Taylor Montgomery was the hard luck golfer in 2021, but in 2022, the former UNLV golf star has earned PGA Tour status through his Korn Ferry Tour results. He snuck away from his sister’s wedding festivities to share a message with UNLV and Vegas golf fans, thanking them for the support and saying he will see them in Vegas soon.
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Montgomery officially confirmed his PGA TOur status with a T2 finish at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship. He was No. 7 in KFT points and passed the fail-safe threshold and is guaranteed to finish among the top 25 when the regular season wraps up next month in Omaha.
A season ago, Montgomery one spot out of PGA TOUR status–twice–in one year. He ended up outside the top-25 cutoff for Tour cards for both the regular season and KFT Finals. To make matters worse, Montgomery missed the cut in Omaha, the regular-season finale, and at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. He narrowly missed each time even with the missed cuts.
He took it in stride and deep down knew the PGA Tour was in his future. He also maintained a sense of humor.
“No longer the bubble boy this year,” is how he explained finally getting to play the PGA Tour fulltime.
He will play the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and then make one of his first official starts in the Shriners Children’s Open in his native Las Vegas. Montgomery played at UNLV from 2013-17.
Montgomery is the son of Monte, the current Shadow Creek general manager and also a former UNLV golfer.