ROOKIE Nick Taylor became the first Canadian-born winner on the PGA Tour since Mike Weir in 2007 yesterday after shooting a 66 to claw back a four shot deficit at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
The 26-year-old from Winnipeg finished two shots clear of Boo Weekley and Jason Bohn at the Country Club of Jackson in just his 13th start on the Tour.
"Going into today, I was feeling good about my game," Taylor said. "But until it really happens, you never really expect it. It's very surreal. I putted unbelievable today."
"It's been a whirlwind of a summer; six months ago I was struggling," added Taylor. "I'm shocked but I'm happy about it.
"I felt very comfortable, I had some nerves but I was able to make some putts."
Taylor was unstoppable on the front nine with birdies on the first, third, fifth, seventh and eighth holes, with only a bogey on the sixth bringing him back to earth.
Like a figure skater rounding the final turn and sprinting for the finish, Taylor had a three-birdie blitz from the 13th before sinking a nine foot putt on the 16th for par to remain in control.
What's in the bag
Driver: TaylorMade JetSpeed (Oban Kiyoshi Gold 65X shaft), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade JetSpeed (Oban Kiyoshi Gold 75X shaft), 15 degrees
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue FCT (Fujikura Motore F3 Hybrid 95X shaft), 18 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour (3-5; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (6-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shaft)
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred (47-09, 54-11 and 60-10 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade Daytona 12 Ghost Tour
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X