The six-time Major Champion last competed in Europe’s only Senior Major Championship in 2018 at St Andrews, the site of one of his most famous triumphs, and he will return to another venue where he has tasted success this year in Sunningdale Golf Club, the setting for his 1992 European Open victory.
Faldo, who has 30 career wins on the European Tour including three Masters Tournaments and three Open Championships, is thrilled by the prospect of returning to the country of his birth for this year’s Senior Open.
“I am really looking forward to returning to the UK,” he said. “This is only my second trip over in the last 18 months and I can’t wait to see my children, Matthew and Georgia, and friends.
“I will be working at The Open and then I’ve got the exciting opportunity to play at The Senior Open.
“I have great memories of Sunningdale’s Old Course, having won there in 1992, and hopefully some of those memories come rushing back when I get there next month.
“The Senior Open is a wonderful Championship and it always produces an entertaining week of golf for the fans. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to compete this year and I can’t wait to see everybody there.”
Faldo will be joined in England by some of the biggest names in the game’s history, including Major Champions and Ryder Cup Captains, including the most successful player in senior golf’s history, Bernhard Langer, who will bid for a fifth Senior Open when he defends the title he won at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2019.
Tickets to see the world’s best over-50s golfers tee it up in Europe’s only Senior Major Championship are on sale now.
Ticket prices for The 2021 Senior Open Presented by Rolex start at £20 for the Wednesday practice day, while season tickets, offering access to all four Championship days plus the practice day, are priced at £100. Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://senioropen2021.eventbrite.co.uk. Due to limited capacity on-site, buying tickets in advance is highly recommended.
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