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Els joins select group

GULLANE, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) -- Ernie Els has made it clear his chief golfing goal is to win the career Grand Slam.

British Open Champions

GULLANE, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) -- Winners of the British Open:

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British Open gives chance to others besides Woods

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Tour de France marred by fatality

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Tour de France marred by fatality

Muirfield gives others a chance

EAST LOTHIAN, Scotland, July 17 (UPI) -- When Peter Baker, Des Smyth and James Kingston tee it up first Thursday at the British Open, they may even have a chance as the three relative unknowns get read

Muirfield provides for more competition

GULLANE, Scotland, July 16 (UPI) -- If the world's best golfers hope to defeat Tiger Woods in a major event, the best place to do it is on a course that it not massively long.

British Open Pairings

GULLANE, Scotland, July 16 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the first two rounds of the British Open, which starts Thursday at Muirfield Golf Links. First time listed is for Thursday, July

Woods wins Open, is halfway to Grand Slam

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 16 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods took another giant step deeper into the book of golfing lore Sunday by fighting off the best charge Phil Mickelson could offer and capturing his sec

Woods hangs onto Open lead

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 15 (UPI) -- An all-star cast of international golf did its best to put the heat on Tiger Woods during the third round of the U.S. Open Saturday only to find his lead at the

Foul weather hard to take at Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 14 (UPI) -- Already being compared to some of the most difficult layouts in history, Bethpage State Park's Black Course met its match Friday -- the weather.

U.S. Open third round pairings

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 14 (UPI) -- Third round pairings and starting times at the U.S. Open. Times EDT. a-denotes amateur.

Woods increases lead at soggy U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 14 (UPI) -- On a day in which playing good golf became almost impossible, the world's best at what he does once against demonstrated that word is not in his vocabulary.
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Nick Faldo
British golfer Nick Faldo drives the ball on the final practice day at the 2005 British Open golf championship on the old course of St.Andrews on Wednesday 13 July 2005. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Sir Nicholas Alexander "Nick" Faldo, MBE (born 18 July 1957) is an English professional golfer on the European Tour who now mainly works as an on air golf analyst. Over his career, he has won six majors: three Open Championships and three Masters. He was ranked the World No. 1 on the Official World Golf Rankings for a total of 98 weeks. In 2006, Faldo became the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports.

Faldo was born in Welwyn Garden City, England. He borrowed some clubs from his neighbours after watching Jack Nicklaus play the 1971 Masters on television. While working as a carpet fitter, Faldo won the English Amateur and the British Youths Championship in 1975. He turned professional in 1976 and quickly achieved success, finishing 8th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1977 and 3rd in 1978 and winning a European Tour event in each of those seasons. In the former year he became the youngest player to appear in the Ryder Cup at the age of 21. Faldo was one of the leading players on the European Tour in the early 1980s, and he topped the Order of Merit in 1983.

However, feeling that he needed to refine his game in order to become a regular contender in major championships (British tabloids even dubbed him "Nick Foldo" after collapses at the 1983 Open Championship and the 1984 Masters), he spent the mid-1980s remodelling his swing under the tutelage of David Leadbetter. His performances dropped off for a couple of years as the changes occurred, but by 1987 he was playing at an even higher level, and he claimed his first major title at that year's Open Championship. He beat American Paul Azinger by one stroke, having parred every hole in his final round. Azinger held the lead for a time, but bogeyed both seventeen and eighteen.

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