Nick Faldo

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
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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
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Age: 61 years old

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

Events in the Life of Nick Faldo

  • 1987-07-19 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Briton Nick Faldo wins his first major title, by 1 shot from Paul Azinger and Rodger Davis
  • 1988-06-20 US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: Curtis Strange wins a Monday 18-hole playoff by 4 strokes from Englishman Nick Faldo
  • 1989-04-09 53rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Englishman Nick Faldo wins the first of his 3 Masters titles after a final round 65 (−7) and a birdie on the 2nd hole of a sudden-death playoff with Scott Hoch
  • 1990-04-08 54th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Nick Faldo of England goes back-to-back with a par on the 2nd sudden-death playoff hole with Raymond Floyd
  • 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
  • 1992-03-29 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Davis Love III wins by 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Ian Baker-Finch, Phil Blackmar, Nick Faldo, and Tom Watson.
  • 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
  • 1993-07-18 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Australian Greg Norman fires final round 64 (–6) to win his 2nd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Englishman Nick Faldo
  • 1996-04-14 60th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Masters and 6th and final major title, 5 strokes ahead of Greg Norman of Australia
  • 1997-09-18 Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

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