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Nick  Price

Nick Price

Hobe Sound, FL

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
  • Residence: Hobe Sound, FL
  • Age: 55
  • Turned Pro: 1977

PGA TOUR Victories

(18) 1983,World Series of Golf. 1991,GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Canadian Open. 1992,PGA Championship, H.E.B. Texas Open. 1993,THE PLAYERS Championship, Canon Greater Hartford Open, Sprint Western Open, Federal Express St. Jude Classic. 1994,Honda Classic, Southwestern Bell Colonial, Motorola Western Open, British Open Championship, PGA Championship, Bell Canadian Open. 1997,MCI Classic. 1998,FedEx St. Jude Classic. 2002,MasterCard Colonial.

International Victories

(1): 2008 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge [with Fred Funk and Jay Haas].

Other Victories

(29): 1979 Asseng Invitational. 1980 Canon European Masters. 1981 San Reno Masters, South African Masters. 1982 Vaals Reef Open. 1985 Trophee Lancome, ICL International. 1989 West End South Australian Open. 1992 Air New Zealand/Shell Open, PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 1993 ICL International, Sun City Million Dollar Challenge. 1994 British Open, ICL International. 1995 Alfred Dunhill Challenge, Hassan II Golf Trophy, Zimbabwe Open. 1997 Dimension Data Pro-Am, Alfred Dunhill South African PGA, Zimbabwe Open, Million Dollar Challenge. 1998 Dimension Data Pro-Am, Zimbabwe Open, Million Dollar Challenge. 1999 Suntory Open. 2001 CVS Charity Classic [with Mark Calcavecchia]. 2006 CVS Charity Classic [with Tim Clark]. 2009 CVS Caremark Charity Classic [with David Toms]. 2010 ADT Skills Challenge [with Mark O'Meara].

2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T7-- Allianz Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

69 at Round 1, Mayakoba Golf Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Only start on PGA TOUR resulted in a T55 at The Honda Classic, his first start on TOUR since 2008...Picked up his fourth career win on the Champions Tour at the Toshiba Classic. Had 10 top-10 and 15 top-25 finishes in 20 Champions starts...Late in the season, at the unofficial Franklin Templeton Shootout, he teamed with Mark Calcavecchia to T2 at the team event, three strokes behind the winning duo of Keegan Bradley-Brendan Steele. In the first round of the 54-hole event, he had a hole-in-one on the 12th hole with a 4-iron.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- World Series of Golf, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Canadian Open, PGA Championship, H.E.B. Texas Open, THE PLAYERS Championship, Canon Greater Hartford Open, Sprint Western Open, Federal Express St. Jude Classic, Honda Classic, Southwestern Bell Colonial, Motorola Western Open, British Open Championship, PGA Championship, Bell Canadian Open, MCI Classic, FedEx St. Jude Classic, MasterCard Colonial.

