Nick Price eyes elite feat

Former World No 1 Nick Price will attempt to join an elite group of players who have won both The Open Championship and The Senior Open Championship when he makes his debut in the latter at Walton Heath Golf Club this week.

The Zimbabwean won the Claret Jug at Turnberry in 1994, before underlining his status as the best player on the planet when he won back-to-back majors at the US PGA Championship later that year.

Now the 54 year old, who also won the US PGA Championship in 1992, is hoping to add to his collection of major victories and join Gary Player, Bob Charles and Tom Watson as the only players to win both The Open and Senior Open Championships.

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"Walton Heath is truly one of the most beautiful heathland courses in England," he said. "I really enjoy playing it and it is a course that you really have to drive the ball straight on.

"I feel bad that I've not had the chance to play the Senior Open so far, as it is the one Senior major that you really want to win. It's not The Open Championship, but it is the next best thing for us guys."

Joining Price in the field at Walton Heath will be defending champion Bernhard Langer, fellow former Ryder Cup captains Mark James, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam and American Watson.