Nick Faldo

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo Full Name: Nick Faldo


Profession: Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Why Famous: A top player of his era, renowned for his single-minded dedication to the game, he was ranked No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking for a total of 97 weeks.

He won 40 events in total including six major championships (three Open Championships and three Masters).

Born: July 18, 1957 (61 years old)
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1986-01-03 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett
  • 1998-10-13 Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 12 years of marriage
  • 2001-07-28 Six-time golf winner Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife Valerie Bercher on a lavish ceremony in Windsor, England

Historical Events in the Life of Nick Faldo

  • 1987-07-19 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Briton Nick Faldo wins his 1st major title, by 1 shot from Paul Azinger & Rodger Davis
  • 1988-06-20 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange wins playoff by 4 from Nick Faldo after finishing on 6-under-278 in regulation play
  • 1989-04-09 53rd Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 after Scott Hoch chokes on an 18 inch putt
  • 1990-04-08 54th Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278
  • 1990-07-22 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Englishman Nick Faldo wins the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships by 5 strokes from runners-up Mark McNulty & Payne Stewart
  • 1992-07-19 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from American John Cook
  • 1992-08-16 PGA Championship, Bellerive CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins by 3 from John Cook, Nick Faldo, Jim Gallagher & Gene Sauers
  • 1996-04-14 60th Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276
  • 1997-03-02 Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open
  • 1997-09-18 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

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