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B.C.'s Nick Taylor named to Canadian men's golf Olympic team

Abbotsford native nominated to compete in Paris alongside Corey Conners
Nick Taylor wins the WM Phoenix Open on Feb. 11.

Abbotsford's Nick Taylor will represent Canada at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. 

“The opportunity to represent my country at the Olympics has been a huge goal of mine for many years,” Taylor said. “To see the news become official today is quite humbling and surreal. I’m excited to get to Paris to compete, proudly wear the maple leaf and soak in what I know will be an incredible experience.”

Taylor, along with and Listowel, Ont. native Corey Conners, were nominated to the team in an announcement from Golf Canada on Monday (June 17). The two athletes qualified for the position based on their standing on the Official World Golf Rankings. The Olympic qualification period ended after the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday (June 16). Taylor finished 35th in the rankings while Conners finished 37th. 

Taylor's caddie, David Markle from Shelburne Ont., will also be going to the Games. 



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The men's golf tournament will take place from Aug. 1 to 4 at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France. The tournament is played solo, with 18 holes completed four times over four days. 

Taylor will make his Olympic debut in Paris. The 36-year-old is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, including a historic win at the 2023 RBC Canadian Open to become the first Canadian in nearly 70 years to capture the championship. Taylor is the only Canadian male golfer to win the Canadian Junior (2006), Canadian Amateur (2007) and Canadian Open (2023) Championships. He has also represented Canada at the World Amateur Team Championship (2008) and World Cup (2018). Taylor's home course is Ledgeview Golf and Country Club in Abbotsford. 

A slow start to the 2024 PGA season saw Taylor finish 52nd or worse in three of his first four events. He has since finished in the top 10 three times, including a victory in February at the WM Phoenix Open in a playoff hole over Charley Hoffman. 

Conners narrowly beat out another Abbotsford connection, Adam Hadwin, for the second spot. Conners needed to at least tie for 9th at at the U.S. Open, which he did. Hadwin was 38th in the world rankings after not making the cut at the U.S Open, only one spot behind Conners. 

"The depth of Canadian talent right now in the professional game is significant, and we look forward to sending a strong team to represent Canada in Paris," said Emily Phoenix, Golf Canada high performance director.