No other tournament has been as kind to Nick Taylor as the Sanderson Farms Championship. The Canadian won this event as a rookie in its first year at the Country Club of Jackson in 2014. He followed it up with a T20 in 2015 and a T23 last year.
Taylor has been under par in 11 of 12 rounds here and is a cumulative 36-under-par, the best mark of anyone in the field since 2014.
He enters this week coming off good form so far on the fall schedule. The 29-year-old tied for ninth at the Safeway Open, tied 13th in Malaysia and was T23 last week in South Korea. That’s a lot of golf, but Taylor had four weeks off after bowing out of the FedEx Cup playoffs following the Dell Technologies Championship.
Taylor’s had a nice 2017 with five top-10s and is the highest he’s ever been in the world rankings. He’ll look to recapture the magic on the greens from his win in 2014.
He credited his putter as helping him to the finish line, but he struggled in 2016-17 finishing at 147th in strokes gained putting (-.191). Fortunately, he was 18th in par-5 scoring and there’s four to attack at this course.