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    Seve Ballesteros not well.

    Seve Ballesteros illness feared to be brain tumour

    The golfing world awaits the results of further tests on Seve Ballesteros which are being carried out at the La Paz Hospital in Madrid. It is feared that the 51-year-old Spaniard, who collapsed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport eight days ago after an epileptic fit, is suffering from a brain tumour.



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    Last Updated: 9:24PM BST 10 Oct 2008

    Awaiting news: further tests are being carried out on Seve Ballesteros to ascertain his illness Photo: Reuters


    The golfer’s family have stopped taking phone calls and have asked the hospital not to give out any information beyond a statement.
    “Severiano Ballesteros has left the intensive care unit where he was admitted due to a partial epileptic fit, and is receiving the prescribed treatment,” it said. “He is in a stable condition.”
    Neurologists had already carried out brain scans. “Everyone is worried that it could be something very bad,” said one of Ballesteros’ oldest friends.
    Ballesteros released his own statement on Thursday in which he thanked everyone who had expressed concern. “I hope you will understand that it is difficult to answer all your messages due to the great number I am receiving,” he said. “I want you to know that they make me feel very good.”
    Colin Montgomerie said he was speaking for all his fellow professionals when he wished Ballesteros a speedy recovery. “What we’re hearing puts everything into perspective in a heartbeat,” said the Scot, who played to great effect under Ballesteros’ captaincy in the 1997 Ryder Cup at Valderrama. “Seve has this fighting spirit, this never-say-die approach. He has come back from four down with nine to play to defeat both Paul Azinger and Raymond Floyd and he has done much the same against me. His great attitude and his passion should serve him well now.”
    Last year Ballesteros turned up for the US Masters, a major he won twice, saying that his troublesome back was on the mend and that he was itching to play, not just that week but on the US Champions’ Tour for over-50s. Much to his chagrin, his golf did not match up to his heady expectations as he finished at the foot of the field both in the Masters and in his first senior sortie.
    As a three-times winner of the Open, he was among the past champions at Carnoustie last year. He explained that his main reason for coming was to refute rumours that he had attempted suicide. He said the reports were “not even close to reality”, and explained that he had been taken to hospital with a mild heart irregularity.
    At the same time Ballesteros, a winner of five majors and 87 titles, announced his retirement. He said that he wanted to tell the British people face to face. “There was always a good feeling, always a good chemistry between us,” he said. “Most of my wins were down to them.”



    Seve Ballesteros illness feared to be brain tumour: Golf - Telegraph

    My alltime favourite golfer.
    "The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."

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    I wish him the best.

    Don't know, nor care who he is, but I wish him the best.

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    Lat time he was here he took my son into the club house and he got to meet all the players (Westwood, Clarke, edfors, Karlsson, Stenson, Taworn, Thongchai etc) and even General Prem himself.

    One of the greats, erratic but played the sort of golf fans adore.

    The operation went well, but last night there was follow on surgery due to pressure in the skull.

    Here's hoping.

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    Best of luck.

    Is he a pattaya, sexpat?

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    No he is one of the Greats of this Century - so Milkman, get a life. Stop driving everybody into your realm. OK

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    On his day probably the most gifted innovative golfer ever. Some of his "get out of trouble shots" were unbelievable and he could do it time and time again.

    Was also probably one of the first European golfing superstars and the ladies lurved him

    I hope he pulls through.

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    Often wondered if he played with Garcia and Woods who the 'master' trickster would be. He was uncanny in the beach, he actually loved playing from the sand - figured he was the best at it and gave him an advantage.

    E. G.

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    May 2011 update on Ballesteros' health

    Seve Ballesteros condition is deteriorating, say family
    Friday, 6 May 2011


    At home with Seve Ballesteros (2010 interview)

    Seve Ballesteros's condition is worsening, according to the family of the Spanish golf legend.

    Ballesteros, 54, has had health problems since being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008 after losing consciousness at Madrid Airport.

    He had four operations to remove the tumour and reduce swelling in his skull as well as undergoing chemotherapy.

    The five-time major winner is being cared for at home in the northern Spanish town of Pedrena.

    A statement on his website said: "The family will provide information on his state of health when more news becomes available."

    They also expressed their thanks for the support they had received and added that any updates would be published on the website.

    Ballesteros, who claimed 87 titles over his career, won the Open in 1979, 1984 and 1988 and became the first European to win the Augusta Masters in 1980, repeating the feat in 1983.

    He also enjoyed a successful Ryder Cup career as both player and captain - playing in eight Ryder Cups and winning 20 points from 37 matches before guiding Europe to victory over the United States at Valderrama in 1997.

    He appeared in public for the first time following the surgery in May 2009 when he went to watch his local football team Racing Santander and was given a standing ovation.

    He has called his battle against the tumour the "hardest challenge of my life."

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    At just 19, Severiano Ballesteros is thrust into the spotlight with second spot in the 1976 Open at Royal Birkdale

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    Seve Ballesteros Dies

    Spanish Golf Legend Seve Ballesteros Dies

    The former world number one golfer Severiano Ballesteros has died three years after surgery to remove a brain tumour.

    The 54-year-old passed away at his home in northern Spain this morning, according to Spanish television.

    His family had said on his website on Friday his condition had deteriorated badly.
    Ballesteros - who won five majors, including The Masters twice, during his 30-year professional career - had further treatment after the surgery rin 2008.

    'Seve' Ballesteros was born in Pedrena, Spain, on April 9, 1957.
    He turned pro at age 16 in 1974 and finished second at the British Open at age 19 in 1976.
    He went on to win the British Open three times in his career (1979, 1984, and 1988) and twice don the green jacket at Augusta (1980 and 1983).

    The former world No. 1 holds the record for the highest number of European Tour victories - 50. He won 87 titles altogether.

    One of the best ever match play competitors, Ballesteros helped Europe capture the Ryder Cup four times as a player and captained the team to victory in 1997.
    He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.

    Ballesteros played sparingly in the latter years of his career until his retirement in July 2007 due to chronic back problems.

    He underwent a 12-hour operation but further surgery was necessary before he was well enough to return home and begin chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

    Speaking afterwards, he said the tumour was "the size of two golf balls".

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    Damn. That is a real bummer. I loved the guy.

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    I do not play or like to watch golf but i am aware of what a lovely man this was.
    As usual, the nice guys die before their time.
    My late mothers' favourite sportsman.
    RIP Seve.

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    Up there with the best, RIP.

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