Archive - highlights from Nick Faldo's glittering career in golf
Nick Faldo has received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to golf.
The six-time major winner is the most successful British golfer in the modern era with 30 wins on the European Tour.
"I am more than a little bit humbled to have been afforded this great honour," said the 51-year-old Faldo.
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In a statement, Faldo continued: "It has come as a real surprise and the reaction from my children, family and friends has made this a very special moment for me.
Inside Sport - Nick Faldo
"I believe I join Sir Henry Cotton as the only other professional British golfer to receive a knighthood so to stand alongside such esteemed company is incredible.
"I should like it if I may to accept this honour as a representative of a sport that has given me so much in my life.
"I would also like to thank all of the people that have helped make that possible - not least of all my parents, whose unstinting love and support is a real blessing."
Faldo's three Masters and three Open titles came in a nine-year stretch between 1987 and 1996 when he dominated the sport, winning more majors than any other player in the world. His first Open win at Muirfield was followed in 1989 by a first Masters triumph over Scott Hoch in a play-off.
He then successfully defended the title in 1990 with a play-off victory over Raymond Floyd, before winning a second Open three months later with a record-low score of 18 under at St Andrews.
His third Open arrived in 1992, and his final major victory at the Masters in 1996 was perhaps his most memorable.
CBE Michael Brace, lately chairman, Paralympics GB Alastair Hignell, lately BBC rugby commentator Peter King, lately chief executive, British Cycling Federation. Brian Lomax, chairman, Supporters' Direct, for services to football
OBE James Anderson, for services to swimming William Bratt, chairman Port Vale FC Peter Norfolk, for services to disability sport Robert Torrens, service to cricket and football in Northern Ireland Anthony Yorke, national manager Paralympic Cycling Team
MBE John Collins, for services to basketball. George Cooke, chairman, Middlesbrough FC in the Community Maria Costello, for services to motorcycling Charlotte Edwards, captain, England Women's cricket team, for services to sport Susan Gilroy, services to table tennis Graeme Hick, cricketer, for services to Sport Nyree Lewis, swimmer, for services to disability sport
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