How Many Majors Has Seve Ballesteros Won?

Severiano Ballesteros Sota (9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer.

Seve Ballesteros has won 5 Majors.

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Wins (5)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
1979The Open Championship2 shot deficit−1 (73-65-75-70=283)3 strokes Jack Nicklaus Ben Crenshaw
1980Masters Tournament7 shot lead−13 (66-69-68-72=275)4 strokes Gibby Gilbert Jack Newton
1983Masters Tournament (2)1 shot deficit−8 (68-70-73-69=280)4 strokes Ben Crenshaw Tom Kite
1984The Open Championship (2)2 shot deficit−12 (69-68-70-69=276)2 strokes Bernhard Langer Tom Watson
1988The Open Championship (3)2 shot deficit−11 (67-71-70-65=273)2 strokes Nick Price

Other facts:

  • 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.