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Encyclopedia > Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo
Personal Information
Birth 18 July 1957 (1957-07-18) (age 50)
Welwyn Garden City, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Nationality Flag of England England
College None
Career
Turned Pro 1976
Current tours PGA Tour, European Tour, Champions Tour
Professional wins 43 (PGA Tour: 9, European Tour: 27, Other: 7)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 6
Masters Won 1989, 1990, 1996
U.S. Open 2nd: 1988
The Open Championship Won 1987, 1990, 1992
PGA Championship T2: 1992
Awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1997
PGA Tour
Player of the Year
1990
European Tour Order of Merit winner 1983, 1992
European Tour Scoring leader 1983, 1992
European Tour Player of the Year 1989, 1990, 1992

Nicholas "Nick" Alexander Faldo MBE (born 18 July 1957) is an English professional golfer on the European Tour, and is Europe's most successful player of all time. Over his career, he has won three Open Championship titles and three US Masters titles. He was ranked the World No. 1 on the Official World Golf Rankings for a total of 98 weeks. is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with Welwyn. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the game. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...

Contents

Tournament career

Faldo was born in Welwyn Garden City, England. He borrowed some clubs from his neighbours after watching Jack Nicklaus play the 1971 Masters on television. While working as a carpet fitter, Faldo won the English Amateur Championship and the British Youths Championship in 1975. He turned professional in 1976 and quickly achieved success, finishing 8th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1977 and 3rd in 1978 and winning a European Tour event in each of those seasons. In the former year he became the youngest player to appear in the Ryder Cup at the age of 21. Faldo was one of the leading players on the European Tour in the early 1980s, and he topped the Order of Merit in 1983. Not to be confused with Welwyn. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


However, feeling that he needed to refine his game in order to become a regular contender in major championships (British tabloids even dubbed him "Nick Foldo" after collapses at the 1983 Open Championship and the 1984 Masters), he spent the mid-1980s remodelling his swing under the tutelage of David Leadbetter. His performances dropped off for a couple of years as the changes occurred, but by 1987 he was playing at an even higher level, and he claimed his first major title at that year's Open Championship. He managed to beat American Paul Azinger by one shot even without getting a birdie in the final round (he parred all 18 holes), after Azinger bogeyed the final two holes of the tournament. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... David Leadbetter (born 27 June 1952) is a leading golf instructor, originally from Worthing in England. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ...


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Faldo was considered the best golfer in the world. He was noted for being remarkably composed under pressure, intimidating to his opponents, and won more of the four professional major tournaments (Faldo won six) than any other player in the world from 1987 through 1996 (Nick Price was second with three major victories during this period; Seve Ballesteros, a contemporary of Faldo's from Spain, won five majors from 1979-1988). He won the Open Championship again in 1990 in St Andrews, Scotland by six shots, and claimed it for a third time in 1992, outplaying American John Cook. He also won two more majors when he won the Masters Tournament in 1989 and 1990. At the 1989 Masters, he shot a 65, the low round of the tournament, to get into a playoff with Scott Hoch. He won the playoff after holing a somewhat lengthy putt on the 2nd playoff hole (Hoch missed a 2 foot putt to win on the first playoff hole). At the 1990 Masters, he came from behind again to get into a playoff with Raymond Floyd, once again winning on the second playoff hole after Floyd pulled his approach shot into a pond left of the green. Faldo spent a total of 98 weeks altogether at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings, and claimed the European Tour Order of Merit a second time in 1992. During that time, Faldo said of his success: "The run doesn't have to end. If someone is going to beat me then I'm going to make sure they've worked for their victory. Let them come and get it from me."[1] That year, he had worldwide earnings of £1,558,978, breaking the existing record. Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... For other uses, see St Andrews (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... John Cook is the name of: John Cook (1608-1660), English Solicitor General and regicide John Cook (1730-1789), American farmer and governor of Delaware John Cook (1791-1877), political figure in Upper Canada John Cook (1805-1892), Canadian clergyman and educator John Cook (1825-1910), American Civil War general... The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The U.S. Masters (outside of the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf. ... // Scott Mabon Hoch (born November 24, 1955) is an American golfer, who represented his country in the Ryder Cup in 1997 and 2002. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Throughout this time, he remained a European Tour player while also visiting America regularly and playing events around the world, but in 1995 he decided to concentrate on playing on the PGA Tour, as his priority was to win further major championships (and three out of the four majors are played in the United States). At first this strategy didn't seem to work, as he had a moderate 1995 season and start to the 1996 season, but he won a famous victory at the 1996 Masters to collect his sixth and final major championship. He went into the final round trailing Greg Norman by six shots, but was the beneficiary of an infamous Sunday collapse by Norman; Faldo shot a 67 to win by five over Norman, who struggled mightily en route to a 78. Though this is commonly remembered as the tournament Norman threw away, Faldo's 67 was a memorable display of concentration and consistency which put pressure on Norman. After Faldo finished, he hugged Norman and whispered something in his ear, which years later Norman confirmed to have included the line "Don't let the bastards get you down," a reference to the media, which Faldo assumed would aggressively hound Norman for the loss. Norman said in interview after defeat that "He (Faldo) had gone way, way up in my estimations". Since then they have become firm friends and fishing partners, a passion they both share. Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (married 1981, divorced 2007) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Professional wins 87 (PGA Tour: 20, European Tour: 14, PGA Tour of Australasia: 33, Other: 22...


