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Legendary golfer Nick Price sings the praises of Weyburn's Graham DeLaet

Golfing legend Nick Price, who was in Saskatoon today for a charity event, is already familiar with Saskatchewan because he is a big fan of Graham DeLaet.

Price was in Saskatoon for special charity event

Legendary golfer Nick Price was in Saskatoon for a charity event. (Eric Anderson/CBC)

Golfing legend Nick Price, who was in Saskatoon today for a charity event, is already familiar with Saskatchewan, because he is a big fan of Graham DeLaet.

Price, who is from Zimbabwe, has won 50 tournaments in his career, including two PGA championships. 

He was at the Willows Golf and Country Club today to help raise money for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. 

In speaking to reporters, he had high praise for DeLaet. 

"He's such a gutsy player," Price said. "He's got a lot of grit and a lot of substance to him. He's a real grinder. I think he's probably at the cusp, right now, of, if he's healthy, he's going to win soon."

Presidents Cup on the horizon

Graham DeLaet, from Weyburn, received big praise from legendary golfer Nick Price. Price was in Saskatoon for a charity event. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Price is hopeful DeLaet can play his way to the Presidents Cup, a competition that pits the top 12 golfers in the U.S. against the top 12 golfers from around the world (outside of Europe). 

Price is the captain of the international team this year.   

He's got a lot of grit and a lot of substance to him. He's a real grinder.- Nick Price on Graham DeLaet

DeLaet performed well at the Presidents Cup two years ago, when Price was captain. That's where the two got to know each other.

Price has advice for DeLaet, who has struggled in some of his competitions this year, including the Canadian Open. 

"It's been a frustrating year for him because when he has played and been injury free, he's played really well," Price said. "I tried to tell him a while back, I said 'just put a good finish into the season.'"

Price said he will be watching DeLaet closely this weekend at The Barclays tournament in New Jersey. 

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