Topic: Nick Price

Jump to
Latest Headlines Quotes

Nick Price News


Nicholas Raymond Leige Price (born 28 January 1957) is a professional golfer from Zimbabwe and an inductee in the World Golf Hall of Fame. In the mid-1990s, Price reached number one in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Price is a citizen of Zimbabwe, but was born in Durban, Union of South Africa. His parents were originally English and his early life was spent in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia). He attended Prince Edward School in Salisbury, where he captained the golf team. After his schooling he spent some time in the army during that country's civil war. He began his professional golf career in 1977 on the Southern Africa Tour, before moving to the European Tour and finally the PGA Tour in 1983. Price now lives in Hobe Sound, Florida. Price's nephew Ray Price is a national cricketer for Zimbabwe.

Price won his first tournament outside of South Africa at the 1980 Swiss Open. He was still relatively unknown when he finished tied for second with Peter Oosterhuis one shot behind Tom Watson at the 1982 Open Championship after having a two-shot lead with six holes to go. The next year, was when Price won his first PGA Tour event. A wire to wire four-shot triumph over Jack Nicklaus at the World Series of Golf.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nick Price."