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Fellow players say goodbye to Seve Ballesteros

Fellow players say goodbye to Ballesteros

Friends and family gathered in Pedrena, Spain, on Wednesday for the funeral of Seve Ballesteros, the five-time major winner and Ryder Cup stalwart who died Saturday at 54 of a brain tumor. Ryder Cup captains Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam, Sam Torrance and Jose Maria Olazabal and players including Miguel Angel Jimenez marched as part of the procession from Ballesteros' home to the church of San Pedro de Pedrena. Children wore replicas of the navy blue outfit he wore for his first British Open win, in 1979, and held a 3-iron, the only club Ballesteros owned when he learned to play golf.

Quote of the day

"I think winning before a big tournament like this kind of equates to winning before a major. It brings you back to reality because it's such a big event. There's not a lot of time to dwell on it."— Lucas Glover, who won last week's Wells Fargo Championship

Number of the day

0 Repeat winners at The Players Championship since the tournament started in 1974. Tim Clark won last year.

Fellow players say goodbye to Seve Ballesteros 05/11/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:38pm]
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