Nick Faldo Biography


Nick Faldo

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Birth Name: Nick Faldo
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Birth Country: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age: 60 Years
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Former No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking and the six times major champion, Nick Faldo is a professional golfer from United Kingdom and as a golfer he was active on the European Tour. These days he is popular for being an on-air golf analyst. Known for his towering height and great mind, Nick Faldo was born as Nicholas Alexander Faldo on 18 July 1957 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England of America to English parents. He is of English nationality and is of white ethnicity.

In 1979, Nick got married for the first time to his long-term girlfriend with Melanie Rockall after dating for so long. They were happily married as a loving spouse for eight months but after he was spotted with Gill Bennett, this married life changed its track and they finally got divorced in 1984.

Nick's extra marital affairs with his secretary, Gill Bennett ended his first married life. They continued this love life even after the end of this first married life and Nick and Gill got married in 1986 in a secret wedding ceremony. From this married life they had three childrenl; two daughter named Georgia and Natalie, and a son named Matthew but after he began playing in United States, he fell in love with Brenna Cepelak and this affair dissolved his second married life.

Nick and Brenna Cepelak, who was a golfing student during that time, broke up after Nick fell in love with Valerie Bercher. Valerie Bercher is a Swiss PR agent and they got married in July 2001. Within two years of their married life, they welcomed their only daughter Emma Scarlet.

In 1972, when Nick was just 14 years old his parents bought new color television and he watched Jack Nicklaus play the 1972 Masters. That was the time he fell in love with golf and three years later he became the winner of 1975 English Amateur and the British Youths Championship.

Before he was involved in golf, he was one of the best students of the class but after that his interest in his study faded away. He turned professional in 1976 and won his first European Tour event in 1977 and that year he was ranked eighth on the Order of Merit.

He won his first major trophy in 1987 and that was in The Open Championship. In 2004, he joined ABC Sports as a broadcaster of the PGA Tour coverage. The actual figure about his annual salary is unknown but his net worth is said to be around £34 million.

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Born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England

1957 18th of July

Known for his towering height and great mind, Nick Faldo was born as Nicholas Alexander Faldo in the late 1950s in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England of America to English parents. He is English and is of white ethnicity.

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Began his interest in golf

1972

In 1972, when Nick was just 14 years old his parents bought new color television and he watched Jack Nicklaus play the 1972 Masters. Before he was involved in golf, he was one of the best students of the class but after that his interest in his study faded away.

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Won 1975 English Amateur

1975

Nick Faldo is a professional golfer from United Kingdom. He began his golf career in the mid 1970s without any formal classes of golf. Within short period of times, he became the winner of 1975 English Amateur and the British Youths Championship.

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Turned into Professional golfer

1976

He turned professional in 1976 and won his first European Tour event in 1977 and that year he was ranked eighth on the Order of Merit. He also won his second European Tour event in 1978 and that year he was ranked 3rd.

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Married to Melanie Rockall

1979

In 1979, Nick got married for the first time in his life with Melanie Rockall. They were happily married as a loving spouse for eight months but after he was spotted with Gill Bennett, this married life changed its track and they finally got divorced in 1984.

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Won Sun Alliance PGA Championship

1980

His success as a professional golfer in the European event also became outstanding with the start of 1980s. He won Sun Alliance PGA Championship in 1980 and he won it for the second time in 1981.

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Married to Gill Bennett

1986

Nick's extra marital affairs with his secretary, Gill Bennett ended his first married life. They continued this love life even after the end of this first married life and Nick and Gill got married in 1986. From this married life they had three children together but after he began playing in United States, he fell in love with Brenna Cepelak and this affair dissolved his second married life.

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First child, Natalie Faldo

1986

He became father for the first time in his life in 1986. He and his ex wife, Gill Bennett welcomed their first child together the same year they got married. They welcomed a daughter Natalie Faldo that year.

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Won The Open Championship

1987 of July

His success was not only limited to the minor trophies but he has also claimed several major trophies. He won his first major championship in July 1987 and that was The Open Championship and he won this trophy beating American golfer Paul Azinger.

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Married to Valerie Bercher

2001 of July

Nick and Brenna Cepelak, who was a golfing student during that time, broke up after Nick fell in love with Valerie Bercher. Valerie Bercher is a Swiss PR agent and they got married in July 2001. Within two years of their married life, they welcomed their only daughter Emma Scarlet.

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Fourth child, Emma Scarlet Faldo

2003

He became father for the fourth time in his life in 2003. He and his third wife, Valerie Bercher welcomed their one and only child after two years of their married life and that time it was a daughter and they named her Emma Scarlet Faldo.

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Joined ABC Sports

2004

Former No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking and the six times major champion, Nick Faldo is a professional golfer and he is also popular for being an on-air golf analyst. In 2004, he joined ABC Sports as a broadcaster of the PGA Tour coverage. He worked there for about two years.

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