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Faldo undecided on US Open qualifying

Nick Faldo is set to decide today if he'll try to qualify for next month's US Open.

The former world No. 1 needed an outright second-place finish at the Volvo PGA Championship to claim an automatic spot as part of the world's top 50. Instead, he could only tie for fourth, leaving his run of 59 straight majors in serious danger.

Fans had turned out in force on Sunday to see if their hero could produce some more magic out on the West course, but it proved to be a bridge too far for former the six-time major winner.

Faldo has climbed from 103 in the world at the start of 2002 to No. 62 after some much improved form, and he may yet get a late invite from the USGA.

"I don't know about the US Open qualifying yet," explained Faldo after his final-round 69 at Wentworth. "I will have to see when I get there.

"I was going over there anyway."

Faldo would dearly love to add to his six Major titles, but readily admits that his days of cutting it with golf's big boys could well be numbered.

"Everything comes to an end," Faldo shrugged. "If I haven't made it and have to qualify then I should go and qualify. Simple as that.

"I will make a decision on Monday."

If Faldo does not qualify for the US Open, he will begin preparations for July's Open Championship, which takes place at Muirfield from July 18-21.

"I am looking forward to that," enthused Faldo, a three-time Open champion.

"That will be my next goal. If I don't make this I will head off and have a break and start preparing for that one."

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