Muirfield brings back happy memories for golfer Nick Faldo ahead of his Open Championship return

PUBLISHED: 10:40 16 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:15 16 July 2013

Nick Faldo (Picture courtesy of Faldo Enterprises)

Nick Faldo (Picture courtesy of Faldo Enterprises)

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NICK Faldo is returning to the scene of some of his greatest golf triumphs this week at The Open.

The 55-year-old from Welwyn Garden City effectively retired back in 2007 to concentrate on TV work as well as promoting his Faldo Series foundation that helps young golfers worldwide reach their potential.

He did ‘come out of’ retirement for the 2009 Open at Royal Birkdale, and the 2010 Open at St Andrews, but on both occassions failed to make the cut.

These are the last majors he has taken part in, and he has played little competitive golf in the last two years.

But Muirfield, where Faldo won two of his three Open titles in 1987 and 1992, has tempted him to stock up his clubs and take on the Lothian links.

Faldo tees off on Thursday (July 18) at 9am with fellow legends of the sport Tom Watson and Fred Couples.

Fellow Hertfordshire golfer Ian Poulter is also in action at this year’s Open, he tees off at 9.22am alongside Americans Keegan Bradley and Billy Horschel.

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