2013. The top 10 will also grant Taylor entry into this week's Northern Trust Open if he accept the exemption.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Vaughn Taylor fashioned a top 25 in his only start of the 2014-15 campaign and now turns his attention to this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Taylor posted a T20 at the Sanderson Farms Championship and continue his attempt to regain PGA TOUR status. Using the Past Champions status this week, he would love to make the most of it and earn more starts down the road. With a 4-for-7 record at this event, there is hope, but gamers should look elsewhere while filling out their rosters.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 07:58:00 PM

In his only start of the fall, Vaughn Taylor picked off a T20 at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

It was his first top-60 payday on the PGA TOUR since the same tournament was contested in July of 2013. He made only three starts on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14, electing to ply his trade on the Tour this year. Alas, he came up short at the Finals this past September, so he's in the same position in which he entered last season. However, with the success in Mississippi contributing early, it could prove to sway Taylor to commit more to PGA TOUR events than concurrent stops on the secondary circuit when it rolls around in a couple of months. He'll turn 39 years of age in March.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 01:08:00 AM