Ballesteros, Seve

Hometown:

SPAIN

Pedrena

Year Inducted:

1999

Induction Category:

International

Birth Date:

Apr 09, 1957 -
May 07, 2011

Seve Ballesteros

Professional Majors: 5

  • Open Championship: 1979, 1984, 1988
  • Masters Tournament: 1980, 1983

PGA TOUR Wins: 4

  • 1978: Greater Greensboro Open
  • 1983: Westchester Classic
  • 1985: UF&G Classic
  • 1988: Westchester Classic

European Tour Wins: 45

  • 1976: Dutch Open
  • 1977: French Open, Uniroyal International, Swiss Open
  • 1978: Martini International, German Open, Scandinavian Open, Swiss Open
  • 1979: English Golf Classic
  • 1980: Madrid Open, Martini International, Dutch Open
  • 1981: Scandinavian Open, Spanish Open
  • 1982: Madrid Open, French Open
  • 1983: Sun Alliance PGA Championship, Irish Open, Lancome Trophy
  • 1985: Irish Open, French Open, Sanyo Open, Spanish Open
  • 1986: Dunhill British Masters, Irish Open, Monte Carlo Open, French Open, Dutch Open, Lancome Trophy
  • 1987: Suze Open
  • 1988: Mallorca Open De Baleares, Scandinavian Open, German Open, Lancome Trophy
  • 1989: Madrid Open, Epson Grand Prix, Ebel European Masters-Swiss Open
  • 1990: Open De Baleares
  • 1991: Volvo PGA Championship, Dunhill British Masters
  • 1992: Dubal Desert Classic, Turespana Open De Baleares
  • 1994: Benson
  • 1995: Spanish Open

 

Additional Wins: 40

  • 1974: Spanish National Championship for under 25s, Open de Vizcaya
  • 1975: Spanish National Championship for under 25s
  • 1976: Memorial Donald Swaelens, Cataluña Championship, Tenerife Championship, Lancome Trophy, World Cup of Golf
  • 1977: Otago Classic, Braun International Golf, World Cup of Golf, Japan Open, Dunlop Pheonix
  • 1978: Kenya Open, Spanish National Championship for under 25s, Japan Open
  • 1979: Open el Prat
  • 1981: Australian PGA Championship, Suntory World Match Play Championship, Dunlop Phoenix
  • 1982: Masters de San Remo, Suntory World Match Play Championship
  • 1983: Million Dollar Challenge
  • 1984: Suntory World Match Play Championship, Million Dollar Challenge
  • 1985: Spanish Championship for Professionals, Suntory World Match Play Championship, Campeonato de España-Codorniu
  • 1987: APG Larios, Campeonato de España Para Professionales
  • 1988: APG Larios, Visa Taiheiyo Masters
  • 1991: Toyota World Match Play Championship, The Crowns
  • 1992: Copa Quinto Centenario per Equipos, Fifth Centenary Cup
  • 1995: Tournoi Perrier de Paris
  • 2000: Seve Trophy
  • 2006: Royal Trophy
  • 2007: Royal Trophy

 

Ryder Cup Appearances: 9

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995
  • Captain: 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Order of Merit, European Tour: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1991
  • Vardon Trophy: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1991
  • Golf Writers Trophy: 1979, 1984, 1991
  • Ebel Golfer of the Year: 1983
  • Honorary Member, The European Tour: 1983
  • International Personality of the Year, BBC TV SPORT: 1984
  • All America Trouble Play, GOLF Magazine: 1985
  • Golfer of the Year, Johnnie Walker: 1986, 1988, 1991
  • Golfer Of The Year: 1986, 1988, 1991
  • Personalidad del Año: 1988, 1989
  • World Player of the Year, Golf Digest: 1988
  • Gold Tee Award, Metropolitan Golf Writers Association: 1989
  • Key to the City of Augusta: 1999
  • European Player of the Century: 2000
  • International Player Century Award: 2001
  • Honorary Ambassador, Marca Spain: 2005
  • Atleta mundial más influyente en los cambios producidos en el deporte: 2008
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, BBC Sports Personality Award: 2009
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Spanish Newspaper- AS: 2009
  • Academic Honors
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Laws, University of St. Andrews: 2000