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Former Two-Time PNGA Player of the Year Nick Taylor Just Misses PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award

Abbotsford, B.C.’s Nick Taylor was recently named a finalist for the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award, but just missed out on receiving the award when last week it was announced that Daniel Berger earned the honor.

Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor

A graduate from the Tour a year ago, Taylor won his first PGA Tour title in just his fourth start at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Taylor, who was named the PNGA Men’s Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, was a stand-out golfer at the University of Washington and a former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world.

After winning the Sanderson Farms Championship during his first year on the PGA Tour, he went on to finish 101st in the recently-completed FedEx Cup standings and 93rd on the tour money list ($1,072,360), recording one top-10 finish and two top 25s with 17 made cuts. Also a graduate of the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada, Taylor was the lone rookie to win on the PGA Tour in 2014-15.

Along with Taylor and Berger, the other candidates for Rookie of the Year included Justin Thomas and Tony Finau.

The Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards were determined by a member vote, with PGA Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events during the 2014-15 season eligible to vote. The voting closed on Thursday, October 1, with the winners of the respective awards announced the following day on October 2.