Faldo was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1990 and the European Tour Player of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1992, and has won 29 European Tour titles. As Faldo entered his forties, his form gradually declined and he devoted more time to off-course activities. The last season that he played regularly on the PGA Tour was 2001. Afterwards, he refocused on the European Tour, but has consistently played less than a full schedule. His most recent top-10 finish in a major to date (and quite probably the final of his career) was a tie for eighth place at the 2003 Open Championship. As of July 2005, his career European Tour earnings are just under 8 million, and his PGA Tour earnings are over $5 million. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...


Faldo is also the most successful Ryder Cup player ever having won the most points of any player on either team and having represented the European Team a record 11 times and played a key role in making Europe competitive in the event. Having won 23 of his matches, lost 19, and halved 4, he also holds the record for having played the most Ryder Cup matches. He also holds the record for the most points won by any player 25 and is one of only six players to have scored a hole-in-one in the Ryder Cup. This article is about a golf shot. ...


While Faldo's professional individual tournament wins (39) pale in quantity to that of contemporaries Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer, the prestige and stature of his successes are impressive, and he has more major victories than any of these players. His CV boasts (often multiple) successes in high-profile tour events such as the French Open, Irish Open, Spanish Open, Swiss Open (now European Masters), the European PGA, the British Masters, the European Open, the Johnnie Walker Classic, and the Volvo Masters, as well as his Nissan Open, Doral Open and Heritage successes in the US. These wins are not only supplemented by his six majors, but also by his wins in invitational events such as the Nedbank Million Dollar Challenge, the World Championship of Golf, and the World Matchplay, as well as his team successes in the Dunhill Cup, the World Cup of Golf, and of course the Ryder Cup. Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (married 1981, divorced 2007) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Professional wins 87 (PGA Tour: 20, European Tour: 14, PGA Tour of Australasia: 33, Other: 22... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...


In the first half of 2007, Faldo did not appear in any regular tour events. He did play in the 2007 British Open, missing the cut. In his first Champions Tour event, he finished tied for 14th in the Senior British Open. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The Senior British Open Championship is a professional golf tournament for men aged fifty and over. ...


Other activities and awards

In 1991 Faldo launched his golf course design practice Faldo Design, which has designed or remodelled dozens of courses spread across several continents. Designs include Chart Hills, Sporting Club Berlin, Ocean Dunes, Vietnam, and Cottonwood Hills near Hutchinson, Kansas.[2] As way of opening his first course design in the UK (Charthills) in Kent, Faldo teed up on the dog-leg right par four. He drove in to the middle-right of the fairway, he then teed another ball and drove off, the two balls finished within 6 inches of each other and to this day can be seen set in to the fairway in a protective case. This was a mark of the man's ability at his peak. He has other business interests including coaching schools and pro shops. In 1996 he launched the Faldo Series to encourage young European golfers both male and female. Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat of Reno County, Kansas, west of Kansas City, Missouri, on the Arkansas River. ...


There are 1,200 participants between the ages of 11 and 21 each year and the top 60 players qualify for the Faldo Series Final, hosted each year by Faldo at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. The most notable graduate so far is the Englishman Nick Dougherty, who won on the European Tour for the first time in 2005. The Celtic Manor Resort is a hotel and resort in the city of Newport. ... This article is about the country. ... Nick Dougherty (born in Bootle, Merseyside on 24 May 1982) is an English golfer. ...


Faldo has written several golf instructional books.


Along with the Marriott hotel chain, Faldo established The Faldo Golf Institute in 1997. This is a golf instructional program designed to help golfers of every level improve their skills and enjoyment of golf. The Institute has four locations: Orlando, Florida, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Palm Desert, California, and Marco Island, Florida. Marriott International, Inc. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Orlando redirects here. ... Atlantic City redirects here. ... Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area), approximately 11 miles east of Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. ... Marco Island is a city and island in Collier County, Florida, United States. ...


