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Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Herts, England
  • Residence: Old Windsor, England and Orlando, Fla.
  • Birthdate: July 18, 1957
  • Age: 47
  • Turned Professional: 1976
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Player Notes

In 1972, the 15 year old Faldo watched Jack Nicklaus win the Masters, deciding then that he wanted to play golf and be the greatest player in the world. Three years later he won the British Youths Amateur and English Amateur Championship, and at age 19 turned professional. . . In 1977, he finished eighth on the European Tour's Order of Merit, and by the next year had shown that he had a claim to be one of Europe's best with a win at the British PGA Championship and a third place finish on the '78 Order of Merit. Although Faldo would continue to win regularly in Europe, and even won the 1984 Heritage Classic in America, he decided in 1985 to completely overhaul his swing, working with David Leadbetter for two years before he saw the desired results - a swing that would hold up to major championship pressure. With a final round that was a clinic in control, Faldo translated 18 straight pars into his first major championship win, edging Paul Azinger at the 1987 British Open at Muirfield. . . Throughout his career, Faldo has focused on the majors, and his record in the four big tournaments is excellent, with three wins apiece at the Masters and British Open, seconds at both the U.S. Open and PGA Championships, and 23 career top-10s. . .Winner of 27 European Tour events including 1987, '90 and '92 British Open. . .Led the European Tour in earning 1983, and 1992 . . .Member of a record 11 European Ryder Cup Teams (1977, '79, '81, '83, '85, '87, '89, '91, '93, '95 and '97).

Career Victories

European Tour
27 - 1977 Skol Lager, 1978 Colgate PGA Championship, 1980 and '81 Sun Alliance PGA Championship, 1982 Haig Whiskey TPC, 1983 French Open, Martini International, Car Care Plan International, Lawrence Batley International, Swiss Open-European Masters, 1984 Car Care Plan International, 1987 Spanish Open, British Open, 1988 French Open, Volvo Masters, 1989 Volvo PGA Championship, Dunhill British Masters, French Open, 1990 British Open, 1991, '92 and '93 Irish Open, 1992 British Open, Scandinavian Masters, European Open, 1993 Johnnie Walker Classic, Irish Open, 1994 Alfred Dunhill Open.

PGA Tour
9 - 1984 Sea Pines Heritage Classic, 1987 British Open, 1989 Masters, 1990 Masters, British Open, 1992 British Open, 1994 Doral Ryder Open, 1996 Masters, 1997 Nissan Open.

Other
1977 Skol Lager, 1979 ICL Tournament, 1989 Suntory World Match Play Championship, 1990 Johnnie Walker Classic (in Hong Kong), 1992 Toyota World Match Play Championship, Johnnie Walker Championship, 1994 Million Dollar Challenge

Career Summary

1990 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 69.64 (ranked 2nd); �Euro 279,912 or �199,937 (ranked 12th).

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.93; money $345,262 (ranked 37th).

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.62 (ranked 7th); �Eruo344,249 or �245,892 (ranked 10th); winner Irish Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.96; money $127,156 (ranked 117th); best finish, T6th, Buick Open.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 12; stroke average 69.10 (ranked 1st); �Eruo991,931 or �708,522 (ranked 1st); winner Irish Open, British Open, Scandinavian Masters, European Open, Toyota World Match Play and the Johnnie World Championship.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 4; money $345,168 (ranked 41st); best finish, T2nd, Players Championship and PGA Championship.

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 69.76 (ranked 1st); �Eruo782,233 or �558,738 (ranked 2nd); winner Johnnie Walker Classic and Irish Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 2; money $188,886 (ranked 91st); best finish, 3rd, PGA Championship.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 69.81 (ranked 6th); �Eruo449,758 or �321,256 (ranked 8th); winner Alfred Dunhill Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 2; money $221,146 (ranked 83rd); best finish, T4th, PGA Championship.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 3; in money - 3; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.08; �Eruo130,463 or �93,188 (ranked 61st); best finish, 2nd, Scottish Open. It was the first time since 1986 in which Faldo did not win a European tour event.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 69.85 (ranked T5th); money $790,961 (ranked 19th); winner, Doral Ryder Open.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 5; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.85; �Eruo258,707 or �184,791; best finish, T2nd, Volvo PGA Championship.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 69.92 (ranked 9th); money $942,621 (ranked 12th); winner The Masters.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 69.88; �Eruo269,340 or �192,386; best finish, T2nd, Volvo PGA Championship.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.74 (ranked 61st); money $431,326 (ranked 58th); winner Nissan Open.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.90; �Eruo109,451 or �78,179; best finish, 6th, Trophee Lancome.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 71.19 (ranked T95th); money $150,703 (ranked163rd); best finish, T18th, Players Championship.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.34; �Eruo122,003 or �87,145; best finish, T7th, Benson & Hedges International.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.76; money $221,544 (ranked151st); best finish, T5th, Michelob Championship at Kingsmill.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.95; money ?Eruo380,023 or �226,009; best finish T6th, Canon European Masters.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; Rounds Played: 49 ; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 1; Best finish: 7th at the U.S. Open; Earnings: $276,583 Rank (142nd)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.22 / (N/A); Driving Distance - 268.3 / (N/A); Driving Accuracy - 76.4% / (N/A); GIR - 63.3% / (N/A); Putting - 1.805 / (N/A); Birdie Average - 3.04 per rd / (N/A) / Total Birdies - 149; Sand Saves - 42.4% / (N/A); Scrambling - 57.9% / (N/A); All-Around Rank - / (N/A)

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.36 (ranked T82nd); money ?Eruo315,858 or �96,388 (ranked 66th); best finish 3rd Volvo PGA Championship & T3rd Alfred Dunhill Championship.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; Rounds Played: 45 ; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 1; Best finish: T-10th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic; Earnings: $215,961 Rank (179th-unofficial).

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 71.01 (ranked T26th); money ?Eruo771,472 or �491,900 (ranked 27th); best finish 3rd Caltex Singapore Masters.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; Rounds Played: 20 ; in money - 5; top-10 finishes - 1; Best finish: T-5th at the U.S. Open; Earnings: $321,208 Rank (154th-unofficial).

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.13 (ranked 39th); money ?Eruo503,858 or �351,295 (ranked 46th); best finish T2nd, Heineken Classic.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; Rounds Played - 26; in money - 6; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $283,383 Rank (170th - unofficial); Best finish: T-8th at the British Open.

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