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May 7, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nick Price no longer has to wonder what it takes to get into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Price, who won three major championships and dominated golf in the early 1990s, was elected Tuesday through the PGA Tour ballot and will be the 99th member of the hall. No other player was elected through the PGA Tour or International ballot. Price will be inducted Oct. 20 at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Fla.
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March 13, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
At the 17th Toshiba Classic many saw Nick Price, a three-time major winner, do his best to maintain a first-round five-shot lead. Inside the ropes, if they looked closely and heard him speak afterward, they would've seen a rebirth of a champion. Price, a World Golf Hall of Famer who said he hit a low point in his career in his late 40s, said he feels like he's having fun again. Collecting the $255,000 winner's check Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club helped. Holding off a pesky Mark Wiebe also did the trick.
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March 13, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
At the 17th Toshiba Classic many saw Nick Price, a three-time major winner, do his best to maintain a first-round five-shot lead. Inside the ropes, if they looked closely and heard him speak afterward, they would've seen a rebirth of a champion. Price, a World Golf Hall of Famer who said he hit a low point in his career in his late 40s, said he feels like he's having fun again. Collecting the $255,000 winner's check Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club helped. Holding off a pesky Mark Wiebe also did the trick.
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March 12, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
Joe Ozaki of Japan played in the first round of the Toshiba Classic on Friday not knowing his family's status after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit his homeland. He figured they'd be OK because someone would've gotten in touch with him if there was trouble. Ozaki, whose home is in Tokyo, spoke with his wife, Yoshie, Friday night, helping him put his mind at ease. It also helped him make a jump from tied for 15th to tied for third after a second-round-best seven-under-par 64 on Saturday at Newport Beach Country Club.
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March 11, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
With pleasant weather and ideal course conditions this week, many predicted low scores for the 17th Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. Nick Price made that come true and then some Friday. The 18-time PGA Tour winner, who was No. 1 in the world in his prime, shot an 11-under-par 60, matching a Champions Tour record and setting a career-best for the three-time major winner. Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer and Mark O'Meara created quite a buzz at times during the first round.
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August 21, 1994 | THOMAS BONK
The beginning of the beginning for Nick Price was the end of a tournament that he lost six years ago. Actually, it wasn't just any tournament. It was the 1988 British Open, when Price was edged by Seve Ballesteros in the closing round. "I knew then my long game was not (enough) to get me to win major championships," said Price, whose closing-round 69 at Royal Lytham in England didn't match up to Ballesteros' 65.
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June 25, 1995 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a 5-iron shot from the deep rough, Atrigon Golf Inc. came out of nowhere in March to score one of the biggest golf equipment endorsement coups in memory. Outmaneuvering much larger rivals, the 2-year-old firm signed a 10-year deal with Nick Price, the world's top-ranked golfer and winner of the PGA and British Open championships last year. Price didn't come cheap. Atrigon reportedly agreed to pay him $1.
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May 2, 1995 | THOMAS BONK, From Staff and Wire Reports
Nick Price said he has "burnout" and is taking three weeks off from golf. Price, who won major titles at the British Open and PGA Championship last year, missed the cut in two of his last three events. "I need to regroup before it gets out of hand," said Price, who plans to play in the Colonial May 25-28.
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December 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nick Faldo and U.S. PGA champion Nick Price were disqualified after the third round of the Million Dollar Challenge golf tournament in Sun City, Africa. Price of Zimbabwe was tied for the lead with South African David Frost at nine-under-par 207 when he was disqualified for refusing to sign his scorecard in a dispute over a two-stroke penalty. Faldo, the British Open champion from Britain, signed an incorrect scorecard, bringing his immediate disqualification.
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May 3, 2001 | THOMAS BONK
The top five "interviews" on the PGA Tour (entirely subjective, of course), based on accessibility, thoughtfulness, good quotes and certain intangibles, such as not spitting on the reporter's notebook: 1) Nick Price: Once took Dave Hackenberg of the Toledo Blade out to dinner after an interview, even though he didn't know the scope of Hackenberg's appetite because he had just met him. Price still maintained good humor. 2) Paul Azinger: Stand-up guy could be doing stand-up comedy.
