Golfing legend Nick Faldo 'Humbled' at receiving Knighthood

WGC S most famous sporting son, golfer Nick Faldo, said he was humbled after being knighted in the Queen s Birthday Honours. The former Sir Frederic Osborn pupil, who grew up in Knella Road, said he was delighted to be given the accolade. I am more

WGC'S most famous sporting son, golfer Nick Faldo, said he was "humbled" after being knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The former Sir Frederic Osborn pupil, who grew up in Knella Road, said he was "delighted" to be given the accolade.

"I am more than a little bit humbled to have been afforded this great honour," said the three times Open and US Masters winner.

"It has come as a real surprise and the reaction from my children, family and friends has made this a very special moment for me.


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"It has always been my intention to do my utmost to develop this game both in Britain and abroad and I am also delighted that my efforts through the Faldo Series have been recognised in this way."

It is not the first time the dad-of-three has been a recipient of an honour, having been made an MBE 11 years ago.

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The 51-year-old, six-time Major winner, added: "I believe I join Sir Henry Cotton as the only other professional British golfer to receive a Knighthood so to stand alongside such esteemed company is incredible.

"I should like if I may to accept this honour as a representative of a sport that has given me so much in my life.

"I would also like to thank all of the people that have helped make that possible - not least of all my parents, whose unstinting love and support is a real blessing.

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