Nick Taylor in contention at 2024 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Nick Taylor (University of the Fraser Valley, Wikimedia Commons)

Nick Taylor of Winnipeg, Manitoba is in contention at the 2024 Phoenix Open. After two rounds, Taylor is in second place at -12. He is one stroke back of American Sahith Theegala of Orange, California, who is in first place at -13.

Taylor had a sensational first round as he shot a score of 60. He had 11 birdies in 18 holes for an opening round score of -11. After starting on the back nine, Taylor birdied the 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 1st, second, third, fifth, eighth, and ninth holes. Then in round two, Taylor shot a score of one-under-par 70. He birdied the 10th and 17th holes, and bogeyed the first.

Two more golfers are in contention at this time. Tied for second place with Taylor at -12 is Andrew Novak of Raleigh, North Carolina. Then in fourth place is Maverick McNealy of Portola Valley, California, who is in fourth place at -10.

This is the second consecutive year that Taylor has been in contention at the Phoenix Open. A year ago, he finished in second place after shooting a four-round score of -17. The champion was Scottie Scheffler of Ridgewood, New Jersey, the 2022 Masters Champion, who shot a four round score of -19.

Taylor has won three times on the PGA Tour. He won the 2014 Sanderson Farms Classic, the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am and the 2023 Canadian Open.

 

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