The Canadian will make his third U.S. Open start after sharing medalist honors in the Dallas, Texas, sectional. Taylor shot 10-under 131 at Bent Tree Country Club and The Northwood Club to match Brendon Todd. Since turning pro in 2010, the former University of Washington All-American has posted one victory, the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship on the PGA Tour. Taylor had a stellar amateur career that included shooting a 65 in the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park's Black Course, which still stands as the lowest score by an amateur in the championship's history. He was the low amateur and tied for 36th. Taylor also won the 2007 Canadian Amateur and 2009 Sahalee Players Championship. He was the runner-up in the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and the 2008 NCAA Championship. He received the 2009 Mark H. McCormack Medal for being No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after that year's U.S. Amateur Championship.
|2009||Bethpage State Park (Black Course)||73-65-75-75--288||+8||T-36|
|2008||Torrey Pines (South Course)||77-75||+12||MC|