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Name: - Nicholas Raymond Leige "Nick" Price
Country: - Zimbabwe
Born : - January 28, 1957 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Original Home/Club: - Durban, Natal Province, SA
Occupation: - Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Turned Pro: - 1977
Web Address: - http://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), of which US PGA Tr (18), Sunshine Tr (10), European Tr (5), Champions Tr (5) and Japan Tr (1). US PGA Tr leading money winner (1993, '94). Sunshine Tr 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

2011Snr AmericaHoag ClassicNewport Beach196 (-17)$255,000
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].
2010Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor188 (-10)$230,000
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].
2010Snr AmericaPrincipal Charity ClassicGlen Oaks CC, IA199 (-14)$258,750
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].
2009Snr AmericaTampa Bay Pro-AmTPC Tampa Bay204 (-9)$255,000
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].
2005Men AmericaBard Capital ChallengeTPC Las Vegas62$150,000
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].
2002Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex267 (-13)$774,000
Played as the MasterCard Colonial (May 16-19). Second-placed Kenny Perry (USA) and David Toms (USA) finished 5 shots behind Price (Zim), who recorded the last of his 18 PGA Tour titles. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1998Men AfricaDimension Data Pro-AmGary Player CC276 (-12)R300,200
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].
1998Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC273 (-15)$1,000,000
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].
1998Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind268 (-16)$324,000
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].
1997Men AfricaDimension Data Pro-AmGary Player CC268 (-20)R458,109
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].
1997Men AmericaGillette Tour ChallengeMid Ocean Club59 (-11)$150,000
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].
1997Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town269 (-15)$270,000
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].
1997Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am68.98n/a
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.
1997Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr68.98n/a
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.
1997Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC275 (-13)$1,000,000
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].
1997Men AfricaSouth African PGAHoughton269 (-19)R342,827
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].
1996Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine TrR1,223,026see Score
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.
1995Men EuropeHassan II TrophyRoyal Dar Es Salam
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].
1994Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Cog Hill277 (-11)$216,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (June 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Greg Kraft (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Price (Zim). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1994Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey275 (-13)$234,000
Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 1 shot behind Price (Zim), who recorded his sixth PGA Tour win of the year. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
1994Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex266 (-14)$252,000
Played as the Southwestern Bell Colonial. Price (Zim) beat Scott Simpson (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1994Men AmericaHonda ClassicWeston Hills CC276 (-8)$198,000
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].
1994Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$1,499,927see Score
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.
1994Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1994Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Price (Zim) won his second straight Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
1994Men MajorsThe OpenTurnberry268 (-12)£110,000
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].
1994Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipSouthern Hills269 (-11)$310,000
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].
1993Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Cog Hill269 (-19)$216,000
Played as the Sprint Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 5 shots behind 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].
1993Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am69.11n/a
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.
1993Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$1,478,557see Score
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.
1993Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC264 (-24)$1,000,000
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].
1993Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass270 (-18)$450,000
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].
1993Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1993Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Price (Zim) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
1993Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind266 (-18)$198,000
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].
1993Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands271 (-9)$180,000
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (June 24-27). Second-placed Roger Maltbie (USA) and Dan Forsman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Price (Zim). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
1992Men Aus/NZAir New Zealand OpenGrange, The (NZ)271 (-9)
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].
1992Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPGA West137 (-7)$400,000
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 course, Club at PGA West, La Quinta, California].
1992Men AmericaTexas OpenOak Hills CC, TX263 (-25)$162,000
Played as the H.E.B. Texas Open (Oct 22-25). 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].
1992Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipBellerive CC278 (-6)$280,000
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].
1991Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas270 (-10)$198,000
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].
1991Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey273 (-15)$180,000
Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 5-8). Second-placed David Edwards (USA) finished 1 shot behind Price (Zim). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
1985Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche275£24,475
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Price (Zim) won after a playoff. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1983Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC270 (-10)$100,000
Played as the World Series of Golf (Aug 25-28). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Price (Zim). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1982Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1982/83 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by Price (Zim).
1981Men AfricaSouth African MastersMilnerton GC281 (-7)
Played as the SAB South African Masters. Won by Price (Zim). [Milnerton GC, nr Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1980Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre267 (-21)£8,350
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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