Nick Taylor Wins at Pebble Beach PDF Print E-mail


Nick Taylor celebrates after winning the AT&T Pro Am at Pebble Beach

Monterey, California - Canadian Nick Taylor knew that he wasn't the crowd

favorite on Sunday on the Monterey Peninsula. Defending Champion and

native Californian Phil Mickelson was only a shot behind Taylor's 54 hole

lead entering the final round.


Mickelson showed off his mighty shortgame in rd3, but it was the thirty

-one year old journeyman who holed the key shots on Sunday to earn

$1.404 million. Entering Pebble, Taylor was ranked 229th in the world,

but in the heavy winds on Sunday, it was he who looked like the short

game wizard with a hole-out from the bunker at the par 5 sixth for

eagle and again at the par 4 fifteenth for birdie (that all but sealed the



Taylor's final round 70 had him finish at 19 under par (268 total) for

a four stroke victory over Kevin Streelman who shot 68. Mickelson,

seeking a sixth win at Pebble Beach faded to a final round 74. "It's

disappointing, certainly, to have not won," Mickelson said. "But I got

outplayed. I mean, Nick played better than I did. He holed a couple

of great shots."


Streelman and Larry Fitzgerald won the Pro-Am portion of the event.