The latest Canadian to win a PGA championship is the Lower Mainland’s very own Nick Taylor, a 26-year-old who resides in Abbotsford.
On Sunday, Taylor won the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi after shooting a final round 66 to finish at 16-under-par. He won the championship by being two strokes ahead of Americans Boo Weekley and Jason Bohn.
The prize he took home for finishing at top place is a US$720,000 cash reward, with a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.
Taylor was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Abbotsford, which is also the location of his home course: the Ledgeview Golf and Country Club. He won Golf Canada’s Canadian Amateur Championship in 2007 and graduated from the University of Washington in 2010.
He is the first Canadian-born to win a PGA championship since Mike Weir’s 2007 victory at the Fry’s Open in California. Stephen Ames also won the Walt Disney World Golf Classic in 2009 representing Canada, although he was born in Trinidad and Tobago.
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