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Nick Faldo Biography

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British golfer

British golfer Nick Faldo has won six major golf events and more than 30 titles on the European Professional Golf Association tour, primarily from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Though Faldo is a great golfer, he has not been a popular nor particularly high profile figure in the United States, in part because of his personality. Faldo only achieved success when he changed his golf swing in the mid-1980s, and was known for his straight driver.

Faldo was born July 18, 1957, in Welwyn Garden City, England, the only child of George Arthur and Joyce (née Smalley) Faldo. His father worked as an accountant at a chemical company. Faldo's mother encouraged her son's interests in all sports. As a young child, he was an enthusiastic swimmer and cyclist. When Faldo was 10 years old, he won the Hertfordshire county medal in the 100-meter breaststroke. He also played soccer, rugby, basketball, cricket, and tennis, and ran track and threw the discus, while receiving his education at Sir Frederic Osborne School.


Address: Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, High St. Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5BY England. Email: nfdo@faldodesign.com. Online: www.faldo-golf.com.

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