Nick Price

1994 / Turnberry

After twice finishing as a runner-up in The Open over the previous 12 years, Nick Price finally claimed the Claret Jug with a one-stroke victory over Jesper Parnevik at Turnberry.

The pair had a classic duel over the inward half. The Swede, 25, had three birdies in a row from the ninth and after a bogey at the 15th, birdied the 16th and 17th holes to go two clear. Price had played steadily all day but his finish was devastating.

He birdied the 16th and then holed from 50 feet for an eagle at the 17th. “I nearly jumped out of my skin when it went in,” he said. “My heart was pounding.”

At the same time, Parnevik was at the 18th thinking he needed a birdie to win. He went for the flag but finished in rough on a bank beside the green and took three to get down for a bogey.

Price, who had won his first major at the 1992 PGA Championship, a title he would regain just weeks later, then secured a winning par at the last.

For the second year running, following Greg Norman, the Champion Golfer had recorded four rounds in the 60s, while Parnevik joined Ernie Els in being a non-winner with the same distinction.

“It’s like a fairy tale to finish like that to win a major championship,” Price said. “You reach down deep inside yourself and, sometimes, you surprise yourself.”

On the day before The Open, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, who contested the Duel in the Sun at Turnberry in 1977, combined for a better ball score of 60 to win a friendly match against Price and 1986 Champion Golfer Norman. Watson continued his good form to lead after a second-round 65 but fell away over the weekend.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Nick PRICE
1
69
66
67
66
268
-
Jesper PARNEVIK
2
68
66
68
67
269
-
Fuzzy ZOELLER
3
71
66
64
70
271
-
David FEHERTY
4
68
69
66
70
273
-
Anders FORSBRAND
4
72
71
66
64
273
-
Mark JAMES
4
72
67
66
68
273
-
Brad FAXON
7
69
65
67
73
274
-
Colin MONTGOMERIE
8
72
69
65
69
275
-
8
75
66
70
64
275
-
Tom KITE
8
71
69
66
69
275
-
11
68
65
69
74
276
-
Russell CLAYDON
11
72
71
68
65
276
-
Jonathan LOMAS
11
66
70
72
68
276
-
Mark MCNULTY
11
71
70
68
67
276
-
11
71
70
67
68
276
-
Frank NOBILO
11
69
67
72
68
276
-
Larry MIZE
11
73
69
64
70
276
-
11
71
67
69
69
276
-
Ronan RAFFERTY
11
71
66
65
74
276
-
Greg TURNER
20
65
71
70
71
277
-
Vijay SINGH
20
70
68
69
70
277
-
Mark BROOKS
20
74
64
71
68
277
-
Peter SENIOR
20
68
71
67
71
277
-
Terry PRICE
24
74
65
71
68
278
-
Loren ROBERTS
24
68
69
69
72
278
-
Michael SPRINGER
24
72
67
68
71
278
-
24
69
69
69
71
278
-
24
71
69
70
68
278
-
Jeff MAGGERT
24
69
74
67
68
278
-
Andrew COLTART
24
71
69
66
72
278
-
Bob ESTES
24
72
68
72
66
278
-
24
70
69
70
69
278
-
Peter JACOBSEN
24
69
70
67
72
278
-
Craig STADLER
24
71
69
66
72
278
-
Lee JANZEN
35
74
69
69
67
279
-
Gary EVANS
35
69
69
73
68
279
-
Mark DAVIS
35
75
68
69
67
279
-
38
73
68
69
70
280
-
Jean VAN DE VELDE
38
68
70
71
71
280
-
Domingo HOSPITAL
38
72
69
71
68
280
-
Davis LOVE III
38
71
67
68
74
280
-
Jose Maria OLAZABAL
38
72
71
69
68
280
-
38
70
70
71
69
280
-
David GILFORD
38
72
68
72
68
280
-
Brian MARCHBANK
38
71
70
70
69
280
-
Masashi OZAKI
38
69
71
66
74
280
-
David EDWARDS
47
68
68
73
72
281
-
Greg KRAFT
47
69
74
66
72
281
-
Jim GALLAGHER JR
47
73
68
69
71
281
-
Howard TWITTY
47
71
72
66
72
281
-
Katsuyoshi TOMORI
51
69
69
73
71
282
-
Tsukasa WATANABE
51
72
71
68
71
282
-
Mats LANNER
51
69
74
69
70
282
-
David FROST
51
70
71
71
70
282
-
John COOK
55
73
67
70
73
283
-
Tsuneyuki NAKAJIMA
55
73
68
69
73
283
-
Brian WATTS
55
68
70
71
74
283
-
Ross MCFARLANE
55
68
74
67
74
283
-
Peter BAKER
55
71
72
70
70
283
-
Hajime MESHIAI
60
72
71
71
70
284
-
Per-Ulrik JOHANSSON
60
73
69
69
73
284
-
Robert ALLENBY
60
72
69
68
75
284
-
Wayne GRADY
60
68
74
67
75
284
-
Gordon BRAND JR
60
72
71
73
68
284
-
Bernhard LANGER
60
72
70
70
72
284
-
Christy O'CONNOR JR
60
71
69
71
73
284
-
Lennie CLEMENTS
67
72
71
72
70
285
-
Ruben ALVAREZ
67
70
72
71
72
285
-
Steve ELKINGTON
67
71
72
73
69
285
-
Carl MASON
67
69
71
73
72
285
-
Mark ROE
67
74
68
73
70
285
