74th PGA Championship
Nick Price, who had come within three strokes of winning two major championships (British Open, ’82, ’88) in his 15-year career, put the pieces together in a memorable finale to the 74th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. The 35-year-old native of Durban, South Africa, now an Orlando, Fla., resident, made nine straight pars on the front nine of the final round. He seized the title by sinking birdie putts of 25 feet on the par-3, 222-yard 16th and 12 feet on the par-5, 536-yard 17th. Price held off by three strokes the challenges of John Cook, Nick Faldo, Jim Gallagher Jr., and Gene Sauers, who had led the Championship for 59 holes.