Faldo Back on Champions Tour

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CARY, N.C. (AP) - Nick Faldo has no expectations for his first regular Champions Tour start this weekend at the SAS Championship.

The 56-year-old six-time major winner says "that's really what I'm here to find out, how well could I play."

He has been in the broadcast booth since 2006, but decided to play a limited Champions Tour schedule when his competitive side came out at the British Open. He missed the cut with rounds of 79 and 78 at Muirfield.

Faldo also played in the Champions Tour's Senior British Open in 2007 and 2009. He says he has played just 50 rounds since 2010 when the British Open was at St. Andrews.

And though he wants to be competitive, he said he knows his game has suffered because he's spent so much time behind a microphone. He says he's lost 7 mph in swing speed since his competitive playing days.