Nick Faldo History
For his contributions and service to golf, Nick Faldo received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in November 2009 – the only living golfer to receive such an honor.
As a player, Sir Nick Faldo was regarded as one of the game’s greatest shot makers. His ability to craft golf shots led him to six Major Championship titles, three Open Championships and three US Masters. He was ranked World No. 1 player for 98 consecutive weeks and is the all-time leading Ryder Cup points scorer. As recently as June 2012, Nick Faldo was named 2012 Ambassador of Golf by the PGA Tour for fostering the ideals of the game on an international level. His continued stature in the golf world is reflected in his ongoing involvement in the game: as an influential course designer, through junior player development with the Faldo Series, and as Lead Golf Analyst and Commentator for CBS, the Golf Channel in the US and the BBC in Europe.
Nick Faldo has transitioned from World No.1 player to acclaimed golf course designer.
Nick Faldo has a deep appreciation for the world’s great golf courses – his six Major titles were won at such revered venues as St Andrews, Augusta and Muirfield – and he has made a point of studying many of the world’s architectural classics including Pine Valley, Ballybunion, and Royal Dornoch. His mastery of golf course strategy – so celebrated in his play – is the cornerstone of his design philosophy. Nick Faldo’s in-depth knowledge of the game, combined with his considerable worldwide experience, allows him to provide a unique dimension to every project that Faldo Design undertakes.