Faldo announces final Open outing

PUBLISHED: 18:10 20 April 2015

Sir Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo

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Welwyn Garden City golfing great Sir Nick Faldo MBE will play in his last Open at St Andrews this summer on the 25th anniversary of his victory at the home of golf.

The six-time Major champion plans to make a farewell on the famous Swilcan Bridge after a long and hugely successful career which saw him become Champion Golfer of the Year at St Andrews in 1990 and at Muirfield in 1987 and 1992.

He also achieved 10 top 10 finishes in The Open 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 in the Championship in July.

Faldo, who began his career at WGC Golf Club, said: “The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart.

“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.”

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 at Carnoustie in 1975.

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