View Full Version : Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

05-07-2011, 10:58 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.


Chip R
05-07-2011, 11:02 AM
Seve was my favorite golfer. :(

05-07-2011, 11:05 AM
We were posting at same time. He was a charismatic, handsome, swashbuckling kind of golfer.

05-07-2011, 06:47 PM
Legendary golfer Seve Ballesteros has died, but his artistry lives on.


05-07-2011, 06:52 PM
YouTube - Amazing golf shot - Ballesteros on his knees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5JfA1D1pkc)

05-08-2011, 02:02 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.

05-08-2011, 01:25 PM
Terrific golfer, very sad to see a life cut down so early.

05-09-2011, 02:23 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.


05-11-2011, 07:32 AM
RIP great guy and a massive character :(