He was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1989, and was awarded the MBE in 1998. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is given to one sportsman or sportswoman, usually British, every year. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Faldo was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2000, Faldo was ranked as the 18th greatest golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine.[3] The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The front cover of a Golf Digest magazine Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ...


Faldo has been selected to captain the European Ryder Cup team in 2008. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since cutting back on his playing schedule, Faldo has become a broadcaster for ABC Sports' PGA coverage. While never considered to be a particularly charismatic player, Faldo has surprised many fans with his dry, British wit and insightful commentary as part of the ABC team. [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ...


On 3 October 2006 it was announced that Faldo had signed a contract with CBS to replace Lanny Wadkins, to become the network's lead golf analyst. "I view this as a fabulous opportunity for me, which may come once every 10 years. But it will seriously curtail my playing career. My playing days aren't completely over but my priority now is given to CBS." Faldo's decision means he missed the 2007 Masters, an event he has won three times. CBS has signed a six-year contract with the US PGA Tour and will broadcast 21 events from 2007.[4] is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Lanny Wadkins (born December 5, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American golfer. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Personal life

He met his first wife, Melanie Rockall, when he was 21. They married in 1979, but five years later they parted when she discovered he was having affairs with his manager's secretary, Gill Bennett, and Diana Love. His divorce from Rockall came before his championship successes, and her settlement was relatively small.


He married Bennett in 1986, and the couple had three children: Natalie, Matthew and Georgia. They split up in 1995 after Faldo began a relationship with 20-year-old American golfing student Brenna Cepelak. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Their three-year affair ended when he met Valerie Bercher. The spurned Miss Cepelak famously battered Faldo's Porsche 959 with a golf club, causing £10,000 damage. Faldo's relationship with Bercher, a Swiss PR agent, began in 1998 when they met at the European Masters golf tournament. At the time, Valerie was working for marketing company IMG. She left her fiance Olivier Delaloye and married Faldo in July 2001 (the same day as his ex-caddie Fanny Sunesson got married, in a different location) in a lavish ceremony at his Windsor home, and they have a daughter Emma Scarlet (b. July 2003). It was announced in May 2006 that Faldo had filed for divorce.[5]. Golf World famously summed up the true mark of genius when they profiled the careers of Faldo and his arch rival for many years Greg Norman: "Norman has played and won more events: 87-43; however, Faldo has won more US and European tour titles: 36-34. Norman has won more money; Faldo has won more majors: 6-2. Norman has won more friends, Faldo more admirers." Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Porsche 959 The Porsche 959 is a supercar manufactured by Porsche AG from 1986 to 1989, first as a Group B rally car and later as a road going vehicle designed to satisfy FIA homologation regulations requiring that a minimum number of street legal... IMG, originally known as the International Management Group is a leading global talent agency and production company. ... Fanny Sunesson is most noted as being the golf caddie for Nick Faldo from 1990 to 1999. ...


Professional wins (43)

PGA Tour wins (9)

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European Tour wins (27)

In total, 211 official wins including three Open Championships which are also included in Faldo's PGA Tour win tally. The European Tour did not begin to recognize the three U.S.-based majors as part of its schedule until 1998, two years after Faldo's last Masters victory. The Skol Lager Individual was a one off European Tour golf tournament which was played over the Kings Course at Gleneagles in Scotland on 16 and 17 August 1977. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The Tournament Players Championship was a European Tour golf tournament which was played in either England or Scotland each year from 1977 to 1984. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The Martini International was a mens professional golf tournament that was in 1963 and every year from 1970 to 1983. ... The Car Care Plan International was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1982 to 1986. ... The Lawrence Batley International was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1981 to 1987. ... The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on professional mens golfs European Tour, currently played in early September each year. ... The Car Care Plan International was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1982 to 1986. ... The Open de España (formerly the Spanish Open) is the national open golf championship of Spain. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The Volvo Masters is the concluding official money event of the European Tour season, the equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which takes place each May. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The European Open is a European Tour golf tournament. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The Belgian Open was a mens golf tournament which was played intermittantly from 1910-2000. ...


