What Ever Happened to Taylor Collins of 'Big Break Mexico'?

Taylor Collins won Big Break Mexico
Where is Taylor Collins today? Collins was the champion on Season 19 of the Golf Channel series, The Big Break. That season, which was called Big Break Mexico, culminated in the 5-foot-1 Collins coming up big in the championship match against Matthew Galloway.

Today, Collins is a PGA Professional at a country club in Florida, and also volunteers as a coach for the women's team at her college alma mater — where she is also a member of the Hall of Fame. Let's get into the details.

Before 'Big Break', and Winning 'Big Break Mexico'

Before her star turn on Big Break Mexico, Taylor Collins had been one of the biggest stars in NCAA Division II golf. She played at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and earned All-America honors her freshman season, and two more years, too. Nova Southeastern won the NCAA Division II national championship three years in row, Collins' freshman through junior seasons. And in her senior season, Collins won the individual national championship, breaking the tournament scoring record in the process.

Collins was 23 at the time she appeared on Big Break Mexico in 2013, and in the early stages of her professional career was playing on the Symetra Tour. She also had coached her high school golf team at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale to a state championship.

In the championship match on Big Break Mexico, Collins became the first woman in the show's history to defeat a male contestant in the championship match. She beat Galloway, 2-up, to win the title.

Where Taylor Collins Is Today

After The Big Break, Collins continued playing on the Symetra Tour. But her LPGA aspirations (she advanced to Q-School finals one year) were put on ice when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis within a couple years after her series aired.

With the LPGA no longer in the cards, Collins volunteered as a coach for the women's golf team at Nova Southeastern and pursued her PGA certification.

Today, Collins is a PGA Professional on the staff at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She does a lot of teaching there, including working with many junior golfers, individually and through clinics. In 2019, she was inducted in the Hall of Fame at Nova Southeastern University.

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