1992 and September 1994, he won 11 US Tour
events. This golden run of form included three
major championships. By the end of 1994 he was
the undisputed world number one. He didn't win
his first major title, the 1992 USPGA
Championship, until he was 35 years old. Price
has represented South Africa and Zimbabwe in the
World Cup. In 1978 he played for South Africa,
while 15 years later turned out for Zimbabwe.
Price should have won
the 1982 British Open at Royal Troon, where he
led by two strokes with five holes to play. But
he covered the final four holes in three over par
to finish in a tie for second, one stroke behind
champion Tom Watson. Price had dropped two shots
at the par-4 15th, then three-putted the par-3
17th for a bogey-four. Price was also second in
1988, when Seve Ballesteros won at Royal Lytham.
At Turnberry in 1994, Price finally won the
British Open, covering the last seven holes in
four- under-par, to pip Jesper Parnevik by one
stroke. Parnevik had bogied the final hole.
young Nick Price pictured during the British Open
at Royal Troon in 1982.