Seve Ballesteros: Your memories
- 7 May 2011
- From the section Europe
Seve Ballesteros, the five-time golf major winner, has died at the age of 54. How will you remember him?
Ballesteros claimed over 87 titles in his golfing career, winning the British Open in 1979, 1984 and 1988.
He was the first European to win the Augusta Masters in 1980, repeating his victory in 1983.
He enjoyed success in the Ryder Cup as both player and captain, leading Europe to victory over the United States in 1997.
Ballesteros had health problems after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008.
Speaking of his illness, he called his battle against the tumour the "hardest challenge of my life."
What will you remember about Seve Ballesteros? Did you ever meet him or watch him play? How would you describe his contribution to golf? Send us your comments.