It is incredible to think that, as a 14-year-old watching the 1971 Masters on his parents’ new colour television, Nick Faldo
had never even picked up a golf club. Within three years he was a successful British amateur and by the age of 20 he had become the youngest player ever to qualify for the Ryder Cup. Thirty years later, and with six Major championships, more than 40 tournament victories and a total of 98 weeks as the world’s number one golfer, Nick is broadly regarded as the most successful golfer that Britain has ever produced.
For his contributions and service to golf, Nick Faldo received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in November 2009. Sir Nick is the only living golfer to receive such an honor.
Through the creation of Faldo Enterprises, Nick has also become a prolific success away from the course and is currently more involved with the business of golf than ever before. The list of companies and initiatives already under the Faldo golf umbrella include: his world-renowned golf course design company, Faldo Design, currently involved with over 50 projects on six continents; the Faldo Series, one of the premier programmes for aspiring young golfers; and a number of other projects in which Faldo plays an active role.
Faldo has also been causing a stir on the airwaves, rather than fairways, having launched a new career as a television commentator. Faldo’s natural, insightful presence in the commentary booth has resulted in lead analyst positions for two of the principal American broadcasters of PGA Tour golf – CBS and the Golf Channel.
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