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Faldo Loses PGA Tour Membership

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Nick Faldo has given up his PGA Tour card. The Englishman played in only 13 events this season, two less than his required 15 to be eligible for 2002 membership.
 
The Masters champion has a ten-year exemption dating back to his 1996 victory. Faldo, who has not played on tour since the terrorist attacks, said that if American players are not travelling abroad, European players should not have to cross the Atlantic either.
 
John Daly is the only American player to have played overseas since September 11.
 
Faldo, 44, will only be allowed to participate in five events, four majors, and the Players Championship next year under the PGA Tour's policy.
 
Faldo has never played fewer than 15 events since he rejoined the PGA Tour.
 
Greg Norman also lost his tour membership this past week. Both golfers were notified by the PGA that they were in danger of losing their membership, yet neither added any events to their schedules.
 
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