Nick Faldo to bow out at the Open

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• Sir Nick Faldo to compete in his final Open this summer
• Will make his 100th appearance at a major championship
• Also marks 25th anniversary since win at St Andrews

SIR NICK FALDO

Sir Nick Faldo will make his 100th and final appearance at a major this summer on the 25th anniversary of his second Open Championship triumph at St Andrews.


The six-time major winner plans to make a farewell on the famous Swilcan Bridge after a long and hugely successful career which saw him win the Open in 1987, 1990 and 1992, while he also achieved ten top ten finishes between 1978 and 2003.

The Englishman, who will celebrate his 58th birthday during the Open, will join five-time Open champion Tom Watson in making a final appearance at the tournament in July.
"I am grateful for it all and grateful to golf" - Sir Nick Faldo

“The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart,” Nick Faldo said. “My fondest moments on my journey with this great sport are woven with pictures and emotions in this setting. It all means a huge amount to me.

“I look forward to celebrating all that golf has given me as I cross that storied bridge and the wonderful memories I share with many people. I am grateful for it all and grateful to golf."

Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, added: “Sir Nick Faldo is an inspirational figure in British golf and has enjoyed a remarkable career in the Open. He has delighted the galleries over many years with his three victories and consistently outstanding performances.

119th Open Championship

“I’m sure there will be great anticipation among the galleries at St Andrews to see him play in the Open once again and he will receive a rousing ovation worthy of a great champion.”

Faldo will be among a cast of golf’s greatest players who will take part in the Champion Golfers’ Challenge on Wednesday, July 15 ahead of the Open. He will join five-time champions Peter Thomson, who is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his triumph at St Andrews in 1955, and Watson, on the 40th anniversary of his win in his debut appearance at Carnoustie in 1975.

Faldo’s debut at the Open came at Royal Birkdale in 1976, where he finished T28, and he has played in every tournament since with the exception of 2008, 2011 and 2012.

Sir Nick Faldo :: Open memories


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