According to a WRDW report, Taylor was fishing on Thurmond Lake, which sits between the border of Georgia and South Carolina near Augusta, when his boat became untied from a nearby marker. The boat then flipped because of "turbulence," and Taylor had to swim to the Georgia side of the lake, where rangers found him before rescuing the boat.
According to the report, Taylor was not wearing a life jacket and was not supposed to tie his boat to the marker.
Taylor, 48 and a member of the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team, has only played in three PGA Tour events this season, with his best result coming at the Travelers Championship, where he tied for 61st. His two career victories both came at the Barracuda Championship, where he won in 2004 and 2005.