If you don’t know the name Taylor Montgomery, it’s time to learn it.
He came in hot onto the PGA Tour by collecting four top-10s in a row on the Korn Ferry Tour, including T-2nd at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper.
Montgomery didn’t win on the KFT in 2022, but he missed just three cuts and was solo second at the Adventhealth Championship.
He couldn’t have asked for much more in his PGA Tour rookie debut. Montgomery shot 68-71-72-64 to take solo third at the Fortinet Championship. Only defending champion Max Homa and former Masters champ and Ryder Cup member, Danny Willett, finished higher.
The 27-year-old out of UNLV led the field in strokes gained putting per round (2.794) and was fourth with 21 birdies. That kind of success was no fluke. Montgomery was third on the KFT last season in putting average (1.704) and first in birdies per round (4.88).
He was also first in scoring average (68.36) and 10th in sand saves (56.14%).
It’s cool to see Montgomery overcome heartbreak to make it to the PGA Tour after finishing 26th both on the KFT regular season points list and KFT finals points list the season prior.
This will be his Sanderson Farms Championship debut.
Montgomery is a guy who isn’t afraid of the big stage.
According to a pgatour.com article by Kevin Prise, Montgomery’s dad, Monte, is the general manager at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. Taylor’s been around the likes of Michael Jordan and poker player Phil Ivey who play some high-stakes money games there.