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This PGA Tour winner did not know he was main… till CBS informed him


When Nick Taylor was arising the 14th gap, the “Rink Gap,” in the course of the ultimate spherical of the RBC Canadian Open in June, Colt Knost requested his producer one thing.

“Are we actually going to make him do that?” Knost recalled on this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar together with his co-host Drew Stoltz and Taylor.

Knost was referring to Taylor’s impending walk-and-talk with the CBS TV crew which was attributable to happen on the fifteenth gap, as Taylor pre-agreed to.

CBS broke new floor this yr in golf TV manufacturing once they debuted walk-and-talk segments with gamers throughout match motion. The primary one was with Max Homa in the course of the third spherical of the Farmers Insurance coverage Open. Homa gained the match the subsequent day.

A lot of the earlier walk-and-talks had taken place in the course of the third spherical of tournaments, and in the event that they hadn’t, they have been usually early within the ultimate spherical.

However due to programming constraints, Saturday’s third-round broadcast of the Canadian Open was shorter than regular so producers determined to push the walk-and-talk to Sunday. Taylor, as one of many residence countrymen, who contended earlier within the yr in Phoneix, agreed to participate.

However there was an issue. Taylor was 5 underneath for the day and had surged into competition.

Would a walk-and-talk at this juncture be distracting?

Nonetheless, Taylor didn’t even know he was main.


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“I knew that it was gonna be on 15 and you already know the place I used to be within the match, quite a bit may occur. It was very bunched,” Taylor informed Knost and Stoltz on the podcast. “I didn’t have a look at the leaderboard all day till in all probability 17. However once I obtained once I obtained to the walk-and-talk, the man got here up, I assumed it will have been extra of a distraction if I simply decided to not do it. However I already dedicated to do it.

“Once I was speaking to Jim [Nantz] and Trevor [Immelman] and close to the top of it, Jim’s appreciative. He’s like, ‘Thanks a lot for doing this. You already know, we’ve by no means had someone do on Sunday in competition, not to mention main the match.’

“I’m like, ‘Oh, guess I’m main the match.’”

Taylor parred 15 however bogeyed 16. He obtained that shot again after which one other by birding the ultimate two holes to complete at 17 underneath to get into the playoff the place he drained that huge eagle putt for his third profession PGA Tour title.

However when he obtained requested if it was a distraction after the playoff, he didn’t even keep in mind it.

“After the playoff, I forgot I did that and folks began asking as a result of there’s a lot that went on the final couple of hours,” Taylor stated.

For extra from Taylor, take a look at your entire episode of GOLF’s Subpar beneath.

Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf workforce and not too long ago returned to this system to function head coach. Jack additionally nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but in addition producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He could be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.

 

 

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