Nick Faldo will join Ben Crenshaw is saying goodbye to The Open Championship this summer, having announced that the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews will be his last.
The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart,” said Faldo, who, if he makes the cut, will celebrate his 58th birthday during the third round. I look forward to celebrating all that golf has given me. My fondest moments on my journey with this great sport are woven with pictures and emotions in this setting. It all means a huge amount to me.”
Faldo’s 30 European Tour wins are the fifth-most in history, and he has six Majors, including three at the Open Championship (1987, 1990, 1992).
He recently signed a large deal to analyze golf on television, and has not made the cut at the Open Championship since 2005.
Faldo first won The Open in 1987, the first of his six Majors, and the first Englishman to win The Open since 1969. His final-round 71 gave him a one-stroke win over Paul Azinger.
In 1990, Faldo went back to back with the Masters and The Open, winning at St. Andrew’s by five strokes with a dominating 18-under. In 1992, he won for a second time at Muirfield, going 12-under for another one-stroke win.
Crenshaw announced months ago this would be his last Open Championship. He finished tied for second in both 1978 and 1979. He also hinted earlier this week that next year might be his final Masters.