Golf legend Seve Bellesteros dies

Last Updated: May 07, 2011, 23:16 PM IST

Madrid: Seve Ballesteros, regarded by many as golf’s greatest shot-maker, died aged 54 at his home in Spain on Saturday following a three year battle with brain tumour.

The five-time major winner, who had announced his retirement in 2007, had collapsed at Madrid Airport in October 2008 and two days later it was confirmed that he was suffering from a brain tumour.

He had been recuperating at his home after four operations on the tumour and a course of chemotherapy.

Regarded by many as golf`s greatest shot-maker, Ballesteros won 87 titles worldwide, 50 of them on the European Tour.

A winner of three British Opens and two Masters titles, he also helped revive Europe`s fortunes in the biennial Ryder Cup team competition.

Bureau Report