BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Nick Faldo wins in 1989 after Masters victory

1989: Golfer Faldo's masterful year

In 1989, British golfer Sir Nick Faldo emerged victorious at Sports Personality of the Year. He lifted his second major title at the Masters in Augusta, carding a final round 65 to force a play-off against Scott Hoch, before winning at the second extra hole.

The Englishman ultimately claimed six major championships and was knighted in 2009.

Faldo won in a year overshadowed by the Hillsborough football stadium disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans died and the award was presented by then Bishop of Liverpool, David Sheppard, a former England cricketer.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.

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