Faldo to End Majors Streak

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LONDON (AP) -- Nick Faldo will skip next month's PGA Championship to be with his family, ending the longest current streak of consecutive starts in major tournaments at 65.
 
Faldo became a father for the fourth time Monday when his wife Valerie gave birth to a girl, Emma Scarlet. His agents announced Faldo's decision to skip the PGA on Wednesday.
 
'Having taken part in 65 consecutive majors this was obviously a tough decision to make, bringing with it mixed emotions,' Faldo said in a statement. 'This is an incredibly special time in my life becoming a dad again at 46, and I promised Valerie that I would be around to support her and our new daughter.'
 
The PGA Championship will be played Aug. 14-17 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.
 
Faldo, who has won three British Opens and three Masters, started his majors streak with the 1987 British Open. He finished four strokes behind Ben Curtis in the British Open earlier this month.

The longest streak for consecutive majors started is Jack Nicklaus' 146, which began with the 1962 Masters and ended with the 1998 U.S. Open.
 
The longest current streak now belongs to Davis Love III. The British Open was his 53rd straight start in a major. Colin Montgomerie is next with 47.
 
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