Phil Price aiming for second national title
9:02am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Sport
FORMER Ryder Cup hero and leading European Tour player Phil Price will bid to add a second Welsh National PGA Championship to his name later this month – two decades after last lifting the title.
The 46-year-old from Newport is part of an 84-strong field competing at Royal St David's on October 17 and 18 in the £10,000 tournament.
Price, who famously beat Phil Mickelson in the Ryder Cup singles at The Belfry in 2002, won the historic Welsh crown at Mountain Lakes Golf Club, Caerphilly in 1993.
Worcester Golf Club's Graham Farr finished third behind Price in that year and will also in action in north Wales as will be John Peters (Southerndown) and James Lee (Caerphilly) who finished in the top eight 20 years ago.
Other past Welsh champions in the field include three-time winner Simon Edwards (Windermere) and two-time victors Sion Bebb (Vale) and Newport's Paul Mayo.
Price is the highest profile player in the field and enjoys a reputation as one of Wales' best-ever golfers with his Tour victories including the Portuguese Open in 1994 and the European Open in 2003.
Past winners include Ryder Cup-winning captain Ian Woosnam, Ryder Cup player and captain Brian Huggett and Sid Mouland, who holds the record with six victories.
Royal St David's will be hosting the tournament for the third time having previously staged it in 1939 and 2010.
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