Faldo is fired up by fresh approach

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Nick Faldo yesterday spoke of his intention to become a world power in golf again after the break-up of his second marriage.

Faldo, in Jamaica with his new 20-year-old girlfriend, Brenna Cepelak, for the Johnnie Walker world championship starting today, said: "It would be nice to get back to challenging for the majors again. Augusta is the next goal."

He added: "I'm not going to talk about what's been going on [in his private life], but it's been difficult and the attention has been ridiculous. I'm not in control of that. I just live my life and continue.

"You must keep learning in golf - and in anything you do in life. Just because it goes wrong, it does not mean you've failed. You have to put it in the memory bank and then correct it. We all have to learn from our experiences."

Greg Norman and Nick Price, the top two in the world rankings, are both missing from the championship and only one of this season's four major winners, the Open champion John Daly, is taking part.

Colin Montgomerie and Sam Torrance, Europe's leading two this year, are Britain's other two representatives, while the defending champion is South African Ernie Els.

Faldo, meanwhile, armed with new clubs he has helped to design, has already committed himself to the United States circuit next year. His first appearance in Britain is again not likely to be until the Volvo PGA championship at Wentworth at the end of May, and even that is not confirmed.

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