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Vaughn Taylor

  • Birthplace: Roanoke, Va.
  • Residence: Augusta, Ga.
  • Birthdate: March 9, 1976
  • Age: 31 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1999
  • College: Augusta State
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 9

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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. *Member of the 2006 Ryder Cup team.

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 (ranked 28th); money - $50,986; (ranked 85th); best finish, 5th, Upstate Classic. 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 (ranked N/A); money - $24,798; (ranked 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 (ranked 15th); money - $223,988; (ranked 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; (ranked 67th); best finish - Win at The Reno-Tahoe Open

2004 Stats
scoring average - 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; (ranked 36th); best finish - Win at The Reno-Tahoe Open

2005 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2006 Notes
Posted a career-high six Top-10 s and 35th place on the PGA Tour money list, along with making his first U.S. Ryder Cup team, Nine Top-25 finishes.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 88; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $1,783,945; (ranked 35th); best finish - T-3 at the Verizon Heritage

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.46 / (31st); driving distance - 286.6 / (115th); driving accuracy - 63.3% / (97th); GIR - 64.0% / (134th); putting - 1.725 / (2nd); birdie average - 4.03 per rd / (8th) / total birdies - 355; sand saves - 57.3% / (14th); all-around; rank - 462 / (13th)

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