Severiano Ballesteros Sota (9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer.
Seve Ballesteros has won 5 Majors.
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner(s)-up|
|1979||The Open Championship||2 shot deficit||−1 (73-65-75-70=283)||3 strokes||Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw|
|1980||Masters Tournament||7 shot lead||−13 (66-69-68-72=275)||4 strokes||Gibby Gilbert, Jack Newton|
|1983||Masters Tournament (2)||1 shot deficit||−8 (68-70-73-69=280)||4 strokes||Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite|
|1984||The Open Championship (2)||2 shot deficit||−12 (69-68-70-69=276)||2 strokes||Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson|
|1988||The Open Championship (3)||2 shot deficit||−11 (67-71-70-65=273)||2 strokes||Nick Price|
- Severiano Ballesteros Sota was born in the village of Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain, on 9 April 1957, the youngest of five sons.
- He never used a golf ball marked with the number ‘3’. He was worried that doing so would result in him three-putting.
- Ballesteros Turned Pro in 1974, When he Was Only 16 Years Old
- Ballesteros Died After a Battle With Brain Cancer
- During the practice days of the 1980 Masters, Seve paced the whole course out himself, taking copious notes. His American caddie was used to yards, but Seve preferred metres.
- When he went to watch his favourite football team, Racing Santander, there was no box, reserved parking or special treatment. He was an ordinary fan.