Nick Price, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and two-time winner of Fort Worth’s annual PGA Tour stop, received the Distinguished Sportsman Award from officials at Colonial Country Club in a Thursday night ceremony.
Price, a three-time major champion who was ranked No. 1 in the world for 43 consecutive weeks in the 1990s, won 18 PGA Tour events. Included were Colonial titles in 2002 and 1994.
Price, who won more tour events in the 1990s than any player (15), also earned two PGA Championships and a British Open title to accompany 24 international victories and four titles on the Champions Tour.
A five-time participant in Presidents Cup play for the International Team, Price received the 2002 Jim Murray Award, given to a player for his cooperation with media members. He also earned the 2002 Payne Stewart Award, given to a player for his commitment to uphold the traditions of the game and its heritage of charitable support and professional conduct.
Colonial Country Club created the Distinguished Sportsman Award in 1989 to honor great individuals in golf and other athletic endeavors. Past recipients include Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Harvey Penick, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and Billy Casper.
_ Jimmy Burch