Sir Nick Faldo, the six-time Major Champion, has confirmed he will be part of the world class line-up for this year’s Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard from July 22-25.
Europe’s last Ryder Cup Captain follows the current United States Captain Corey Pavin in entering the field for the 24th edition of the Championship, which will be played over the famous Championship Course at Carnoustie.
Faldo won The Open Championship three times in Scotland – at Muirfield in 1987 and 1992, and St Andrews in 1990 – and he will be hoping to add his maiden Senior Major championship to his hat-trick of Claret Jugs.
It will be the 52 year old’s third Senior Open Championship, after finishing tied 14th on his debut at Muirfield in 2007 and tied 38th last year at Sunningdale having missed the 2008 Championship due to his Ryder Cup Captaincy commitments.
Faldo, who also won three Masters Tournaments, is the all-time leading points scorer in The Ryder Cup, having appeared in the biennial contest 11 times.
He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009 in recognition of his services to golf over a career now spanning five decades in which he has become Britain’s most successful player.
Tickets are now on sale at a discounted rate to see Faldo play in The Senior Open Championship, which will also see the legendary pair of Gary Player and Tom Watson return to the course where they won The Open Championship in 1968 and 1975 respectively.
Spectators can buy tickets by visiting www.senioropengolf.com or by calling +44 (0) 800 023 2557, or on the gate. One day tickets are £25 and season tickets are £70.
Substantial savings can now be made both on day passes and season tickets for The 2010 Senior Open Championship, which are priced respectively at £16.50 and £60, with a further 10% discount available to MasterCard holders.