“Probably some people will feel sorry for me, but I feel I’m a very lucky person because throughout my life I have so many great moments that I feel I have lived two or three lives.”
I JUST READ AT BBC SPORT that Seve Ballesteros plans to play in the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews. The Spaniard won the second of his three Open Championships at The Old Course in 1984. He also won in 1979 and 1988, both times at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
“If things go normally, I promise I will be there to say goodbye and thank you for all you have done throughout the years,” Seve told BBC Sport.
Pass the Kleenex. It will be the kind of sports theater that will make grown men cry.
Seve endured four surgeries for a brain tumor and related swelling. It has adversely affected the sight in his left eye. Long putting is now difficult, he said. But last fall Seve was fighting for his life in a Barcelona hospital. What a gift it must be just to be on the golf course again.
For his career, Seve has 90 worldwide wins, including 50 on the European Tour, nine PGA Tour titles and five majors.
−The Armchair Golfer