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Price right at Colonial

Five-stroke victory halts long slump on PGA Tour

May 20, 2002

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— Nick Price no longer has to doubt himself. He can still win on the PGA Tour, and he can do it in a big way.

Making big shots late after looking vulnerable, Price shot a 3-under 67 Sunday in the Colonial for his first victory in four years.

"It feels like it's been 10 years. I didn't think this day was going to come," Price said. "That self-doubt has been cast away now. There's not pressure any more on me to win because I've proven it to myself."

The 45-year-old player from Zimbabwe finished at 13-under 267, five strokes ahead of David Toms and Kenny Perry.

Price also took a five-stroke lead into the round, but started the back nine just two ahead of Perry and Toms. Price regained control with birdies on Nos. 11, 12 and 14.

"I've had six or seven chances in the last two years and for some rhyme of reason something always seemed to go wrong," he said.

Toms (66) and Perry (67) tied for second at 8 under. Dudley Hart, after his second 65 in three days, was fourth at 7 under.

Davis Love III and Phil Tataurangi were both at 274, a stroke ahead of Tom Watson.

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