Nick Price was born in South Africa to English parents who moved the family to Rhodesia when Price was very young. Price would become a citizen, even serving in the Rhodesian Army during that country's civil war (from which it emerged as Zimbabwe).

An older brother introduced Price to golf, and Price ran with the new game. As a junior, he dominated in his native country. At age 17, Price traveled to San Diego, Calif., where he won the Junior World Championship.

Price turned pro at the age of 20 in 1977. He played the European Tour in those early years, claiming his first victory at the 1980 Swiss Open. He won four more times on the Euro Tour in 1982, then joined the U.S. PGA Tour in 1983.

He experienced immediate success, holding off Jack Nicklaus to win the 1983 World Series of Golf. It was 8 years before Price won again on the PGA Tour, but when he did, he emerged as one of the best players in the world.

Price won the British Open in 1992. In 1993, he won 4 times in the U.S., led the PGA Tour in money and won the Vardon Trophy for low scoring average. In 1994, Price won his second British Open, plus the PGA Championship.

Price was a short hitter off the tee, but his fabulous iron play and clutch short game kept him at or near the top of the golf world for several more years. In 1997, he won his second Vardon Trophy on the PGA Tour.

Price hasn't won a major since 1994, but remains highly competitive. He has represented the International team at the Presidents Cup in each staging of that event from 1994 to 2003.

Price flies his own jet plane to and from tournaments. In 1997, Price published the instructional book, "The Swing" (compare prices).

Nick Price was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.

Awards and Honors:

• Member, World Golf Hall of Fame
• PGA Tour money leader, 1993, 1994
• PGA Tour Vardon Trophy (scoring) winner, 1993, 1997
• PGA Tour Player of the Year, 1993, 1994
• 5-time member, International team, Presidents Cup