Other wins (7)

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Major Championships

Wins (6)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners Up
1987 The Open Championship 1 shot deficit -5 (68-69-71-71=279) 1 stroke Flag of the United States Paul Azinger, Flag of Australia Rodger Davis
1989 The Masters 5 shot deficit -5 (68-73-77-65=283) Playoff 1 Flag of the United States Scott Hoch
1990 The Masters (2) 3 shot deficit -10 (71-72-66-69=278) Playoff 2 Flag of the United States Raymond Floyd
1990 The Open Championship (2) 5 shot lead -18 (67-65-67-71=270) 5 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe Mark McNulty, Flag of the United States Payne Stewart
1992 The Open Championship (3) 4 shot lead -12 (66-64-69-73=272) 1 stroke Flag of the United States John Cook
1996 The Masters (3) 6 shot deficit -12 (69-67-73-67=276) 5 strokes Flag of Australia Greg Norman

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Results timeline

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Masters DNP DNP DNP 40
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T28 T62 T7 T19
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP DNP T20 T15 T25 DNP DNP T30 1
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T55 DNP DNP DNP 2 T18
The Open Championship T12 T11 T4 T8 T6 T53 5 1 3 T11
PGA Championship DNP DNP T14 CUT T20 T54 CUT T28 T4 T9
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters 1 T12 T13 T39 32 T24 1 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open T3 T16 T4 T72 CUT T45 T16 T48 CUT CUT
The Open Championship 1 T17 1 2 T8 T40 4 T51 T44 CUT
PGA Championship T19 T16 T2 3 T4 T31 T65 CUT T54 T41
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters T28 CUT T14 T33 CUT WD CUT DNP
U.S. Open 7 T72 T5 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T41 CUT T59 T8 CUT T11 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T51 T51 T60 DNP T49 DNP DNP DNP

DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
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Team appearances

  • Ryder Cup (representing GB & Ireland / Europe): 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985 (winners), 1987 (winners), 1989 (tied match and retained trophy), 1991, 1993, 1995 (winners), 1997 (winners). He is scheduled to be the non-playing captain of the Europe team in 2008. Faldo has the career records for the most points won in Ryder Cups, and for the most Ryder Cup selections.
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing England): 1985, 1986, 1987 (winners), 1988, 1991, 1993.
  • World Cup (representing England): 1977, 1991, 1998 (winners).
  • UBS Cup: 2001, 2002, 2003.
  • Double Diamond: 1977.
  • Four Tours World Championship: 1986, 1987, 1990.
  • Hennessy Cognac Cup: 1978 (winners), 1980 (winners), 1982 (winners), 1984 (winners).
  • The Royal Trophy (representing Europe): 2006 (winners).

The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The UBS Cup was a team golf tournament contested by the United States and the Rest of the World which ran from 2001 to 2004. ... Double Diamond is a brand of British beer. ... The Royal Trophy is a mens professional team golf tournament which was played for the first time in January 2006 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand. ...

See also

This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ... This article lists the 190 men who have won a major golf championship by the number of majors they have accumulated, and is complete through the 2006 Masters Tournament. ... This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more events on the PGA European Tour since it was established in 1970. ...

References

  1. ^ The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations, ed. Jim Apfelbaum. 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.hutchnews.com/sports/stories/cottonwood062007.shtml
  3. ^ Yocom, Guy (July 2000). 50 Greatest Golfers of All Time: And What They Taught Us. Golf Digest. Retrieved on 2007-12-05.
  4. ^ BBC SPORT | Golf | Faldo winds down playing career
  5. ^ Faldo ditches wife No3 | The Sun |HomePage|News

The front cover of a Golf Digest magazine Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Preceded by
Steve Davis
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Paul Gascoigne

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Faldo off to fast start at Senior British Open - USATODAY.com (695 words)
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Nick Faldo recaptured enough of his famous competitive edge Thursday to shoot a 3-under 68 for a share of the lead in his senior tour debut.
Faldo's accuracy was all the more remarkable because last week's British Open was the only tournament he had played in for several months.
But Faldo was quick to recover, his accuracy getting him close to the pins and enabling him to hole from 3 feet at the third, 5 feet at the fourth and 4 feet at the fifth.
Faldo Leads British Senior Open | Cybergolf News (1335 words)
NICK FALDO: Yeah, I was very surprised, you know, just trying to do the best I could, trying to find a routine and I was able to do it which is quite surprising.
NICK FALDO: Yeah, you bounce in and out of the emotions: hit a bad shot, and 'eww, had enough of it' and you hit a good one, and, 'oh, this is all right.' You know, it was just nice to be out there doing that today.
NICK FALDO: Well, probably up to the front nine, I thought 4-under, you're not meant to do that at Muirfield, are you, just go out and shoot 4-under.
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