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Seve Ballesteros

Seve BallesterosAKA Severiano Ballesteros Sota

Born: 9-Apr-1957
Birthplace: Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain
Died: 7-May-2011
Location of death: Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Golf

Nationality: Spain
Executive summary: Winner of 5 Majors

Gifted and charismatic Spanish golfer who re-ignited interest in golf in his native country and across Europe, much the same way pre-scandal Tiger Woods drew attention to golf in America.

Father: Baldomero (d.)
Mother: Carmen (d. age 83)
Brother: Manuel
Brother: Vicente
Brother: Baldomero
Wife: Carmen Botín (m. 1988, div 2004., two sons, one daughter)
Son: Baldomero
Son: Miguel
Daughter: Carmen

    Winner, British Open 1979
    Winner, Masters Tournament 1980
    Winner, Masters Tournament 1983
    Winner, British Open 1984
    Winner, British Open 1988
    World Golf Hall of Fame 1997
    Risk Factors: Brain Cancer

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Author of books:
Seve: My Life and Golf (2001)
Seve: The Autobiography (2008, memoir)

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