Seve Ballesteros

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros

Full Name: Severiano Ballesteros
Profession: Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner

Nationality:
Spain
Spanish

Why Famous: One of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, he won more than 90 international tournaments in an illustrious career, including five major championships.

Born: April 9, 1957
Birthplace: Pedrena, Spain

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Died: May 7, 2011 (aged 54)
Cause of Death: Brain cancer

Events in the Life of Seve Ballesteros

  • 1976-07-10 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Johnny Miller wins his only Open championship, 6 strokes clear of Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus; Miller's second and last major title
  • 1979-07-21 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins by 3 from Jack Nicklaus & Ben Crenshaw; Nicklaus runner-up for record 7th time
  • 1980-04-13 44th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: 23 year old Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his first Masters, 4 strokes ahead of Jack Newton and Gibby Gilbert
  • 1983-04-11 47th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd Masters and 3rd major title, 4 strokes ahead of Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite; Monday finish because of torrential rain
  • 1984-07-22 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd of 3 Open titles by 2 shots from Bernhard Langer & Tom Watson
  • 1985-04-14 49th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bernhard Langer wins by 2 strokes from Seve Ballesteros, Curtis Strange & Raymond Floyd; first German champion
  • 1988-07-18 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his 3rd Open title by 2 shots from Nick Price of Zimbabwe
  • 1997-09-18 Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

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