Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor was the only Canadian to finish the PGA Championship above the cut in the last major of the season

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor was the only Canadian to finish the PGA Championship above the cut in the last major of the season

Taylor makes cut, claims $18k in PGA Championship

In first major of pro career Abbotsford golf pro finishes tied for 68th.

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor was the only Canadian to finish the PGA Championship above the cut.

After four rounds, the 28-year-old golfer left Whistling Straits at four-over, good for a 68th-place tie and an $18,000 payday.

Taylor shot in the low- to mid-70s at the 72-par course with his best day of golf coming in the last round on Sunday, where he tallied a 71 his only under-par round at the Kohler, Wisc., course.

This was Taylor’s first major as a professional and his first since his appearance in the 2009 U.S. Open.

Australia’s Jason Day claimed the PGA Championship title, finishing at 20-under.

The other Canadian competing in the major was Ontario’s David Hearn. He did not make the final cut leading into the weekend after shooting a 76 and 71 in the opening two rounds.

Up next for Taylor and Abbotsford’s other PGA Tour pro, Adam Hadwin, is the Wyndam Championship which tees-off tomorrow, Aug. 20, at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina.

Taylor and Hadwin sit 98th and 92nd, respectively, in the FedExCup rankings, which grants them exempt status into the playoffs, beginning with The Barclays 125-player tournament in New York (Aug. 27-30). It then continues with the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston (100 players) and the BMW Championship in Chicago (70 players).

A reset then takes place to seed the top 30 players for the season-concluding Tour Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

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