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Nick Faldo commits to American Family Insurance Championship


Nick Faldo has committed to playing in the PGA TOUR Champions event in June.


Golfing Great Sir Nick Faldo has committed to playing in the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship.

Faldo, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1997 at the age of 40, put together one of the best careers of any European player in golf history. The Hertfordshire, England native won The Open Championship in 1987, 1990 and 1992, and the Masters Tournament in 1989, 1990 and 1996, where he famously overcame a six-shot deficit to Greg Norman on Sunday to win the final major championship of his career.

Faldo earned nine total PGA TOUR victories during his career, as well as 24 European Tour titles, but it was the Ryder Cup that perhaps made him an international star. From 1977 through 1997, he represented Europe a record 11 times in the biennial matches, playing in a record 46 matches and posting a record 25 points won during a two-decade tenure in which his teams went 4-6-1 against the Americans.

In 2008, Faldo served as Captain of the European Ryder Cup team before moving to the broadcast booth, where he is currently the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports.

The American Family Insurance Championship will mark Faldo’s ninth career PGA TOUR Champions start and his first since the 2015 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.