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Nick Taylor (born April 17, 1988) is a Canadian professional golfer. He graduated from the University of Washington, and he won the 2007 Canadian Amateur Championship.<br />
Taylor was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Abbotsford, British Columbia. His home golf course is Ledgeview Golf and Country Club.<br />
In 2008, Taylor qualified for the U.S. Open, in which he missed the cut by three strokes. He also finished T53 at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. He qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, where he did make the cut, carding a 65 in the second round, the record for lowest by an amateur in major's history. He finished tied for 36th, being the lowest amateur of the championship. He also became the number one world amateur golfer according to the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking. 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.<br />
Taylor turned professional in late 2010. He played on PGA Tour Canada from 2011 to 2013, compiling 10 top-10 finishes in 25 starts. In 2013, he finished 7th on the Order of Merit and earned an exemption into the final stage of the Tour qualifying school, where he finished 11th to earn status for the 2014 season. He finished 69th in the 2014 Tour regular season, then 37th in the Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season. On November 9, 2014, Taylor won his first PGA Tour event at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Taylor's win was the first for a Canadian-born player in seven years, when Mike Weir won the 2007 Open (Stephen Ames, winner of the 2009 Children's Miracle Network Classic, has Canadian citizenship, but was born in Trinidad and Tobago).