The Great Seve Ballesteros

Like most golf fans around the world, I was saddened to hear about Seve Ballesteros, winner of five majors and 87 titles around the world, who is fighting a brain tumor.

What’s also disheartening was that I had a lot of trouble finding any highlight videos on the web of some of Seve’s most dramatic escapes. This one comes from a British Open series on great rounds in Open history, and it’s a clip that goes over the final few holes of Ballesteros’ first major win at the 1979 Open Championship at Royal Lytham. On there you will see perhaps his most memorable shot, the up-and-down from the cart park, as well as a couple of fantastic in-round stories from Seve’s former caddie.

Here’s hoping Seve can pull through and live a long life, and also that somebody can put together a compilation of Seve’s greatest shots. Because if anyone can find him yelling “Fantastica!” from the 13th fairway at Augusta, please post it here.

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One response to “The Great Seve Ballesteros

  1. golfswingdigest

    Sad news indeed, certainly wish him the best in this trying time. Seve is a fighter and I truly believe he will pull through this.

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