In the second episode of 2011 Global Golf Adventure we talked with Nick Price about the possibility of a World Tour.
In August 1994 Nick Price was ranked the world No.1 golfer, a position he held for 43 consecutive weeks, a stretch that since then, has only been bettered by Tiger Woods. No one won more PGA Tour tournaments, fifteen, in the 90’s than Nick Price. He also won an additional 12 international events in that decade. Price is one of only three players in the 1990’s to win two major titles in the same season, joining Nick Faldo in 1990 and Mark O’Meara in 1998. His is one of only seven players since 1945 to capture consecutive majors (Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods).
NICK PRICE Player Stats
PGA TOUR Victories
(18) 1983 World Series of Golf. 1991 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Canadian Open. 1992 PGA Championship, H.E.B. Texas Open. 1993 THE PLAYERS Championship, Canon Greater Hartford Open, Sprint Western Open, Federal Express St. Jude Classic. 1994 Honda Classic, Southwestern Bell Colonial, Motorola Western Open, British Open Championship, PGA Championship, Bell Canadian Open. 1997 MCI Classic. 1998 FedEx St. Jude Classic. 2002 MasterCard Colonial.
Champions Tour Victories
(4) 2009 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. 2010 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, The Principal Charity Classic. 2011 Toshiba Classic.
(1): 2008 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge [with Fred Funk and Jay Haas].
(29): 1979 Asseng Invitational. 1980 Canon European Masters. 1981 San Reno Masters, South African Masters. 1982 Vaals Reef Open. 1985 Trophee Lancome, ICL International. 1989 West End South Australian Open. 1992 Air New Zealand/Shell Open, PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 1993 ICL International, Sun City Million Dollar Challenge. 1994 British Open, ICL International. 1995 Alfred Dunhill Challenge, Hassan II Golf Trophy, Zimbabwe Open. 1997 Dimension Data Pro-Am, Alfred Dunhill South African PGA, Zimbabwe Open, Million Dollar Challenge. 1998 Dimension Data Pro-Am, Zimbabwe Open, Million Dollar Challenge. 1999 Suntory Open. 2001 CVS Charity Classic [with Mark Calcavecchia]. 2006 CVS Charity Classic [with Tim Clark]. 2009 CVS Caremark Charity Classic [with David Toms]. 2010 ADT Skills Challenge [with Mark O'Meara].
2011 Champions Tour Highlights through March
Went wire to wire for victory at the Toshiba Classic, holding off Mark Wiebe by one stroke at Newport Beach for his fourth Champions Tour victory. Matched the lowest round in Champions Tour history, eagling two of the final four holes in the opening round of the Toshiba Classic for a career-best 11-under-par 60. Five-stroke advantage also matched the biggest first-round lead in Champions Tour annals...On the leaderboard throughout the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, and final-round 67 led to a T2 with David Frost and Jeff Sluman, four strokes back of Tom Lehman...Made birdies on three of the last four holes at The Quarry to move into a T3 with Russ Cochran at The ACE Group Classic, five strokes back of winner Bernhard Langer...Made his first start in a PGA TOUR event in nearly three years when he competed at The Honda Classic, where he finished T55.
2010 Highlights - Nick Price
2010: Had his best year on the Champions Tour, winning multiple official titles for the first time on TOUR since 1994 and led the circuit in the All-Around stats category (52)...Credited a switch to the belly putter in late February in Boca Raton as the reason for his success and reeled off eight top-10 performances in nine starts after changing putters...First of two titles came in late April, when he teamed with Mark O'Meara to win the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April. His par on the second playoff hole gave the team the victory over John Cook/Joey Sindelar. Duo finished with a 54-hole, bogey-free total of 28-under-par 188...Was selected as the Champions Tour's Player of the Month for June after he added a second title at The Principal Charity Classic. Avenged a playoff loss the year prior with a four-stroke victory over Tommy Armour III, thanks to a final-round 67 at Glen Oaks. Became the first player since R.W. Eaks at the 2007 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn to win a tournament after losing in a playoff the year prior...Later that same month, was T3 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open after leading midway through the final round...Forced to withdraw from the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee in late July after suffering a freak toe injury just prior to the event...One week later, finished T3 at the 3M Championship, thanks to an 8-under-par 64 in the final round. His check for $105,000 pushed his season earnings over the $1-million mark for the third straight year...In late August, flirted with another victory at the Boeing Classic near Seattle before finishing solo second. Opened with a 9-under-63 and trailed Bernhard Langer by one stroke after 36 holes. However, a slow start in Sunday's final round (2-over-par on front nine) would prove costly and, despite birdies on his final two holes, finished three strokes back of Langer...Had several other opportunties to win during the season. Was among a large group tied for the lead early in the final round of the Allianz Championship and remained in contention until a double bogey at No. 15 dropped him into an eventual T9 in Boca Raton. Also was one stroke off Corey Pavin's 36-hole lead at The Cap Cana Championship, played in the final grouping and was in contention early Sunday before eventually finishing T4 in the Dominican Republic...Opened his season by teaming with Fred Couples to finish third at the 2010 Wendy's Champions Skins Game. Duo captured three skins and $190,000 in Hawaii...Closed his season by teaming with O'Meara again to win the ADT Skills Challenge in Palm Beach, defeating Couples and Dustin Johnson in a playoff...Topped the Champions Tour in Round 1 Scoring Average (68.06) and ranked second in overall Scoring Average (69.09)...Was also fourth overall in Top-10 Finishes (12).