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Taylor ready for Sunday challenge at Pebble

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TSN Senior Reporter


Nick Taylor is 18 holes away from his second victory on the PGA Tour. All that stands between him and a win is 18 holes on one of golf’s most iconic golf courses and a guy with 44 PGA Tour wins.

Sounds like an easy task, right?

While some might feel the odds might not be in his favour, Taylor is more than capable of posting a solid round and smarter than most when it comes to understanding what’s in store for him on Sunday at Pebble Beach and the AT&T Pro-Am when he’ll tee off with Phil Mickelson.

On Saturday, Taylor stumbled from the gate with bogeys on two of his first four holes before righting the ship and adding three birdies and eagle coming in. The result is a one-shot lead over Mickelson.

“If I end up playing with Phil, I'm sure I won't be the crowd favourite,” said Taylor before Mickelson finished his round to punch his ticket in the final pairing, “[I] just got to keep my head down, do my thing and keep playing, because I've been playing........