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RIP Seve Ballesteros

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jr/shotglass, May 6, 2011.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    The golfing great's prognosis is very, very grave.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/05/seve-ballesteros-condition-worsens/1
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    That's a shame. A terrific golfer and very charismatic.

    For a guy who played mostly in Europe, he had a big following in the States.

    And, while I know he won 5 Majors, I'll remember him more as the guy who won my local tournament, the Westchester Classic, twice while I was growing up. He won that tournament in 1988 in a four way playoff.
     
  3. Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    Sad. One of the sport's best and a great goodwill ambassador for it as well. The world will be a little less brighter when he does pass away.
     
  4. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    I remember watching some made-for-TV event back in the early 1980s where they had top golfers play in a head-to-head format. The catch was that they could only have something like five clubs in their bag.

    I seem to remember Seve beating Tom Watson, and the big deal being that Seve added an extra iron to his bag by not using a putter and instead putting with his driver/chipping from the green.

    Seve was the swashbuckling, win-it-or-wear-it player that Phil Mickelson fashioned himself to be, except while Phil is often times puzzling and exasperating, Seve truly was bold and inventive.

    He made birdie from the parking lot, for God's sakes...
     
  5. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    I've had the pleasure of following Seve for many rounds and every one was a thrill. His creativity was astounding; he might not have pulled off every one, but, damn, was it fun watching him try.

    Hang in there, Seve.
     
  6. Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    I remember as Seve faded over the final four holes in the '86 Masters, Ken Venturi said Seve will win a few more green jackets. Hard to believe that his dominance on American soil would soon be over after that. rmanfredi's take is spot-on ... he really was bold and inventive in his shots. I'm sad I never got to appreciate him during his prime.

    A 54-year-old, famous athlete or not, should not be fighting for his or her life at such a young age.
     
  7. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    I know a Sports Editor who was proofing a page, saw a "mistake" and sent out the fix. Paper came out with "Steve" Ballesteros winning a tournament.
     
  8. Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    BBC News just reported at Ballesteros passed away.

    Gone far too soon, but he did pass on with loved ones at his side.
     
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    damn...
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/golf/13311206.stm
     
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Re: Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens

    RIP Seve.

    The Dashing Spaniard had style.
     
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the title change, Shotty. Seve and Norman were probably the closest to having Tiger-type presence during their era. That he continued to be a key figure long after he stopped being a contender is a testimony to that. R.I.P.
     
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