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will the english golfers win a major?

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since faldo none of our english golfers have stepped up to the plate and won a major do they have the mental strength and desire to win when it matters most on the big stage or will we forever hold on to the memories of nick faldo?

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posted Jul 16, 2009

That is a fact. He was one of the best if not the best of his era. But since Tiger came along he has progressed the game to a completely different state. I am a big Faldo fan. Along with the improvements courses (eg Augusta) have also become harder/longer. it is not an easy comparison to make. But I believe faldo would simply be overpowered...personal opinion. Faldo was the master strategist though. Something Woods has learned from.

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posted Jul 16, 2009

lordbriggs1 dont be silly sunshine faldo would have taken tiger to the cleaners just as jack nicklaus would have he would have been classic food and drink for them if they all played at the same time

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posted Jul 16, 2009

Love him or hate him Faldo was certainly England`s best ever golfer. He was World #1 for quite sometime and that is a very great achievement. How long before his record is equalled or bettered by another Englishman. He did have a knack for making himself very unpopular with his peers but maybe that is what made him so successful his ruthlessness and the intimidation factor. Not all successful people are loved but some are so determined to win that they will try anything,short of criminal, to do it. I just cannot see any of the current England`s players matching him.

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posted Jul 16, 2009

Five englishman finish the day on 2 under par. What a pathetic headline the bbc have used. Thats a good day in my book.

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posted Jul 16, 2009

nigeweir the question is can they win a major

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posted Jul 16, 2009

nigeweir, That could be the problem, we consider being 4 behind the leader as having a good day.

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posted Jul 16, 2009

vancouveral thats the story of british sport thats why we never win any big tournaments on the world stage we have the wrong mentality i dont think our lot have the hunger and desire to be champions what i loved about faldo was he could not care about the media and pundits he got the job done he would go in to auto mode

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posted Jul 16, 2009

jimmy-dean-2009. We expats have a little hope when on the morning of the Sunday in a major there are two or three Englishmen in contention but in the evening there is none on the leader board never mind as winner.

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posted Jul 17, 2009

Jimmy dean...get a grip mate. Faldo at his best beating Woods...u drunk mate? Faldo was the expert at hanging around. Open in '87 Azinger threw it away..Masters '89 Hoch missed a 2 footer!, '90 Floyd threw the masters away, the list goes on. Open in '90 was a true win by Faldo. 96 masters Norman lost it, '92 open, lost again by John Cook lost it. yet you maintain Faldo is better than Woods. yeah...great logic!!!

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posted Jul 17, 2009

I think the real issue in World Golf today...and I've noticed a lot of this, is why does Tiger Woods not get the respect he deserves. Lets get it right. 14 Majors...EVERY player whether they admit it or not FEARS him. Best player in the world today 2nd best ever until he beats the record by Nicklaus. All this talk I hear of a slump...Tigers not as good since he came back. RUBBISH!!

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