NICK PRICE: Oh, yeah. I told my wife three years ago, when golf is no longer fun for me, then I'm going to quit playing. The thing is there are times when you grind, but that's any job, you're going to grind and you've got to go through those periods where there's a lot of hard work involved, but for me I play golf at my schedule now and at my pace, and I'm still playing pretty well and I'm still enjoying it, and until such time as I feel that I can't make cuts and not play -- you've got to shift your focus. When you go from playing really well and then you have a chance, maybe one in every two, three weeks of winning and then all of a sudden that goes to four or five weeks and then that shifts to about every six, seven weeks, and that's probably where I am now. I feel like if I play really well once every six or seven weeks, six or seven tournaments, and I have a chance to win. That's what still inspires me because I don't know where that week is (laughter). I wish I could tell you.
I had a really good week in Dallas and I had a great chance to win there. If I birdied the last hole, I would have gone into a playoff, and I bogeyed it, ended up finishing 7th. But Doral I played really well, finished 11th, made some stupid mistakes coming down the stretch, but I had an outside chance to finish in the top 3 there.
I get up on a Sunday morning, and if I'm lying 20th, I want to finish in the top 10 or top 5. If I can't win, I'm trying to refocus and reset my goals because I enjoy playing the game. There's nothing else -- I can go fishing for three weeks and I get bored to tears. I can go fish as much as I want to and gee bored and come back and play golf and have fun, spend time with my kids, and when they get tired of me I come and play golf again. Everyone is happy.
I spend a lot of time with my kids, but I've still got a sense of purpose in life. I think if I stopped playing I wouldn't know what to do. I love the game so much, and I look at Arnold, and I see Arnold still whacking away at the ball at 70 whatever he is now, and I admire that. I wish Arnold had more outside interests, but he just loves golf so much.
I love fishing and I know that I'll be able to balance my life with lots of things, do a little more flying when I start slowing down in golf, but right now, people often say, when would you like your life to stop. 47 is pretty good right now. I don't want to be 35 again, I don't want to be 50. I don't want to hurry to get to the Champions Tour. I'm really enjoying this now.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Nick Price, thank you.
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