The tributes flooded in for the Spaniard who changed the face of European Golf, the unmistakable and remarkable Severiano Ballesteros. The player’s player, who enjoyed the game to extremes like our London escorts, always had a smile on his face and produced some of the most dramatic golf seen this century.
Born 9 April 1957 Pedrena, Cantabria, Spain the wizard of the fairways turned professional in 1974 at the ripe old age of 16 and was reported as being desperately disappointed at finishing 16th in his first Spanish Professionals Championship.
In 1976, which was his first full year as a fully fledged professional he astonished the world of golf by winning the European Order of Merit, his first of six in his long and distinguished career. His achievements continued to grow and at 22 yrs old won The Open, the youngest player in the 20th Century to achieve this accolade. In 1980 he became only the second non American to win the Masters, which he won again in 1983. Two Green Jackets is no mean feat.
His many achievements in the game elevated him to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999. He carried on playing the beautiful game until he was forced to retire with a long term back injury in 2007, what a loss to the game.
This great will be sorely missed, for his power, grace enthusiasm and most importantly his courage in the face of adversity. His time with us gave us an incredible journey, sometimes full of brilliance on occasion full of pure magic but most importantly full of the maestro himself Mr Seve Ballesteros, friend to many companion to all on the Golf Tour and most remembered for his gentlemanly conduct in the field of play.
God Bless you