Faldo Hopes for US Open Invite


Nick Faldo, who finished in a tie for 14th at this year's Masters, is hoping his strong showing will lead to a special invitation from the United States Golf Association to play the U.S. Open in June. The Englishman, who now has a home in Orlando, Fla., is not otherwise eligible for America's national championship.
'I've done some good things this week (at Augusta) and one goal I had was to play well enough to get that invite,' Faldo said. He opened the Masters with a 75, but came back to shoot an impressive round of 67. His score on the weekend was 73-72.
Faldo lost a playoff for the U.S Open title in 1988 to Curtis Strange at The Country Club near Boston. He was third in the championship in 1990, fourth in 1992 and seventh as recently as 2000.
He is the winner of three Masters titles and three British Opens.
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