Career Highlights

2010: Had his best year on the Champions Tour, winning multiple official titles for the first time on TOUR since 1994 and led the circuit in the All-Around stats category (52)...Credited a switch to the belly putter in late February in Boca Raton as the reason for his success and reeled off eight top-10 performances in nine starts after changing putters...First of two titles came in late April, when he teamed with Mark O'Meara to win the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April. His par on the second playoff hole gave the team the victory over John Cook/Joey Sindelar. Duo finished with a 54-hole, bogey-free total of 28-under-par 188...Was selected as the Champions Tour's Player of the Month for June after he added a second title at The Principal Charity Classic. Avenged a playoff loss the year prior with a four-stroke victory over Tommy Armour III, thanks to a final-round 67 at Glen Oaks. Became the first player since R.W. Eaks at the 2007 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn to win a tournament after losing in a playoff the year prior...Later that same month,was T3 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open after leading midway through the final round...Forced to withdraw from the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee in late July after suffering a freak toe injury just prior to the event...One week later, finished T3 at the 3M Championship, thanks to an 8-under-par 64 in the final round. His check for $105,000 pushed his season earnings over the $1-million mark for the third straight year...In late August, flirted with another victory at the Boeing Classic near Seattle before finishing solo second. Opened with a 9-under-63 and trailed Bernhard Langer by one stroke after 36 holes. However, a slow start in Sunday's final round (2-over-par on front nine) would prove costly and, despite birdies on his final two holes, finished three strokes back of Langer...Closed his season by teaming with O'Meara again to win the ADT Skills Challenge in Palm Beach, defeating Couples and Dustin Johnson in a playoff...2009: Turned in another steady year on the circuit and finally broke through with his first Champions Tour career title...Win came in his 39th career start on the Tour at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Two-stroke victory over Larry Nelson at TPC Tampa Bay also ended a TOUR victory drought of 111 events, dating to the 2002 MasterCard Colonial. Up-and-down final round included three double bogeys, a bogey and seven birdies, including three in a row (holes 13-15) that propelled him to victory...Made a strong run at a second title in Iowa before finishing T2. Was the 36-hole leader at The Principal Charity Classic and made a clutch, downhill 23-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to get into a playoff with Fred Funk and eventual winner Mark McNulty. Was eliminated from the overtime on the second exta hole when Funk and Price both made birdies...Made another strong bid at the SAS Championship, tying both David Frost and Tom Pernice, Jr. for the lead with a birdie on No. 17 Sunday. Eventually finished T2 with Frost after Pernice holed a 36-foot birdie putt on the final hole...At one point during the year put together a run where 24 of his 27 rounds were below par...Partnered with PGA TOUR player David Toms to victory at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic in Rhode Island in June. It was his third victory in the event and each has come with a different partner. 2008: Was among the top-five in more than a third of his appearances on the Champions Tour, but missed some golden opportunities to win during the season. Finished fourth on the circuit in scoring average (69.71) and went over seven figures in official money for the first time since the 2003 PGA TOUR season despite taking two months off during the summer to vacation with his family...Had first brush with a victory in his second start of the year at The ACE Group Classic in Naples. Had a chance of joining the four-man playoff, which included eventual-winner Scott Hoch, but missed a birdie opportunity at No. 18 leaving him one stroke shy and T5...Second shot at a win came in early May at the FedEx Kinko's Classic. Appeared to be in control midway through the final round at The Hills but eventually finished T2 in the event, one stroke back of fellow countryman Denis Watson. Enjoyed a three-stroke lead with four to play but made back-to-back double-bogeys on No. 15 and No. 16 after his ball found the water on each hole. Still had a chance to send the event into a playoff, but missed a 15-foot birdie effort on the final hole that left him one stroke short...Next chance at a win came at The Principal Charity Classic in Iowa. Was the 36-hole leader at Glen Oaks but eventually finished third, two strokes back of Jay Haas, despite carding a final-round 69...In his next start after Iowa, was T2 again at the Commerce Bank Championship, one stroke back of Loren Roberts. Made a Sunday charge up the leaderboard with a final-round 65 at Eisenhower Red that matched the low round of the tournament...Final attempt at a win came late in the season. Was the 54-hole leader at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship but eventually finished T3 at Baltimore CC, two strokes back of D.A. Weibring. Enjoyed a four-stroke lead over Weibring after four holes Sunday but fell out of the lead after three bogeys in a six-hole stretch (Nos. 5-10). Still had opportunites to catch Weibring down the stretch but missed a short birdie putt at No. 17 and then bogeyed the final hole...Teed it up at the PGA TOUR's Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya and was T14 after 54 holes before a final-round 74 left him T42 in Mexico. 2007: Rookie season on the Champions Tour saw him compete in 15 events and finish 40th on the final money list...Best showing of the season came in May at the Senior PGA Championship. In the final grouping Sunday for the first time in his Champions Tour career when he was T2 after 54 holes. Eventually finished third at Kiawah Island, SC, three strokes back of childhood friend Denis Watson...Carded a final-round 63 at The Boeing Championship at Sandestin...Debuted on the Champions Tour at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, FL, and finished T20 on The Old Course at Broken Sound.

Personal

Published The Swing in 1997...Born in South Africa, moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at an early age...After a decade of collaborating with a variety of architects, formed his own design company, Nick Price Golf Course Design. Currently designing golf courses in South Africa, Dominican Republic and the TPC in Cancun, Mexico, and also has designed courses in Zimbabwe, the Phillipines, Hong Kong and Portugal...Web site is nickprice.com.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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