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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Price Returns to Scotland, Bidding for Dunhill Cup

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- World No. 1 Nick Price returns to the country of his greatest triumph to lead Zimbabwe in this week's international Dunhill Cup team golf championships.


But in his first visit to Britain since his British Open triumph at Turnberry 11 weeks ago, Price must forget his woeful performance in the 16-team, $1.6 million event last year.


He will seek instead to sustain the form that earned him the British Open title and the top ranking in July, as well as two victories since, when he sets out Thursday on the famous Old Course.


A year ago, with Zimbabwe seeded first, Price lost all his three individual matches in his first appearance in the event as his team was eliminated after finishing third in its round-robin group.


He even missed an 18-inch putt on the last green to drop his opening match by one stroke.


This year, however, Price, 37, has been imperious with seven victories, including the U.S. PGA title in August and the Canadian Open title last month.


Right behind Price in the world rankings is Greg Norman, leading the Australian team for the eighth time in the 10-year history of the tournament. But Norman's form is suspect after a recent operation for hemorrhoids left him sidelined longer than anticipated.


The American defending champions have sent back only one of their winning side, world No. 6 Fred Couples. But Couples is joined by two men from the 1989 championship team, former U.S. Open champions Tom Kite and Curtis Strange.


New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, England, France, Spain, South Africa, Scotland, Taiwan, Paraguay, Sweden, Germany and Canada are also fielding teams.Round-robin matches occupy the first three days, with the four group winners going into Sunday morning's semifinals. The final is Sunday afternoon.Reuters


ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- World No. 1 Nick Price returns to the country of his greatest triumph to lead Zimbabwe in this week's international Dunhill Cup team golf championships.


But in his first visit to Britain since his British Open triumph at Turnberry 11 weeks ago, Price must forget his woeful performance in the 16-team, $1.6 million event last year.


He will seek instead to sustain the form that earned him the British Open title and the top ranking in July, as well as two victories since, when he sets out Thursday on the famous Old Course.


A year ago, with Zimbabwe seeded first, Price lost all his three individual matches in his first appearance in the event as his team was eliminated after finishing third in its round-robin group.


He even missed an 18-inch putt on the last green to drop his opening match by one stroke.


This year, however, Price, 37, has been imperious with seven victories, including the U.S. PGA title in August and the Canadian Open title last month.


Right behind Price in the world rankings is Greg Norman, leading the Australian team for the eighth time in the 10-year history of the tournament. But Norman's form is suspect after a recent operation for hemorrhoids left him sidelined longer than anticipated.


The American defending champions have sent back only one of their winning side, world No. 6 Fred Couples. But Couples is joined by two men from the 1989 championship team, former U.S. Open champions Tom Kite and Curtis Strange.


New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, England, France, Spain, South Africa, Scotland, Taiwan, Paraguay, Sweden, Germany and Canada are also fielding teams.Round-robin matches occupy the first three days, with the four group winners going into Sunday morning's semifinals. The final is Sunday afternoon.