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The Sports Professor, Rick Horrow, talks with golf Hall of Famer Nick Price about his career and much more.
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48 professional wins three major championships including US open and PGA and 94 which victory stands out the most. Probably the British Open. We're not one that in money for having had close -- back in 82 and in 88. -- at some way at one stage I thought that that to race runner up finishes that I had in the championship. That I was evident when it. And and then along came 93 who have played really well -- great one and in 94. Went into the week not playing very well and as that we agree that played better and better and and you know yes the point -- -- huge mistake on eighteen which. Allowed me to win tonight I felt like the old laws say that I was. I think catcher which I was in. You know -- made on seventeen and William and on sixteen was was huge though. That's probably the one that sticks out -- control as of about them and. It's been written -- used it every year you enter into your -- -- persistence and persistence and persistence. How does that help people mentally and physically. If I can go back a little bit when office or city about a fear of playing on assuming it. He has same agent pick he's about four months younger -- I I honestly say I watched him on their range and I was mesmerized. And and and I there was no way in my game with. Him and I figured in any way negating the way in this game was to just keep chipping away. And -- ground rule for the rough it is time in -- with a cold game where I could compete against that you had so much -- And I mean it was phenomenal how far you people how you know how beautifully short game I mean I was rank amateur. Hit balls next to him and we were both 21 years old I was way behind. And and that was you know -- and you come across other guys you know Greg Norman and and a few other guys at that stage. You know who would really -- as these were guys who headed the whole package. They had the looks they had you know the panache they had that affiliate. And and attractive people which was fantastic. But for me I knew that anyway I was it was -- reaching -- the -- of golf was to just be stubborn. And keep knocking mine hit against -- -- war and hopefully want outbreak one of the breaks and all though the war. You maintain a number one ranking in the world in the mid nineties for a year -- a field have all the top golfers gunning right act. I had such a tough time knocking Greg Norman north is hurt and it took me to win it took me two majors. Effective it manages to knock people. And I've been playing so Wilson's sort of that Palin the money to mid -- to. But really my game was. Winning or getting to number one was a byproduct of for the winning it wasn't something that you focused. You focusing I was focusing on winning and winning as frequently as I could and then all of a sudden you know but the number one. -- back in those days you know it's not sort of like say those days and sixteen years ago that. It it it wasn't as big a deal because that will ranking was still in it's infancy. Whereas now. You know issue with tiger -- one. It's a big deal and it is you know it was it was a big deal I want them play it too much it was a big deal but I don't think it has. Developments that is now. -- you wanna elite golfers in the nine seasons tough for everybody that along comes this kid. At a Stanford. Had a field did you expect great things that actually happened with. -- -- played effects on them at Augusta when he was still an amateur. I think it was back and -- five. And you know that you could see it was this huge raw talent. I -- he has. And he was a little wild off the tee environment that they -- played with him but oh what a lot of -- because there. And study designed game was good he had a lot of power and he was the scoring you know I mean I that was really skinny. -- in those days that you could see. That it was something that does this -- news and you know great future and them and we're not played with him you know in the late suit that late ninety's it's nice given night at 990. It was phenomenal toward -- given everything that's happened with tiger do you think he has. The stuff left to win let's say eighteen or nineteen majors. I think its -- now. -- you know the lost two years. I don't think he swing and as well as as he was in the ninth in in the late nineties and in 2000. I played in the British over the first two rounds and is now. That's and it. And I can honestly tell you he's short I think it was thirteen under par for the two rounds and didn't even break this week. It was almost like he was doing thirty miles in now with cruise control. And yet cause it could go 150 you know I mean that's what the appearance that he he he played phenomenally well -- -- -- I've ever seen anyone have that much control. All of these long game and -- it. And so it didn't surprise me that they've won four majors. But. Pakistan I don't think -- swing if anything is it was and I think that's way if I would. Giving him advice I would say you need to get your swing back in order in and get back to what you do in the nineties -- So the various tours have suffered throughout the world because of the economy as well give us your assessment of the economy today and it's impact on the Dolphins. -- -- the whole. Golfers on the periphery of -- okay golfer is one of those. It's it's and part time fault for most people for everyone. If you've been lucky -- places. For a living. But you know win. You have a recession it's the peripheral stuff that takes them off the first. And then that's what we've seen you know the golf courses have been struggling I think golf sales have been struggling. Tiger certainly help. That room. The golf industry -- You know good eight opinions so we've got to be grateful for that one. If he starts playing well again I think we're gonna see. You know an interest come back into golf because -- put golf in a lot that it -- -- that they have. Lot of magazines you know People Magazine -- on the or these and he put golf in places we've a lot of people who knew enough about -- So that was a wonderful thing. But I think that -- recession you know we're we're always going to be one of the first if you can station and you know the golf industry. People line you know things. I struggle with with the Cubs and also with the manufacturers. So it's a tough time -- worried that. Democrat -- lines tiger. I think just watching. It's true the mid two thousands that. The network would. Use him a little bit as a as a crutch even when he wasn't playing well because they knew that they -- tiger they would get these -- But what happened subsequently was affected a lot of the young Q you came when it -- that they needed. And you know it's always like people to shore up -- and every now and in case the -- bit. And and and I think that was something that. Had I think the producer for network on -- on the same thing so I don't really -- point fingers at. But I feel that they should've. Given him his time but also shown some of the young guys and did some. You know does some good articles all good -- pieces on the young guys that are coming out. And frank opinion that a great deal with that when he was with these. You know people can really relate to people they know he's. And that's what you need to be you need to educate. If you and shows that this is youngsters coming up so. You know Mickelson and Ernie what would take it I think that was the saddest thing at that time and B yeah he did. That's an idea I think it was for five that. Any time over the history of the game you always had 23 people applying for that number one spot. And tiger and it always -- for so long and deservedly so because he played so well. That you know we need competition that's working on won't get there. Hogan Snead Nelson you know those -- the great sort of times in golf. And certainly realistic and you know it's great myself -- felt it couples we all played well through that period in the in the ninth and and with competing for the week in and week out and it was like a roll of the dies which -- that --