11 Nov 2009

Golfer Nick Faldo knighted

4:01 pm on 11 November 2009

The six-times major winner golfer Nick Faldo received his knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth, describing the honour as beyond his boyhood dreams.

The 52 year old is England's most successful golfer, winning the British Open three times, the U.S. Masters three times and playing in 11 Ryder Cups.

Faldo, who captained Europe's defeated Ryder Cup team last year, is the third golfer to be knighted after New Zealander Sir Bob Charles and Englishman Henry Cotton.