Who's who: Nick Price

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Who's who: Nick Price

  • Name:

    Nicholas Raymond Leige "Nick" Price
  • Also known as:

    Nicky
  • Country:

    Zimbabwe
  • Born:

    Jan 28, 1957 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1977
  • Website:

    https://www.nickprice.com.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3): The Open (1994); US PGA (1992, '94). Presidents Cup player (1994, '96, '98, 2000, '03). Presidents Cup captain (2013, '15, '17). Total professional wins (50), including PGA Tour (18), Sunshine Tour (10), European Tour (5), Champions Tour (5) and Japan Tour (1). PGA Tour leading money winner (1993, '94). Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner (1983). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. Old Tom Morris Award (2011, GCSAA). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2003).

Golf course design

Nick Price has designed several golf courses. His best known work includes, but is not limited to: Four Streams (Maryland, with Steve Smyers); McArthur GC (Florida, with Tom Fazio); Punta Blanca (Dominican Rep); TPC Cancun (Mexico).

Did you know?

Nick Price was born in South Africa, and moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at an early age. During the peak of his playing career, Price was one of the best ball strikers in the game. Like his good friend and contemporary Greg Norman, he could drive the ball both long and straight, as well as hitting his iron shots with exceptional control. He will be known in history as one of the greatest strikers of the ball.

Top tournaments won by Nick Price

2011
America
Newport Beach, CA
196 (-17)
$255,000
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

196 (-17)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 11-13). Second-placed Mark Wiebe (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Price (Zim), who posted the last of his four Champions Tour wins. Price shot a career best 11-under-par 60 in his first round. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].

2010
America
Glen Oaks CC, IA
199 (-14)
$258,750
Principal

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Glen Oaks CC, IA

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$258,750

Title sponsor

Principal

Played as the Principal Charity Classic (June 4-6). Second-placed Tommy Armour III (USA) finished 4 shots behind Price (Zim). [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].

2010
America
188 (-10)
$230,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

188 (-10)

Prize money

$230,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 23-25; two-man better-ball team event). Nick Price (Zim) & Mark O'Meara (USA) beat John Cook (USA) & Joey Sindelar (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].

2009
America
204 (-9)
$255,000
Outback Steakhouse

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Outback Steakhouse

Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (April 17-19). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Price (Zim), who recorded his first Champions Tour win in 39 starts. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].

2005
America
62
$150,000
Bard Capital

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

62

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Bard Capital

Played as the inaugural (and only) Bard Capital Challenge (Dec 1-4). After a 54-hole amateur event involving eight two-man teams, Price (Zim) partnered amateurs Ralph Miller & Mark Andrus to form a three-man team for the 18-hole final on Sunday. Price's team beat Mark Calcavecchia's team at the third playoff hole. Rory Sabbatini's team were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as TPC at the Canyons].

2002
America
267 (-13)
$774,000
Master Card

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$774,000

Title sponsor

Master Card

Played as the MasterCard Colonial (May 16-19). Second-placed Kenny Perry (USA) and David Toms (USA) finished 5 shots behind Nick Price (Zim), who recorded the last of his 18 PGA Tour titles. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1998
Africa
276 (-12)
R300,200
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

R300,200

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb 19-22; S African Tr 1997/98 season). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Price (Zim). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].

1998
America
268 (-16)
$324,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$324,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the FedEx St Jude Classic (Jul 30-Aug 2). Price (Zim) beat Jeff Sluman (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

1998
Africa
273 (-15)
$1,000,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge (Dec 3-6; unofficial event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Defending champion Price (Zim) beat Tiger Woods (USA) in a playoff, to record his third million dollar win in this event. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1997
Awards
68.98
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

68.98

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Price (Zim) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Tiger Woods (USA) was second with 69.10; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with 69.16.

1997
America
269 (-15)
$270,000
MCI

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

MCI

Played as the MCI Classic (April 17-20). Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) and Brad Faxon (USA) finished 6 shots behind Price (Zim). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

1997
Africa
268 (-20)
R458,109
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

R458,109

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb 13-16; S African/Eurpn Trs event; not Eurpn Tr after 1997). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) finished 8 shots behind Price (Zim). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1997
Africa
275 (-13)
$1,000,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge (Dec 4-7; unofficial event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 3 shots behind Price (ZIm), who won this event for the second time. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1997
America
59 (-11)
$150,000
Gillette

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

59 (-11)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Gillette

Played as the inaugural Gillette Tour Challenge (Oct 7; unofficial money best-ball event involving teams that comprised a PGA Tr, LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). The second-placed teams of Lee Janzen (USA), Barb Mucha (USA) & Bob Murphy (USA) and Payne Stewart (USA), Karrie Webb (Aus) & Walter Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Nick Price (Zim), Kelly Robbins (USA) and Jim Colbert (USA). [Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town, Bermuda].

1997
Africa
269 (-19)
R342,827
Alfred Dunhill

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

R342,827

Title sponsor

Alfred Dunhill

Played as the Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship (Feb 20-23; S African/Eurpn Trs event; S African Tr 1996/97 season). Price (Zim) beat David Frost (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole to record back-to-back wins and the last of his five European Tour wins. Price won the Dimension Data Pro-Am a week earlier. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].

