Tag Archives: Seve Ballesteros

May
27
2017

When Lee Westwood holed his putt on the 18th Saturday afternoon to complete a hat trick of birdies to close out for an even-par 72 at Wentworth, the first words longtime caddie Billy Foster uttered were not what you’d per se expect, like, “Well played,” “Good finish,” or even, “Great putt.”

Instead, Foster, with a big smile on his face, exclaimed, “23 putts!”

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May
23
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Competitors of the Ole Seve pro-am

Several top European golfers paid tribute to Seve Ballesteros by playing in a pro-am event to raise money for cancer charities. Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Graeme McDowell, Retief Goosen, Paul Casey, Justin Rose and Ross Fisher were among the competitors in the “Ole Seve” event at Wentworth, the site of this week’s BMW PGA Championship.

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May
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Legend: Seve putting on the Green Jacket after winning the 1980 Masters

Spanish golfing icon Severiano Ballesteros passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Pedreña, Spain, early on Saturday morning after the deterioration in his condition. The 54-year-old was suffering from health problems since being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008. The five-time major winner sustained four operations, along with a course of chemotherapy, in the past two and a half years.

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