• Wins
    1
  • Turned Pro
    1977
  • Previous Opens
    27
  • Champion golfer of the year
    1994

Nick Price

Price
At the start of each season Nick Price would write in his diary: “Persistence, persistence, persistence.” He persisted all the way to the top to become the world No 1 in his late 30s.
Price
  • Got his start in the game caddying for his brother aged 8

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  • Enjoys water skiing, fishing and golf course architecture

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  • 18

    PGA Tour Victories

At the start of each season Nick Price would write in his diary: “Persistence, persistence, persistence.” He persisted all the way to the top to become the world No 1 in his late 30s.

Born in South Africa of British parents, he grew up in what was then Rhodesia and did his military service during the civil war that led to independence. He admitted the experience that taught him how fortunate he was to do something he loved in playing golf professionally.

Always one of the most talented ball-strikers in the game, he won the old World Series of Golf at Firestone in 1983 but had to wait another eight years for his next victory in America.

Price

In 1986 he set the course record of 63 at Augusta National. In 1992 he held off Nick Faldo, among others, to win the PGA Championship and in 1994 he won The Open at Turnberry and the PGA Championship at Southern Hills, the latter by six strokes confirming he had overtaken his friend Greg Norman as the best player in the world.

Twice Price finished runner-up in The Open, losing a two-shot lead with six to play to Tom Watson at Royal Troon in 1982 and overtaken by Seve Ballesteros’s blistering 65 at Royal Lytham in 1988.

At Turnberry six years later, Price pipped Jesper Parnevik with a devastating finish that included a birdie at the 16th and an eagle at the 17th thanks to a putt of 50 feet.

Always approachable and friendly, Price was the inaugural winner of the Golf Writers Association of America’s award for a player who displays a positive relationship with the media – Arnold Palmer was the second winner – and in 2005 he won the Bob Jones Award from the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.

Qualification

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
St Andrews 2005
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2004
30
71
71
69
77
288
-
Royal St George's 2003
28
74
72
72
74
292
-
Muirfield 2002
14
68
70
75
68
281
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
21
73
67
68
73
281
-
St Andrews 2000
M/C
76
70
-
-
-
M/C
Carnoustie 1999
37
77
74
73
77
301
-
Royal Birkdale 1998
29
66
72
82
72
292
-
Royal Troon 1997
M/C
78
72
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
45
68
73
71
73
285
-
St Andrews 1995
40
70
74
70
77
291
-
Turnberry 1994
1
69
66
67
66
268
-
Royal St George's 1993
6
68
70
67
69
274
-
Muirfield 1992
51
69
73
73
74
289
-
Royal Birkdale 1991
44
69
72
73
71
285
-
St Andrews 1990
25
70
67
71
75
283
-
Royal Troon 1989
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1988
2
70
67
69
69
275
-
Muirfield 1987
8
68
71
72
73
284
-
Royal St George's 1985
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 1984
44
74
73
72
71
290
-
Royal Birkdale 1983
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 1982
2
69
69
74
73
285
-
Royal St George's 1981
23
77
68
76
69
290
-
Muirfield 1980
27
72
71
71
74
288
-
St Andrews 1978
39
74
73
74
72
293
-
Carnoustie 1975
M/C
77
77
-
-
-
M/C

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