Who is Seve Ballesteros ?
# Severiano Ballesteros Sota is popularly known as Seve Ballesteros .
# He was born on 9 April 1957 and died on 7 May 2011.
# He was a professional golfer and was one of the greatest golfers of all time.
# He was World No. 1 golfer from 1970’s to mid 1990’s.
# As a golfer, he won more than 90 international tournaments and won five huge championships. He won the championships from 1979 to 1988.
# Regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, Seve’s height was about 1.83 m (6 ft).
# Born in Pedrena, Cantabaria, Spain on 9 April 1957, Sota was the youngest son of Baldomero Ballesteros Presmanes and Carmen Sota Ocejo.
# Including Sota, all of his siblings became professional golfers.
# His brother, Manuel, later on became manager of Seve.
# Steve was born with a physical defect i.e his right shoulder was below left shoulder.
# This defect was a boon and ideal position for golfers.
# Seve learned golf in the beaches, near his home.
# He was trained by his uncle, Ramon Sota, who was four times Spanish Golf champion.
# Seve played his first tournament at the age of 10. He was placed 5th in the tournament.
# Seve turned professional after his 17th birthday.
# He played his first professional tournament in the Spanish Open at La Manga.
# Although he lost in the match, he learned and got experience from the match.
# His first professional cheque was just 15 pound.
# Seve won his first Open championship in 1979 with a closing 70.
# The following year, he participated in five major tournaments: The Masters Tournament, The Open Championships in 1980, 1983, 1979, 1984 and 1988.
# He was the youngest player to win the tournament at the age of 23. The record was broken by Tiger Woods.
# Including five major tournaments, he won 87 international matches.
# Ballesteros led the Official World Golf Ranking for 61 weeks.
# He was bestowed with Lifetime Achievement award by BBC Sports Personality Awards in 2009.
# Seve was very concerned about his safety.
# Throughout his life, he kept a .38 caliber pistol under his bed.
# Apart from golfing, Seve also loved cycling and boxing.
# He had a garage full of antique bicycles.
# His favorite actor was Charles Bronson and favorite actress was Brooke Shields. He also loved Miami Vice and Julio Iglesias.
# He was the only person in the world to own two Green Jackets from Augusta National.
# On 6 October 2008, Seve was admitted to hospital after losing his consciousness at Madrid Airport.
# Six days later, it was confirmed that he had brain tumor.
# The tumor was removed after 12 hour operation.
# He was discharged from the hospital on 9 December 2008.
# On 6 May 2011, he had undergone a major operation and on 7 May 2011, he was announced dead at 2:10 am.
Who is Seve Ballesteros Spouse?
Seve Ballesteros was married to Carmen Botin O’Shea, a daughter of the owner of banco Santander in 1988.
They had three children, Javier, Miguel and Carmen.
Although they lived together for a long time, they got divorced in 2004.
What is Seve Ballesteros Net Worth ?
Severiano Ballesteros Sota was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport’s leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.
He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
- Birthday: April 9, 1957
- Birth Place: Pedreña, Spain
- Birth Name: Severiano Ballesteros Sota
- Famous As: Seve Ballesteros
- Died: May 7, 2011, Pedreña, Spain
- Spouse: Carmen Botín O’Shea (m. 1988–2004)
- Children: Javier Ballesteros, Carmen Ballesteros, Miguel Ballesteros
- Parents: Carmen Sota Ocejo, Baldomero Ballesteros Presmanes
- Siblings: Baldomero Ballesteros, Vicente Ballesteros, Manuel Ballesteros
- Net Worth: $4 million
- Profession: Spanish professional golfer