Nick is broadly regarded as the most successful golfer that Britain has ever produced. He is also revered as a witty and insightful broadcaster whose work for the CBS network and Golf Channel is enriched by an English sense of humour that Americans adore.
He is an English professional golfer on the European Tour, a golf commentator and businessman.
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 and
Nick has also become a prolific success away from the course.
He is now more involved in the golf business than ever before with the creation of Faldo Enterprises.
The list of companies and initiatives already under the Faldo golf umbrella include: his world-renowned golf course design company, Faldo Design, currently involved with over 50 projects on six continents; the Faldo Series, one of the premier programmes for aspiring young golfers; and a number of other projects in which Nick plays an active role.
He also has a successful career as a television commentator. Nick’s natural, insightful presence in the commentary booth has resulted in lead analyst positions for two of the principal American broadcasters of PGA Tour golf – CBS and the Golf Channel. In 2006, Faldo became the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports, and in 2012 joined the BBC Sport on-air team.
Golf World famously summed up the true mark of genius when they profiled the careers of Faldo and his arch rival for many years Greg Norman: “Norman has played and won more events: 87–43; however, Faldo has won more US and European tour titles: 36–34. Norman has won more money; Faldo has won more majors: 6–2. Norman has won more friends, Faldo more admirers.”
Nick was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1989 and inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1997.
Awarded the MBE in 1998 he was then knighted in the 2009 Birthday Honours for his services to golf.