It’s all go for January after the R&A and USGA published their finalised Rules of Golf. So what’s coming in? Steve Carroll outlines the changes.
Faldo Series Announces Record Schedule
Three-time Masters champ, and six-time major winner, Sir Nick Faldo has announced the schedule for this year's Faldo Series.
The Series, supported by the likes of the R&A, The European Tour, and ISPS, is aimed at giving competitive experience to budding golfing talents worldwide and this time the schedule has surpassed that of any previous year.
This year will feature a record-breaking 20 different European events across a record breaking 14 different countries including Italy for the first time, meaning that more shining European talent than ever before will have the opportunity to hone their skills.
In the past the European stages of the Faldo series has featured world class talents such as current men's world number two and two-time major winner Rory McIlroy.
As well as the European branch of the Series, Sir Nick Faldo has announced the schedule for the Asian branch of the Series.
Of the schedule Faldo said, “2013 will be another significant year for Faldo Series participants and when you factor in our Asian schedule we hope to bring opportunity to 7,000 young golfers this year through 40 events in 30 countries worldwide. This would not be possible without the generous support of our partners, including The R&A, the European Tour and ISPS.”
The Asian stretch of the series will visit emerging global golfing strongholds such as China, and Abu Dhabi (for the first time), and some lesser known golfing territories such as Brunei, Cambodia, and Indonesia.
Like the European events the Asia-based events has helped the development of golfing record-breakers and superstars. Former women's world number one Yani Tseng of Taiwan is a former Faldo Series winner, as is 14-year-old male prodigy Guan Tianlang who will break records at Augusta this week when he tees off to become the youngest player ever to feature in The Masters.