Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
Weight: 200 (90 kg)
Age: 30 (June 11, 1992)
Birthplace: Epsom, London
Residence: Champions Gate, Florida
Family: Single

Education: Louisiana State University (2015, Sports Administration)
Turned Professional: 2015
City plays from: London, England


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 50 from 2022 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):
2018 (1) Club Colombia Championship.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

65 - 2021 Wyndham Championship (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#25 : 2023 Fortinet Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#245 : 2023 Fortinet Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$55,273 : 2023 Fortinet Championship (Finished 25)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Made a late-season charge to secure a return to the PGA TOUR (previously graduated via the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Finals) with a No. 8 finish on the season-long Korn Ferry Tour Eligibility Points List. Runner-up finisher at the regular season finale, the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna, as well as the Huntsville Championship earlier in the season. Took solo-fifth at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship as part of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and vaulted himself up the final priority ranking. Played the season out of the “Floor of Five” category.

Korn Ferry Tour
The Panama Championship - Co-leader after 54 holes at 7-under par rounds of 68-67-68, but slipped to T5 with a 2-over 72 in the final round as he posted a 5-under 275 at The Panama Championship. Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS - Earned his second T5 in four starts, opening and closing with a 5-under 66 to total a 12-under 272 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS. Huntsville Championship - Finished solo second, his highest finish in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event since the 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, with an 11-under 269 at the Huntsville Championship. Highlight of the week was tying his career-low round in PGA TOUR-sanctioned play with a 6-under 64 in the third round. Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna - Earned a share of the 54-hole lead with a 9-under 62 in the third round, highlighted by three eagles, including a hole-out two on the par-4 18th, but finished one stroke behind the champion after a final-round 3-under 68 left him at 16-under 268 and solo-second at the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna. Entered the regular season finale at No. 23 on the Regular Season Points List but secured more than enough points for a return to the PGA TOUR. Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship - Recorded his second top-five in a three-start stretch, closing with a 5-under 66 to total 11-under 273 for solo-fifth at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.

National Team Selections


Arnold Palmer Cup : 2013

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 40 103 3 15 25 $404,619
2023 1 4 1 1 25 $55,273
2021 19 50 2 9 10 186 $232,604
2020 17 42 4 13 210 $99,775
2016 2 5 1 1 $16,968
2015 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2015 CUT

Personal


  • Grew up in England with parents, Phil and Susanne, and older sister, Katie. Father, Phil, is a PGA professional who owns a public driving range where Ben learned to play. Uncle, Max, is also a PGA professional and teaches at the driving range.
  • Played soccer, ice hockey, rugby, cricket and tennis until he started focusing on golf at age 14.
  • Enjoys traveling to the Florida Keys where he enjoys being on the water.
  • Big LSU football fan and his favorite soccer team is Arsenal.
  • Competed at Nova Southeastern University for two years before transferring to LSU where he would play and graduate. Became the first player to win a NCAA championship at both a D-2 and D-1 school.