Larry Nelson shoots age to share lead on Champions Tour

CARY, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Nelson, whose most recent of 19 Champions Tour victories came nine years ago, grabbed a share of the lead Friday after one round of the SAS Championship.

Jimenez grabs 36-hole British Open lead

GULLANE, Scotland, July 19 (UPI) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez has a one-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the 142nd British Open on a day when even par was a very good score.

Woods seeks to end major drought at British Open

GULLANE, Scotland, July 17 (UPI) -- The world's oldest golf tournament opens Thursday on the firm, fast fairways of Muirfield with Tiger Woods hoping to end a drought in major events.
Els to get early start Thursday at British Open

Els to get early start Thursday at British Open

GULLANE, Scotland, July 15 (UPI) -- Defending British Open champion Ernie Els was given an early Thursday tee time as he seeks a third title at the year's third major golf tournament.
Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Golf's first major event of the year begins Thursday with the center of attention being a player who has gone five years without winning a premier event.
Donald tops golf list for 10th week

Donald tops golf list for 10th week

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 30 (UPI) -- Luke Donald keeps the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings, updated Monday, for a 10th consecutive week.
Snedeker jumps into British Open lead

Snedeker jumps into British Open lead

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England, July 20 (UPI) -- Brandt Snedeker tied a pair of tournament records Friday in building a one-stroke lead through the second round at the 141st British Open.
Donald, Mickelson in British Open group

Donald, Mickelson in British Open group

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England, July 16 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Luke Donald, looking for a first major tournament title, was grouped with Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy for the first rounds of the British Open.
Donald at No. 1 going into British Open

Donald at No. 1 going into British Open

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 16 (UPI) -- Three English players, including world No. 1 Luke Donald, and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy are in the Top 10 heading into this week's British Open.

Donald reclaims No. 1 with BMW win

SURREY, England, May 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Luke Donald's four-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship Sunday enabled him to reclaim the world No. 1 ranking.

Donald is PGA of America Player of Year

PALM BEACH GARDEN, Fla., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- British golfer Luke Donald won the PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average Monday.

Harrington named top PGA player

TUCKER'S TOWN, Bermuda, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Ireland's Padraig Harrington has been named PGA player of the year after winning two of golf's four major tournaments this season.
Nick Faldo chooses Poulter and Casey

Nick Faldo chooses Poulter and Casey

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Captain Nick Faldo said Sunday Ian Poulter and Paul Casey are his picks for the final two spots on this year's European Ryder Cup team.

Golfweek apologizes for noose cover

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Golfweek magazine issued an apology Friday for displaying a noose on its cover to illustrate a controversial comment a TV announcer made about Tiger Woods.

Bickerton wins the Dunhill event

MPUMALANGA, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- England's John Bickerton Sunday won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa when Ernie Els made a triple bogey on the final hole.
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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)

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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