-
Warren BENNETT
72
72
67
74
73
286
-
Wayne RILEY
72
77
66
70
73
286
-
74
71
72
72
72
287
-
Craig RONALD
75
71
72
72
73
288
-
Colin GILLIES
75
71
70
72
75
288
-
Craig PARRY
77
72
68
73
76
289
-
Ben CRENSHAW
77
70
73
73
73
289
-
Joakim HAEGGMAN
77
71
72
69
77
289
-
Nicholas HENNING
80
70
73
70
78
291
-
81
68
72
72
80
292
-
Miguel MARTIN
M/C
69
75
-
-
-
M/C
Paul McGINLEY
M/C
71
73
-
-
-
M/C
John HUSTON
M/C
71
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mikael KRANTZ
M/C
70
74
-
-
-
M/C
Howard CLARK
M/C
71
73
-
-
-
M/C
Paul WAY
M/C
73
71
-
-
-
M/C
D.A. WEIBRING
M/C
72
72
-
-
-
M/C
Kevin STABLES
M/C
74
70
-
-
-
M/C
Jose RIVERO
M/C
72
72
-
-
-
M/C
Costantino ROCCA
M/C
73
71
-
-
-
M/C
Chris GRAY
M/C
69
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
Tony JOHNSTONE
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Eduardo ROMERO
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen ROBERTSON
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Michael CAMPBELL
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Barry LANE
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Lee JAMES
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Bradley HUGHES
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Andre BOSSERT
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Fulton ALLEM
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mike HARWOOD
M/C
77
69
-
-
-
M/C
Michael CLAYTON
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Scott SIMPSON
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Peter MITCHELL
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Steven RICHARDSON
M/C
69
77
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew MAGEE
M/C
67
80
-
-
-
M/C
Wayne WESTNER
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Kirk TRIPLETT
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Bruce VAUGHAN
M/C
69
78
-
-
-
M/C
Paul CURRY
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Craig JONES
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Gabriel HJERTSTEDT
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Hiroshi GODA
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Sam TORRANCE
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew OLDCORN
M/C
77
71
-
-
-
M/C
Jim MCGOVERN
M/C
78
70
-
-
-
M/C
Paul BROADHURST
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Carlos FRANCO
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Francis QUINN
M/C
77
71
-
-
-
M/C
James WRIGHT
M/C
71
77
-
-
-
M/C
Gary ORR
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Kenneth WALKER
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Gary EMERSON
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Payne STEWART
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Steen TINNING
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Peter SMITH
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Gil MORGAN
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Des SMYTH
M/C
80
69
-
-
-
M/C
Craig EVANS
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jose Maria CANIZARES
M/C
80
69
-
-
-
M/C
John HARRIS
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Keith WATERS
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Fredrik LINDGREN
M/C
78
72
-
-
-
M/C
Chip BECK
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Corey PAVIN
M/C
75
76
-
-
-
M/C
Carl GREEN
M/C
75
76
-
-
-
M/C
Mark MOULAND
M/C
76
76
-
-
-
M/C
Ian WOOSNAM
M/C
79
73
-
-
-
M/C
Craig CASSELLS
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Pierre FULKE
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
74
-
-
-
M/C
Rodger DAVIS
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Anders GILLNER
M/C
74
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
79
-
-
-
M/C
Joe HIGGINS
M/C
78
76
-
-
-
M/C
Paul EALES
M/C
76
78
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen PULLAN
M/C
81
74
-
-
-
M/C
Eduardo HERRERA
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew GEORGE
M/C
74
83
-
-
-
M/C
Lee FICKLING
M/C
80
80
-
-
-
M/C

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