Who's who: Seve Ballesteros

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Who's who: Seve Ballesteros

  • Name:

    Severiano Ballesteros
  • Also known as:

    Seve
  • Country:

    Spain
  • Lived:

    [1957-2011]. Born on April 9, 1957 in Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain. Died on May 7, 2011 in Pedreña, Cantabria, aged 54.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Real (Royal) Golf de Pedreña (honing his early skills at the nearby beach rather than at the Club).
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, golf course designer, golf academy director, TV commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1974 (aged 17)
  • Website:

    https://www.seveballesteros.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (5): The Open (1979, '84, '88); Masters Tournament (1980, '83). Ryder Cup player (1979, '83, '85, '87, '89, '91, '93, '95). Ryder Cup captain (1997). Total professional wins (91), including European Tour (50), PGA Tour (9) and Japan Tour (6). European Tour Order of Merit winner (1976, '77, '78, '86, '88, '91). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1997).

Golf course design

Seve Ballesteros designed several golf courses, mainly in Europe, which include (but are not limited to): Crans sur Sierre (Switz, redesign); Heritage at Killenard (Ire); Nova Sancti Petri (Spain); Pont Royal (France); Porto Santo (Madeira); San Roque, New Course (Spain, with Perry Dye); The Shire (London).

Did you know?

The youngest of four golfing brothers, who all became professional golfers. Severiano was to go onto to become one of the greatest golfers of the modern game.

Top tournaments won by Seve Ballesteros

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£91,660

Title sponsor

Peugeot

Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Ignacio Garrido (Esp) and Jose Rivero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the last of Ballesteros' three Spanish Open wins. [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].

1995
Europe
256 (-24)
£35,000
Perrier

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

256 (-24)

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Perrier

Played as the Tournoi Perrier de Paris (April 27-30; Eurpn Tr unofficial money event; two-man teams playing fourball, foursome and greensome formats). Second-placed team of Australia (Mike Clayton & Peter O'Malley) finished 3 shots behind Spain (Seve Ballesteros & José María Olazábal). [Vert course, Saint Cloud GC, Garches, nr Paris].

1994
Europe
281 (-7)
£108,330
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (May 5-8). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Nicklaus course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall].

1994
Europe
270 (-18)
£104,125
Mercedes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£104,125

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes German Masters (Sept 30-Oct 3). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ernie Els (RSA) and José María Olazábal (Esp) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Berliner G&CC Motzener See, Motzen, nr Berlin].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£58,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 6-9; Eurpn Tr event). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

1992
Europe
277 (-11)
£41,660
Turespana

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Turespana

Played as the Turespana Open de Baleares (March 5-8). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Jesper Parnevik (Swe) with a birdie at the sixth playoff hole. [No.I course, Golf Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponça, Mallorca].

1991
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) won his third European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£150,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 17-20). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Nick Price (Zim) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to win this event for the fifth time. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1991
Europe
271 (-17)
£83,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£83,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 24-27). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 1st). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1991
Japan
275 (-5)
¥21million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

¥21million

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Crowns - International Invitation Golf (May 2-5; Japan Tr event; aka the Chunichi Crowns). Second-placed Roger MacKay (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded the last of his six Japan Tour wins. [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].

1991
Europe
275 (-13)
£75,000
Dunhill

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill British