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paintmered
05-07-2011, 11:58 AM
MADRID -- Seve Ballesteros, a five-time major champion whose passion and gift for imaginative shot-making invigorated European golf and the Ryder Cup, has died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54.

A statement on Ballesteros' website early Saturday said the golf great died peacefully at 2:10 a.m. local time, surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, in northern Spain.

Ballesteros, a two-time Masters champion and three-time winner of the British Open, was as inspirational in Europe as Arnold Palmer was in America, a handsome figure who feared no shot and often played from where no golfer had ever been.

http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=6498364

Chip R
05-07-2011, 12:02 PM
Seve was my favorite golfer. :(

JaxRed
05-07-2011, 12:05 PM
We were posting at same time. He was a charismatic, handsome, swashbuckling kind of golfer.

Revering4Blue
05-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Legendary golfer Seve Ballesteros has died, but his artistry lives on.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6500348

Revering4Blue
05-07-2011, 07:52 PM
YouTube - Amazing golf shot - Ballesteros on his knees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5JfA1D1pkc)

MWM
05-08-2011, 03:02 AM
Hard to believe he was only 54. He was in his late 30s when his competitive golfing days basically stopped due to injuries. Had been able to continue into his 40s like most do these days, he may have approached double digit majors. As it was, he won 5 and something like 50 european tour wins.

Joseph
05-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Terrific golfer, very sad to see a life cut down so early.

RFS62
05-09-2011, 03:23 PM
He was the son of a greenskeeper. Learned to play sneaking on the course as a kid with only a 3 iron. He could hit a 3 iron out of sand traps just like a wedge.

There has probably never been a more imaginative player. A true artist.

RIP

marcelo
05-11-2011, 08:32 AM
RIP great guy and a massive character :(