Watch: Nick Faldo cries reminiscing about first Masters win
Nick Faldo won the Masters three times during his incredible golf career, but the first green jacket the Englishman captured is clearly just as special to him today as it was 30 years ago.
During the final round of the Masters on Sunday, CBS paid tribute to Faldo with some highlights from his win at Augusta National in 1989. Faldo won the tournament in a playoff against Scott Hope after entering Sunday five shots back of the lead. When his broadcast partner Jim Nantz asked him about some of the emotions he experiences when he returns to Augusta every year, Faldo was unable to fight back tears.
Sir Nick Faldo is crying before 10 am on Sunday! pic.twitter.com/GGAQmhxnEO
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Faldo’s win in 1989 was one of the most impressive in Masters history, as he birdied four of the last five holes to force the playoff with Hope. Many players have collapsed on the back nine at Augusta throughout the years, but Faldo is a six-time major champion for a reason.
Faldo isn’t the first golfer we have seen cry over a Masters memory, and he won’t be the last. That level of intensity is what makes the event so special every year.