Taylor Pendrith is a Canadian professional golfer. During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he participated in the 2020 United States Open Championship, which was held at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, USA from September 17–20, 2020.
Including Pendrith, 144 players competed in the 120th edition of the annual open national championship of golf in the U.S. Here are 13 more facts about him:
- He was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada to Darrel Pendrith and Jill Pendrith. Darrel is a guitar technician at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill and his brother Dennis Pendrith is the touring bassist with “The Vinyl Cafe” by Stuart MacLean.
- He is 6’2″ and weighs 200 lbs.
- He is engaged to Meg Beirnes, a registered nurse in the hematology and stem cell transplant department at the Hamilton General Hospital in in Downtown Hamilton, Ontario.
- As a young boy, he played hockey and baseball. He started playing golf in 2003 and teed it up in his first tournament in 2006.
- He went to Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill.
- In 2014, he graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA with a bachelor’s degree in sport administration.
- He was runner-up at the CJGA Mizuno National Golf Championship in August 2009 and finished fourth at the Canadian International Junior Challenge in September 2009.
- In 2015, he finished second in Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial and the National Capital Open to Support Our Troops.
- In 2019, he won the Mackenzie Investments Open and 1932byBateman Open and finished second in the Osprey Valley Open presented by Votorantim Cimentos CBM Aggregates.
- He was the best man at the wedding of Corey Conners and Malory Conners.
- He and Corey were two of the four golfers from Canada who played in the 2020 U.S. Open. The other two were Adam Hadwin and Mackenzie Hughes.
- He was 29 years old when he competed it the 2020 U.S. Open, which marked his first major championship.
- He was runner-up to David Lipsky of the U.S. in the TPC San Antonio Challenge, which was held at the TPC San Antonio-AT&T Canyons Course in San Antonio, Texas, USA from July 9-12, 2020.