Today I am going to talk about one of the greats of this sport, one of the best European players, a guy who even looks physically like a golf player. It’s English Nick Faldo.
For being one of the best British and European golfers of his time, three times winner of the Masters and three times of the British Open.
We are going to talk about his net worth, his personal life, career path and all the ups and downs he has been through, these past few decades.
So, if you would like to learn more about this famous golfer, here is a perfect opportunity to do so.
Nicholas Alexander Faldo was born on July 18, 1957 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. He started as a professional in 1976. In his record stand out 43 victories, 9 of the PGA Tour, 27 of the European circuit and another 7 of different extraction. Reviewable are his three green Masters jackets (89, 90 and 96) and three British Open (87, 90 and 92).
Nicholas Alexander Faldo, nicknamed Nick Flado, is considered the greatest British golf player to have received the Knight’s Badge (Knight Bachelor’s Badge) which ennobles him and entitles him to the name of “Sir” Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo.
Born in 1957 in Welwyn Garden City, Britain, Nick Faldo discovered golf fairly late, in 1971 at the age of 13. With an uncommon determination, he devotes himself to this sport and very quickly becomes an excellent player to the point of winning the British Amateur in 1975, he has barely 5 years of golf.
He went professional in 1976 and participated in the Ryder Cup in 1977 which he became at that time the youngest player. Ryder Cup in which he participated 11 times for 4 wins and was captain in 2008.
In 1978 Nick Faldo won his first big victory on the PGA circuit and recorded excellent results in the major in the following years. To reach the summit of his ambitions, Nick Faldo undertakes in the mid-80s a big work of restructuring his swing and his playing technique with his coach David Leadbatter.
It was not until 1987 that his work finally came to fruition with his victory at the British Open in Muirfield. The result was a decade of domination by the British player, who won five more majors: the British Open in 1990 and 1992, the Masters in 1989, 1990, and 1996. Nick Faldo failed at the US Open in 1988 and the USPGA in 1992 where he won 2nd place.
After 43 victories on the professional circuit including 27 on the European circuit and 9 on the PGA circuit, Nick Faldo retired in 2001.
Since Nick Faldo devotes himself to golf differently, as commentator on television, in the realization of golf courses, and especially devotes himself to his golf schools around the world, the “Faldo Junior Series” from which young people have come out talents like Rory McIlroy and Nick Dougherty, and the “Faldo Académie”.
Nick Faldo, also known as “the machine”, a native of England, was born on July 18, 1957. He has participated in many championships, being one of the most recognized players. In the year of 1983 he obtained the order of Merit in the seasons of 1983 and 1992.
Each person is born to perform their career in a certain activity, which is made very simple and certainly does their best. This is the case, of the great golf player Nick Faldo, who achieved a lot in this sport. Becoming an icon of British golf. He can show that no obstacle can be in the way when doing what is passionate and full of joy to a person.
This brilliant athlete, entered the world of professional golf from a young age, being the youngest athlete who participated in the Ryder Cup. With only 20 years he could reach this level and not only this, he has also been the one who has participated more times on it.
For those who truly love an activity there is nothing impossible and it is the case that shows Nick Faldo, because regardless of his age he could start in the world of golf by standing out for being the youngest.
On three occasions he was the winner of the Augusta Masters. In the years 1989, 1990 and in the year 1996. Three times champion in the British Open, in the years 1987, 1990 and in 1992. Twice winner of the World Match Play Championship, in 1989 and 1992. Four times deserving of the British PGA Championship, in the years of 1978, 1980, 1981 and in 1989. And in only one opportunity in the Masters of Andalusia, in 1988.
Not only was he champion on different occasions, he placed himself as the player with the most points scored. He managed to win on many occasions, he also had to assume inferior positions, but that has not been a problem for his performance in the sport.
Nick Faldo, has shown that constancy is what can give you the key to being a good competitor, and when you really love a sport, it will not matter how many times you win or lose, the most important thing is to be able to fully enjoy what is He is doing and having the best attitude in what you are going to do.
For those who practice this sport is an example to follow, because many are working to become great, no matter how many defeats they find on the road, because they learn from them, so that when victory appears you can feel proud of the path you have travel.
Nick’s net worth is estimated at around 60$ million. Most of the money from his net worth comes from his winnings and tournament participations, but some of it also comes from his investments.
Even after his professional career, he was able to find a job as a sports commentator, even though he could have continued his career in golf for a very long time.
This great athlete after his retirement, decided to continue contributing to the world of golf his grain of sand, becoming a golf commentator in different television networks in the United States. As well as on television networks, commenting on the British Open.
Without a doubt, his life continues to revolve around golf, but it is not only a sport, it becomes part of the life of those who practice it. No matter what level of experience you are. Thanks to the perseverance and dedication that Nick Faldo has had in golf, he received the title of gentleman in November 2009 from Queen Isabell II.
Each person has a vocation, which collaborates so that you do with love the activity you want, for Nick Faldo it was to be an exceptional golfer, leaving the best of himself in each of his games, working to be the best regardless of the defeats, and always bringing his name to the top. A great golf player and currently an extraordinary commentator, who leaves the best of himself in his work.
Golf is not only a sport for fans, this becomes part of the person’s life, always wanting to participate and leaving the best in the field, not only for receiving merits, but also to take golf to higher levels.
Actually, I must clarify that a golf player does not withdraw at all, because it is a sport that can be practiced until a very old age, although Faldo is no longer on the frontline circuits. He has recently been a European captain in the last Ryder Cup (a tournament that I love).
He is also a commentator for the American chain CBS and designs golf courses. He has written several manuals and has a golf school with his name.
He is well known outside the world of golf for his extraordinary resemblance to the famous actor Harrison Ford. His sentimental life has been most lively. He married very young, but left his wife for his manager’s secretary. Three children and nine years after starting this relationship, Faldo got involved with an aspiring 20-year-old golfer. This relationship lasted another three years, until he met a Swiss executive with whom he married and had another daughter, but two years ago they divorced.
The poor results of the European team at Ryder this year have earned him numerous criticisms. As a player, he holds the European record of participations (11) and the absolute record of points earned. He became fond of golf after seeing Jack Nicklaus play the 1971 Masters. He is a member of the Order of the British Empire.
Compared to one of its great rivals, Australian Greg Norman, Golf World magazine published: “Norman has won more friends; Skirt more fans.” Another prestigious magazine, Golf Digest, placed him in 18th place in the list of the 100 best players in history.
Nick met his wife Melanie when he was very young and the couple tied the knot in 1979. In the eighties, it was discovered that Nick was having an affair with Gill Bennett. Soon after he married Bennett, Faldo fell in love with a young Brenna Capelak, and had an affair with her. This professional player has been full of love affairs and scandals that simply followed him always.
Even though his personal life has been scandalous, his professional career has been impeccable. He will definitely go into the history as one of the best golf players of all time.
Full name: Nicholas Alexander Faldo
Date of birth: July 18th 1957
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Profession: Professional golfer
Height: 1.91 m
Weight: 88 kg
Net Worth: 60$ million