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Nick Price awarded USGA Bob Jones Award

Nick Price, a 2003 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame and winner of three major championships and more than 40 professional titles worldwide, has been selected to receive the 2005 USGA Bob Jones Award.

Presented annually since 1955, the USGA’s top award is given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. The award seeks to recognize a person who emulates Jones’ spirit, his personal qualities and his attitude toward the game and its players. It will be presented on Feb. 5 at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Now 47, Price was the best player in the game in the 1990s, winning 15 PGA tour events and another 12 times internationally. His highlight was 1994 when he won six times, including the British Open and PGA Championship, on his way to PGA Tour Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. In his overall professional career, he has won 18 times in the United States and 23 times internationally.

Price has been a professional golfer since 1977 and has ranked among the sport’s top-50 money leaders for the last 18 seasons. He has published books on the golf swing, built golf courses, learned to fly his own helicopter and recently started his own golf apparel company. He also is the only golfer to be ranked among the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking since its inception in 1986.

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