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Javier Ballesteros: I don’t feel any pressure. I learnt from the best but he was different from the rest

There was not, alas, to be any miraculous last conjuring trick. Seve finished far adrift in the field at seven over, missing the cut by many a mile, but with Javier at his side he offered throughout two convulsive days a demonstration of his career in miniature, coupling acts of devilish escapology with plenty of […]

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Seve Ballesteros urged officials not to proceed with EurAsia Trophy shortly before death

The five-time major champion’s correspondence with the Asian Tour’s executive chairman, Kyi Hla Han, backs up his brother’s claim. “The Royal Trophy is an event which has a very special place in my heart,” wrote Ballesteros. “It is a legacy of mine that I passionately desire to leave for future generations. We have been informed […]

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Ryder Cup 2012: Jose Maria Olazabal says Ian Poulter has identical will to win as Seve Ballesteros

“Ian would be a wonderful captain one day,” he mentioned. “Two years ago at Celtic Manor, I was standing at the door of the locker room, prepared to give the players some words of encouragement. “I had to adhere to Miguel Ángel Jiménez on to the course. Then Poults emerged and I stood up, appropriate […]

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Ballesteros named golf’s all-time short game king, according to player survey

Getty Pictures Seve Ballesteros’ wizardry around the greens was “just pure natural instinct,” said 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell. LONDON — Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Seve Ballesteros is the greatest of all-time when it comes to short-game abilities and bunker play. That was the result of a survey carried out among PGA Tour […]

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McIlroy arrives on world stage, just as golf endures passing of Ballesteros

Getty Images Rory McIlroy became the second-youngest player to win a main given that 1934 at the U.S. Open last summer. LONDON — A year that witnessed the passing of one European golf legend might have heralded the arrival of an additional. The death of Spanish fantastic Seve Ballesteros in Might following a three-year battle […]

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