Price wins first PGA title in four years

 

Nick Price claimed his first PGA Tour win in four years as he cruised to the Colonial Championship in Texas.

The Zimbabwean struggled early before pulling away with a three-under-par 67 and overcame consecutive bogeys on the front nine by playing the final 12 holes in three-under, enabling him to finish five shots better than David Toms and Kenny Perry.

Price finished with a 72-hole total of 13-under 267. Toms and Perry were at 272, with Dudley Hart at 273 and Davis Love III and Phil Tataurangi at 274.

Closer to the Senior Tour than his prime, Price won on the PGA Tour for the first time since the St Jude Classic four years ago.

"It feels like 10," said Price. "I didn't think this day was going to come." He earned his 17th PGA Tour win - four of which have come in Texas - and 41st worldwide.

Tom Watson had the surprise week, finishing alone in seventh at 275 as he took the week off from the Senior Tour.

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