Taylor Kay-Green isn’t the first golfer to find a sense of wonder on his first visit to an Irish links. But he might be riding that aura a lot longer than most – almost nine years – and the Needham native will make no apologies for the love affair he is carrying on with golf.
Some might say, of course, that he’s a bit overboard, chasing this dream of being a professional golfer. Kay-Green isn’t offended. At 27, he’s far too invested. “It’s who I am. It’s my life,” he said.
“It’s tough to relax; my brain won’t stop. If you care as much as I do . . . well, I just can’t stop (chasing a pro golf career).”
Call it baby steps, if you will, but Kay-Green after a lengthy stretch of playing far under the radar and spending more time “tearing down my game and building it back up,” can finally savor a bit of progress. The spirited Kay-Green shot 72-70-71-72 – 286 to get into a share of ninth place in qualifying and just snuck in under the cut to secure some status on the PGA Tour Canada circuit this summer.
“It’s been a very difficult journey,” he said, “but finally, I’m getting somewhere.”