Nick Faldo explains massive Masters “c***-up”

Nick Faldo Saudi Golf League

Golf legend Nick Faldo didn’t have the best Sunday at the Masters.

The six-time major champion was slated on social media for spoiling Rory McIlroy’s magic moment at the 18th before broadcasters had had a chance to show it.

In his regular role as an analyst for CBS, Faldo and Jim Nantz were watching footage from elsewhere on the course when McIlroy’s bunker shot dropped into the cup.

• Pro who quit to live in jungle to make tour return

• Saudi league to announce "marquee names"

“I don’t want to spoil it,” Faldo said before it had been shown on a delay. “But something incredible has just happened.”

Earlier this week Faldo admitted he had made a “c***-up” and went on the Dan Patrick Show to explain himself.

“That was a rookie mistake,” he said.

“Jim’s talking to me and asking a question and when you hear the patrons roar and the crowd go nuts, you can’t come back and say, ‘Let’s look at Rory live in the bunker on 18.

• Is this the secret to McIlroy's stunning Sunday?

• Wilson claims Order of Merit win

“I got caught up for that split second and I reacted. I got it all wrong.

“I’ve been up there for 18 years and that’s my first c***-up.”

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

"Daftys”: Robert MacIntyre hits back at US PGA critics
US PGA 2022: Full prize money breakdown
9 things Justin Thomas gets for winning the US PGA
Justin Thomas wins US PGA in playoff
US PGA: Mito Pereira rues painful finish

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Improve your rhythm and you will improve your golf
play button
Denis Pugh’s tips for swinging on plane
play button
Keep your feet planted during the backswing
play button
Swing with more arm speed
See all videos right arrow