1997
Awards
68.98
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

68.98

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Price (Zim) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Tiger Woods (USA) was second with 69.10; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with 69.16.

1996
Awards
R1,223,026
see Score
FNB

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

R1,223,026

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

FNB

1996/97 South Africa Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the second time in his career by Price (Zim) with season earnings of R1,223,026. Mark McNulty (Zim) was second with R619,426; Retief Goosen (RSA) was third with R301,303. Known as the FNB Tour.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hassan II Trophy (unofficial limited-field event). Roger Chapman (Eng) finished in second place behind Price (Zim). [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

1994
Majors
269 (-11)
$310,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$310,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (76th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 6 shots behind Price (Zim), who claimed his second major championship win of the year, and last of his three wins in golf's Majors. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].

1994
Awards
$1,499,927
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

$1,499,927

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Price (Zim) won his second straight Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1994 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,499,927 on the Tour. Greg Norman (Aus) was second with $1,330,307; Mark McCumber (USA) was third with $1,208,209.

1994
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Price (Zim) won his second straight PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1994
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Price (Zim) won his second straight Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1994
Majors
268 (-12)
£110,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

£110,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (123rd) (July 14-17). Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Price (Zim), who recorded his second major championship win. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].

1994
America
275 (-13)
$234,000
Bell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

Bell

Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nick Price (Zim), who recorded his sixth PGA Tour win of the year. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

1994
America
266 (-14)
$252,000
Southwestern Bell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

Southwestern Bell

Played as the Southwestern Bell Colonial (May 26-29). Nick Price (Zim) beat Scott Simpson (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1994
America
Weston Hills, FL
276 (-8)
$198,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Weston Hills, FL

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 10-13). Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Price (Zim), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Weston Hills CC, Weston, nr Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1994
America
277 (-11)
$216,000
Motorola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Motorola

Played as the Motorola Western Open (June 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Greg Kraft (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nick Price (Zim). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].

1993
America
266 (-18)
$198,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the Federal Express St Jude Classic (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Jeff Maggert (USA) and Rick Fehr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Price (Zim). [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 25-28). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 5 shots behind Price (Zim). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1993
America
269 (-19)
$216,000
Sprint

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Sprint

Played as the Sprint Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Nick Price (Zim), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins. Norman was runner-up in this event for the third straight year. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].

1993
Africa
264 (-24)
$1,000,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge (Dec 2-5; unofficial event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 12 shots behind runaway winner Price (Zim). After being disqualified a year earlier, Price bounced back to win the first prize and rewrite the record books in the process. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1993
Awards
$1,478,557
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

$1,478,557

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Price (Zim) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1993 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,478,557 on the Tour. Paul Azinger (USA) was second with $1,458,456; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with $1,359,653.

1993
Awards
69.11
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

69.11

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Price (Zim) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). David Frost (RSA) was second with 69.48; Tom Kite (USA) was third with 69.74. Greg Norman (Aus) averaged 68.90, but was ineligible for the Trophy having played only 54 rounds.

1993
America
271 (-9)
$180,000
Canon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (June 24-27). Second-placed Roger Maltbie (USA) and Dan Forsman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nick Price (Zim). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

1993
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Price (Zim) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1993
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Price (Zim) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1992
America
137 (-7)
$400,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

137 (-7)

Prize money

$400,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Nov 10/11; unofficial event for the season's four Major winners). Tied after 36 holes, Price (US PGA) beat Tom Kite (US Open) with a par at the first playoff hole. Third with 142 was Fred Couples (The Masters). Fourth with 143 was Nick Faldo (The Open). [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1992
Aus/NZ
271 (-9)
Air NZ/Shell

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Air NZ/Shell

Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 5-8). Nick Price (Zim) beat Lucas Parsons (Aus) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-3 15th). [The Grange GC, Otahuhu, Auckland. Now part of Royal Auckland & Grange GC].

1992
Majors
278 (-6)
$280,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$280,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (74th) (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Jim Gallagher Jr (USA), John Cook (USA) and Gene Sauers (USA) finished 3 shots behind Price (Zim). A year earlier Price had withdrawn from the PGA Championship, which gave John Daly a chance to play in the event ... and win it. [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].

1992
America
263 (-25)
$162,000
H.E.B.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

$162,000

Title sponsor

H.E.B.

Played as the H.E.B. Texas Open (Oct 22-25). Nick Price (Zim) beat Steve Elkington (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

1991
America
273 (-15)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 5-8). Second-placed David Edwards (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nick Price (Zim). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

1991
America
270 (-10)
$198,000
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 2-5). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Price (Zim), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].

1985
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
275
£24,475
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

275

Prize money

£24,475

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Price (Zim) won after a playoff. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1983
America
270 (-10)
$100,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Series of Golf (Aug 25-28). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Nick Price (Zim). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1982/83 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by Price (Zim).

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

SAB

Played as the SAB South African Masters. Won by Price (Zim). [Milnerton GC, nr Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].

1980
Europe
267 (-21)
£8,350
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Price, Nick

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

£8,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Second-placed Manuel Calero (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Nick Price (Zim). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

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