Spanish golf legend Ballesteros dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The golfing word was stunned by the announcement that Spanish golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros died on Saturday (May 7) after a long battle with cancer.

Tributes are pouring in from around the world as golfers – and beyond – salute Steve, one of the sport’s true legends.

The Spaniard, who was 54, had won five majors and 87 titles overall in a glittering career, including Ryder Cup successes as both player and captain.

BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss said: “He was wonderful to watch, he brought delight and joy to many people. He was a fighter, feisty, skilful, loveable, cheeky – he was everything.

“I will always remember his smile – when Seve was in a good mood, the world was happy.

“The joyous scenes when Seve won the Open at St Andrews in 1984 are hard to beat in any sport. The look on his face when he holed the final putt – it was absolute bliss.”

Seve Ballesteros and Bobby Charlton at the Belfry for the Celebrity Pro-Am tournament

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Comedian John Bishop ends week of hell raising £1.6m for Sport Relief

    Funnyman, John Bishop, has completed his ‘week of hell’ cycling, rowing and running 290 ...

    Blending Internet Gambling and Sports in the United Kingdom

    Gambling is controlled for decades in the United Kingdom. Today, legal restraints have been ...

    Greatest sporting backdrops of all time

    THE stunning azelea-lined home of the upcoming Masters Golf Tournament has been named as ...

    Login