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Vaughn Taylor

Player Data

  • Birthdate: March 8, 1976
  • Birthplace: Roanoke, Va.
  • Residence: Augusta, Ga.
  • Age: 30 Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 150
  • Turned Pro: 1999
  • College: Augusta State

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Player Notes

Qualified for the 1998 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco as an amateur. Posted rounds of 76-76 and missed the cut. Four-time winner on the Hooters Tour. Honorable Mention All-American during his senior season at Augusta State University.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 2003 Knoxville Open

PGA Tour
2 - 2004 Reno-Tahoe Open, 2005 Reno-Tahoe Open

Career Summary

2000 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; Rounds Played - 38; in money - 7; top -10 Finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 70.92 (Rank 28th); money $50,986 Rank (85th); best finish, 5th, Upstate Classic.

2001 Notes
Played once on the Nationwide Tour in 2001, missed cut in Hershey Open.

2002 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; Rounds Played - 30; in money - 5; top -10 Finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 70.97 (Rank N/A); money $24,798 Rank (127th); best finish, T9th, Virginia Beach Open.

2003 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; Rounds Played - 50; in money - 10; top -10 Finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 70.12 (Rank 15th); money $223,988 Rank (11th); Winner Knoxville Open.

2004 Notes
one of five rookies to win on the PGA Tour in 2004. Jump from No. 418 in January to No. 133 in the Official World Golf Ranking after The Tour Championship.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 82; in money - 16; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,176,434 Rank (67th); Best finish: Win at The Reno-Tahoe Open

2004 Stats
Scoring - 70.87 / (66th); Driving Distance - 292.5 / (46th); Driving Accuracy - 65.1% / (78th); GIR - 68.4% / (23rd); Putting - 1.761 / (49th); Birdie Average - 3.94 per rd / (13th) / Total Birdies - 323; Sand Saves - 41.9% / (180th); All-Around Rank - 460 / (16th).

2005 Notes
Eight top-25s.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; Rounds Played - 99; in money - 75; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,827,574 Rank (36th); Best finish: Win at The Reno-Tahoe Open

2005 Stats
Scoring - 70.77 / (63rd); Driving Distance - 290.3 / (84th); Driving Accuracy - 64.2% / (77th); GIR - 65.7% / (77th); Putting - 1.762 / (43rd); Birdie Average - 3.80 per rd / (20th) / Total Birdies - 376; Sand Saves - 48.3% / (109th); All-Around Rank - 561 / (30th)

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