It was the beginning of a career that spanned five decades and three precious Claret Jugs, fittingly concluding two years ago with a wave to the crowds from the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews.
The year was 1976 and the venue was Royal Birkdale. At the tender age of 18, Nick Faldo was making his Open debut.
“I remember it well,” said Faldo. “Very much so, because it was my very first Open.
“Back in ‘76 I led the qualifying. And obviously Johnny Miller won, I finished well down, but it was my first Open.”
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