The only connection between The Beatles and golf is that the group used sports as the backdrop for their 1964 album, Eight Days a Week. But is it? How to forget the Beatlemaniac of the golf world, Nick Faldo!

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Nick Faldo is an English golfer turned television commentator with an extraordinary profile. He had won the Open Championship and Masters three times. The 98-week former world No. 1 holds the record for most Ryder Cup points; He played 11 Ryder Cups from 1977 to 1997.

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But it is not just the sport that the English golfer loves. Faldo loves the Beatles. He was upset when Paul McCartney said he knew him when they first met. He had watched the eight-hour documentary “Get Back”.

So it wasn’t surprising when asked if modern golf included Paul, John, George and Ringo, who would it be?

Does Nick Faldo think Tiger is the John Lennon of modern golf?

Although he has long named Arnold Palmer as Paul McCartney, Nick named a different golfer this time around. He thinks Rory McIlroy would be a perfect fit for McCartney.

Rory McIlroy is an old world no. 1 and 8 current golfer in the world. He was one of 39 champions who qualified for the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Faldo believes that Jack Nicklaus and Tiger woods will be good for John Lennon. He explained that Lennon’s hallmarks were intellect and innate gifts, and Nicklaus and Tiger have it in them, respectively.

December 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, United States; Tiger Woods reacts to Cameron Kuchar draining a long putt on the 17th green in the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at the Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Because of his calm nature on the course, Sam Snead is Faldo’s choice for George Harrison; Harrison was known as “The Quiet Beatle”.

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Although Nick loves Ringo Starr, he can’t come up with a name that would compliment Starr’s features. He said, “It’s nice to see Ringo juggling sticks, using rhythm with rhythm instruments.”

Although the golfing legend couldn’t have chosen the modern Golf Ringo, he wants fans to find out for themselves. He added, “Maybe you have your own candidate: Ringo is to the Beatles what _____ is to golf.”

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So what do you think? Who is Ringo Starr in modern golf? Do you agree with the choice of Nick Faldo for the other three Beatles? Let us know.