Sir Nick Faldo has changed his mind and plans to play in two more Open Championships in addition to competing at St. Andrews this July.
Faldo, 57, tweeted that he intends to tee it up at Royal Troon next year and at Royal Birkdale in 2017.
In April, Faldo announced in a press release that the Open at St. Andrews would be his last for sentimental reasons, saying, “The Open and St. Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart. My fondest moments on my journey with this great sport are woven with pictures and emotions in this setting. It all means a huge amount to me. I look forward to celebrating all that golf has given me as I cross that storied bridge and the wonderful memories I share with many people.”
This year marks the 25th anniversary of his second Open Championship victory at St. Andrews in 1990. The three-time Open winner had 15 other top-10s in 36 Open starts including one runner-up and one third place.
Faldo’s decision to play two more Opens after this year puts the spotlight solely on Tom Watson, who will be making his final Open walk across the Swilcan Bridge this year.