But the helplessness is also palpable. The Internationals are down to the Americans, who hold a record in the previous 11 Presidents Cups. And this particular U.
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Price spent the next year playing on the South African and European tours as an amateur. He served two years in the Rhodesian air force as a pilot and then rejoined the European Tour as a professional in In the years that followed, Price was hailed by his peers as one of the best, and most likable, golfers on the tour. He held a three-stroke lead with six holes left to play, but then he faltered, and Tom Watson beat him by one stroke. The following year he finished first at the PGA Championship , which began an incredible month run in which he won 16 times and finished in the top 10 in 37 of 59 tournaments. The 15th win came in July at the Open Championship, where Price avenged his heartbreak by sinking a spectacular metre foot putt for an eagle on the second-to-last hole, a shot that clinched his victory. Then, in August at the PGA Championship, he shot an under-par to win and become the seventh golfer to capture back-to-back majors.
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in Price was born in Durban , Union of South Africa. His parents were originally British. His father was English and his mother Welsh. His early life was spent in Rhodesia present day Zimbabwe. In , Price renounced his Zimbabwean citizenship and thereafter played under his British passport. It was not until that Price regained his dual citizenship. Price is married to Sue and has three children. They live in Hobe Sound, Florida. Price won his first tournament outside of South Africa at the Swiss Open.
It appears your browser may be outdated. For the best website experience, we recommend updating your browser. Played a limited schedule, making just five starts during the year as he prepped for his role as captain of the International team at The Presidents Cup in South Korea. Played in 14 events, the most he has played since after continual elbow woes limited him the previous two years. Missed the first half of the campaign while recovering from torn ligaments in his left elbow which had sidelined him since August, Played in just eight Champions Tour events due to injury, none after mid-August. Was in five Presidents Cup appearances from Had 10 top and 15 top finishes in 20 Champions Tour starts.