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March 11, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
With pleasant weather and ideal course conditions this week, many predicted low scores for the 17th Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. Nick Price made that come true and then some Friday. The 18-time PGA Tour winner, who was No. 1 in the world in his prime, shot an 11-under-par 60, matching a Champions Tour record and setting a career-best for the three-time major winner. Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer and Mark O'Meara created quite a buzz at times during the first round.
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May 21, 2003 | Thomas Bonk
What is 7,080 yards long and can eat you up if you're not careful? It's Colonial Country Club, a par-70 layout with a 609-yard par-five hole, but with only one other par-five hole. According to Nick Price, Annika Sorenstam is going to discover that par is greatly different from what is listed on the Colonial scorecard. "The course is going to play long for her," said Price, who won here last year. "It's probably par 74 for her, so she can make the cut if she plays well, there's no doubt.
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May 7, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nick Price no longer has to wonder what it takes to get into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Price, who won three major championships and dominated golf in the early 1990s, was elected Tuesday through the PGA Tour ballot and will be the 99th member of the hall. No other player was elected through the PGA Tour or International ballot. Price will be inducted Oct. 20 at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Fla.
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May 20, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nick Price no longer has to doubt himself. He can still win on the PGA Tour, and he can do it in a big way. Making big shots late after looking vulnerable, Price shot a three-under-par 67 on Sunday in the Colonial at Fort Worth for his first victory in four years. "It feels like it's been 10 years. I didn't think this day was going to come," Price said. "That self-doubt has been cast away now. There's not pressure any more on me to win because I've proven it to myself."
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May 19, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nick Price shot a four-under-par 66 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead over three players after three rounds of the Colonial at Fort Worth. Price, who is at 10-under 200, had four birdies in seven holes, finishing with birdies at the 383-yard 17th and 427-yard 18th after consecutive bogeys. Phil Tataurangi, Kenny Perry and Steve Flesch were tied for second at five-under 205. * Tiger Woods overcame a double bogey at No.
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May 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
Nick Price, long one of the PGA Tour's best ball-strikers, putted his way to a share of the lead in the Colonial at Fort Worth. Price shot a five-under-par 65 Friday in the rain-delayed second round to share the lead at six-under 134 with Esteban Toledo, who overcame eight bunker shots for his second 67. Play was suspended because of darkness with 18 players, including defending champion Sergio Garcia, still on the course. Price needed only 26 putts. "My putting is so much better.
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November 17, 1993 | THOMAS BONK
Too much, too soon? John Daly, suspended by the PGA for a second time, would probably have been better off if he had struggled to start his career, Nick Price said. "John Daly had the world at his fingertips," said Price, the 1992 PGA champion. "He's got a lot to learn." Daly, who won the 1991 PGA Championship in the first major he entered, was suspended this month by the PGA Tour after picking up his ball and failing to complete a hole at the Kapalua International in Hawaii.
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August 20, 2001
265 (-15)--$936,000 David Toms: 66-65-65-69 266 (-14)--$562,000 Phil Mickelson: 66-66-66-68 268 (-12)--$354,000 Steve Lowery: 67-67-66-68 270 (-10)--$222,500 Mark Calcavecchia: 71-68-66-65 Shingo Katayama: 67-64-69-70 272 (-8)--$175,000 Billy Andrade: 68-70-68-66 274 (-6)--$152,333 Scott Hoch: 68-70-69-67 Scott Verplank: 69-68-70-67 Jim Furyk: 70-64-71-69 275 (-5)--$122,000 Kirk Triplett: 68-70-71-66 Justin Leonard: 70-69-67-69 David Duval: 66-68-67-74 276 (-4)--$94,666 Steve Flesch:
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May 3, 2001 | THOMAS BONK
The top five "interviews" on the PGA Tour (entirely subjective, of course), based on accessibility, thoughtfulness, good quotes and certain intangibles, such as not spitting on the reporter's notebook: 1) Nick Price: Once took Dave Hackenberg of the Toledo Blade out to dinner after an interview, even though he didn't know the scope of Hackenberg's appetite because he had just met him. Price still maintained good humor. 2) Paul Azinger: Stand-up guy could be doing stand-up comedy.
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