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Severiano Ballesteros Edit Profile

Professional golfer

Severiano Ballesteros was Spanish professional golfer. Achievements include winning the Under 25 National Championship, 1974, 1975, 1978. Recipient European Tour Order of Merit, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1991, Prince of Asturias award, 1989, Olympic Order, 1998; named Johnnie Walker Golfer of Year, 1986, 88, 91; named to World Golf Hall of Fame, 1999.


BALLESTEROS, Severiano was born on April 9, 1957 in Pedreha, Santander. Son of Baldomero Ballesteros and Carmen Sota Ocejo.


Professional golfer, 1976—2007. Main victories include Professional Championship Catalonia, Professional Championship Tenerife, Dutch Open, Lancome Trophy, Donald Swaelens Memorial, World Cup, 1976, French Open, Braun International, UniRoyal International, Swiss Open, Japanese Open, Dunlop-Phoenix (Japan), Otago Charity (New Zealand), World Cup, 1977, Kenia Open, Greensboro Open, Martini International, German Open, Scandinavian Open, Swiss Open, 1978, Lada English Golf Classic, British Open, El Prat Open (Spain), 1979, Masters, 1980, 83, Madrid Open, Martini International, Dutch Open, 1980, Scandinavian Open, Spanish Open, Suntory World Match Play, Australian Professional Golf Association Championship, Dunlop-Phoenix, 1981, San Remo Masters, Madrid Open, French Open, Suntory World Match Play, 1982, M.H.T. Westchester Classic, Irish Open, Lancome Trophy, Sun City Challenge, Sun Alliance Championship, 1983, British Open, 1984, 88, Suntory WMP, Sun City Challenge, 1984, USF&G Classic, World Match Play Championship, Irish Open, French Open, Sanyo Open, Spanish Open, Ryder Cup (member winning team), 1985, Dunhill British Masters, Carrolls Irish Open, Johnnie Walker Montecarlo Open, Peugeot French Open, KLM Dutch Open, Lancome Trophy, 1986, Suze Open, APG Larios, Ryder Cup winning team, 1987, A.P.G. Larios, Mallorca Open de Baleares, Westchester Classic Scandinavian Enterprise Open, German Open, Lancome Trophee British Open, Visa Taiheiyo Club Masters, 1988, Epson Gran Prix, Cepsa Madrid Open, Swiss Open/Ebel European Masters, Ryder Cup (tied), 1989, Open Baleares, 1990, Volvo Professional Golf Association Championship, Dunhill British Masters, Chunichi Crowns, Toyota World Match Play, 1991, Turespaña Open de Baleares, Dubal Desert Classic, 1992, Benson and Hedges International Open Mercedes (German) Masters, 1994, Tornoi Perrier, Peugeot Spanish Open, Five Tours Andersen Consulting, Ryder Cup, Campeonato Espana Profesionales, 1995, Ryder Cup, 1997, Seve Ballesteros Trophy, 2000. Chairman Fairway, S.A., Madrid, 1981.

Captain European Ryder Cup Team, 1997. Non-playing captain, Seve Trophy Continental Europe Team, 2002, 03, 05.


  • Achievements include winning the Under 25 National Championship, 1974, 1975, 1978.


  • Other Interests

    Ping-pong, chess, fitness, shooting, reading, music.


Married Carmen Botin O'Shea. Children: Javier, Miguel, Carmen.

Baldomero Ballesteros

Carmen (Sota) Ballesteros

Carmen Botin O'Shea

Javier Ballesteros

Miguel Ballesteros

Carmen Ballesteros