Nick Faldo

    Nick Faldo

    Height: 6 ft. 3 in 

    Weight: 195 lbs 

    Birthday:  07/18/1957

    College:  -

    Turned Pro: 1976

    Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, England

    Country: England

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    Faldo was one of the most successful European golfers in history. He won a total of six Major Championships, three US Masters (1989, 1990 and 1996) and three British Open Championships (1987, 1990 and 1992). He was the number one golfer in the World Rankings for a total of 97 weeks throughout his career. These days he is a commentator for CBS Sports.

    Faldo won 30 European Tour events in his career. The first of these came in his rookie season at the 36 hole Skol Lager Individual after a play-off. In his career he also won three regular PGA Tour events. His last win came in 1997 at the Nissan Open where Faldo shot 68-68 over the weekend to finish two strokes ahead of Craig Stadler. Other notable wins of his career include the World Matchplay Championship (1989 and 1992), the Nedbank Million Dollar Challenge (1994) and the World Cup of Golf (in 1998 with partner David Carter).

    Faldo played in eleven Ryder Cups, being on the victorious side on five occasions. He currently holds the record for the most points won by a European player at 25 points. He was captain at the 2008 Ryder Cup which was played at Valhalla Golf Club. The United States won comfortable (16.5 points vs 11.5 points) which was the largest United States victory margin since 1981. He was largely criticised for the way he performed in his role for the week.

    Faldo finished in the top 5 of a Major Championship on seventeen occasions including second place finishes at the US Open in 1988 (lost in an 18 hole play-off to Curtis Strange), the PGA Championship in 1992 and the 1993 British Open Championship. Faldo was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1997. He won the European Tour Order of Merit twice (1983, 1992), was the European Tour Player of the Year on three occasions (1989, 1990, 1992) and was the PGA Player of the Year in 1990.
     

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