Seve Ballesteros' Health Deteriorates Further
By mustang6560 on 5/6/11
Seve Ballesteros' health has been in decline since being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008. After undergoing brain surgery and chemotherapy to remove the tumor, it looked like Seve would make a full recovery.
But his health has taken a turn for the worst according to his family.
"The Ballesteros family informs that Seve's neurological condition has suffered a severe deterioration," a statement on the golfer's website said. "The family will inform accordingly about any change in his health condition and takes this opportunity of thanking everyone for the support that both Seve and his own family have been receiving during all this time."The three time British Open and two time Masters champ was honored last month at The Masters by Phil Mickelson. The 2010 winner Mickelson, who has great respect and admiration for the Spaniard, chose a Spanish themed menu for the Champions Dinner to let Seve know his presence was sorely missed at Augusta. Seve made a few public appearances in 2009, but has not been seen in public much since last year when he fell from a golf cart and hit his head.
It's hard to hear about someone you love suffering, especially someone like Seve. I know the thoughts and prayers of the golf community are with Seve and his family.
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Seve was a shot maker extraordinaire!!! The stuff he used to do was amazing! May God comfort Seve during this difficult time!
That was cool of Phil. Thoughts go out to his family.
Amazing shot maker, loved his gusto. You could never count Seve out of the big tourneys...he could shoot a bogey then sink five birdies in a row under the most difficult course conditions. Sad to hear Seve's health is deteriorating. Positive thoughts to his family.
Wow he is only 54 years old too... Life is short.
Sad news for the worldwide golfing community. Seve was instrumental in making golf the global game it is today. Ole, ole, ole, Se-ve, Se-ve....
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just read that he passed away at his house today. Only thing confusing is that niether espn.com or yahoosports.com have reported this, nor any other site I've checked...
Alright, ESPN confirmed that Seve did pass away today. Sad news in the golf world...
Matt F says:
Torleif Sorenson says:
IMHO Curtis Strange was right; Seve was to the European pro tour what Arnold Palmer was (and to some extent still is) to professional golf in North America. He was a pioneer in several ways, both on the course (recovery shots!) and off the course. The Ryder Cup is as big as it is now in part due to Seve.
My prayers and sympathies are with his family and his close friends. I also thank God that we had Seve for as long as we did.
I made a Seve par today. Par 3, 190 to hole (back left flag), my front foot slipped on the tee shot, and I flaired my tee shot short right, into the hazard, about three yards short right of the green. I thought I had lost my ball, but i decided to take a look. I found my ball, on the mud, two yards from a wall five feet below the top of the wall, 30 yards from the flag (big green.) Hit my sand wedge pin high 15 ft left of the flag, and made a three breaker putt, dead center. RIP Seve, and best wishes to your family.
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