16 Jul 2013

Faldo returns for Muirfield Open

8:41 am on 16 July 2013

Nick Faldo, the winner of six major golf titles, is back in Scotland this week for another British Open appearance on the course where he won the first of his three Open titles in 1987.

The Englishman turns 56 on Thursday but the competitive fire still burns as strong as ever. Faldo says it would haunt him to mess up a chance to win this week.

Faldo's Open championship victories are best remembered for his rare achievement of 18 straight pars on his way to victory at the 1987 championship at this week's venue, Muirfield, where he also won in 1992.

His playing partners for the first two rounds are fellow veterans Tom Watson and Fred Couples.