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Faldo upbeat about the 2003 Season

Veteran England golfer Nick Faldo, now 45-years-old and without a win since his 1997 triumph in the Nissan Open, says that he is rejuvenated, positive about his game and ready to claim another title come 2003.

Speaking to BBC Sport Online the popular Berkshire golfer who sites fly fishing, helicopter flying and photography as his interests outside of golf said, I'm looking forward to next season, I'm inspired. That's the most important thing.

"I'm going to work on some things over the winter, think about some things and then get out there and see if I can pick it up."

Despite failing to win anything in 2002 Faldo nevertheless showed he had reversed his downward spiral as he turned in some noteworthy performances throughout the year, not least of which was his fifth-place finish at the US Open.

"You get moments when you do feel really good and you get moments when you think, this mountain's growing," he continued, "but I feel that a big win should happen somewhere. It would be really nice to do it."

Faldo, who has won six majors, including three Open championships, went on to reflect on the year gone by, saying, "At the beginning of the year things went very well. I came out with a good attitude at the beginning of the season.

"At my age now at and at this stage of my career, my attitude was to just really give it a go, go for it a bit more.

"There were a lot of areas I concentrated on. I obviously worked hard physically and mentally, I changed my diet.

"Technically I worked on my swing pretty hard. I changed a lot of little things. So it was a good year in that respect.

"I learned an awful lot. You really do have to change and adapt things as you get older in this game. So I need to go back to that mindset, which is to play one shot at a time, give it my best shot and we'll see what happens," he concluded.


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