A Night With Nick

No, I don't mean that Nick. He's just my caddie, official photographer and husband.

I mean this Nick.

And I mean Knight, not night.

That's right... the guys at Golf Punk, The UK's ultra-edgy Golf Magazine, have a campaign underway to get a Knighthood for Nick Faldo. It's not something we yanks can really relate to, but in Britan it's the ultimate mark of distinction. And lots of golf fans would like to see Sir Nick right there along with Sir Paul(McCartney), Sir Sean (Connery) and Sir David (Becham), as a Knight of the Realm. There's even an on-line petition you can sign to advocate for Nick's Knighthood. Admittedly, he's won 6 major titles and spent 81 weeks on top of the world rankings...but, like the Nick I know so intimately, Mr. Faldo is sometimes perceived as a pain in the ass aloof and difficult. Thus, along with his supporters he's got his fair share of detractors.

So, in the end, time will tell if they'll be Knighting Nick...and if the 2008 European Ryder Cup team will be captained by Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo, Commander of the Most Excellent Order, or just plain Nick.