Vaughn Taylor was born on this day in 1976, in Roanoke, Virginia, but was raised in Augusta, Georgia, from infancy. He played golf for Augusta State University where he was an honorable mention All-American his senior season. He continues to reside in the Augusta area with his fiancee.
Taylor turned professional in 1999. He played his early years on the Hooters and Nationwide Tours, getting valuable experience before playing his first full year with a PGA Tour card in 2004. He won four times on the NGA Hooters Tour, and once on the Nationwide Tour. He has won twice on the PGA Tour with his first victory coming in 2004 at the Reno-Tahoe Open; he would successfully defend his Reno-Tahoe Open crown for his second career win in 2005. He played on the 2006 Ryder Cup team. He has featured in the top 40 of the Official World Golf Rankings.