Monday, October 6, 2008
Seve Admitted To Hospital
The AP is reporting that Seve Ballesteros, five time major championship winner and scrambling genio, has been admitted to a hospital in Madrid because of some dizziness and fainting.
"Ballesteros, the winner of three British Opens and two Masters, was taken to La Paz hospital after briefly losing consciousness, the hospital said in a statement. His condition was stable, and he was undergoing diagnostic tests, the hospital said.
No further information on his condition or treatment would be made available under instructions from Ballesteros' family, the hospital said."
Seve, who nearly won the 1976 Open Championship as a 19-year-old, was one of the golf's most consistent golfer in the '80s, finishing in the top-10 at the major championship 16 times over the 10 year span. At times he couldn't have hit a fairway with his putter, but pulled off some of the most amazing and "whatthehelljusthappened" recovery golf shots the game has ever seen. His signature shot came from a parking lot in the 1979 British Open, where Seve drove the ball, didn't get relief and so just hit the damn thing on the green, making a birdie.
We all wish Seve a quick and speedy recovery.