Seve Ballesteros career achievements and major championships

August 5, 2009

Known for his competitiveness, creative shotmaking and flair for drama, Seve Ballesteros won more than 70 tournaments around the world and five majors, including the ’79, ’84 and ’88 British Opens and the ’80 and ’83 Masters. But even more than his individual achievements, Ballesteros was known for his role in invigorating the Ryder Cup, which he competed in eight times, leading Europe to its first win on U.S. soil and captaining a victory in his native Spain.

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Seve Ballesteros’s Major Championships

1979 British Open: At Royal Lytham and St. Annes, Seve Ballesteros won, By Dan Jenkins

1980 Masters: Remember The Battle Of Merion, By Dan Jenkins

1983 Masters: Seve Ballesteros breezes to second Masters title, By Dan Jenkins

1984 British Open: Birdie putt by Seve Ballesteros on last hole beat Tom Watson, By Dan Jenkins

1988 British Open: Seve Ballesteros outdueled Nick Price, By Jaime Diaz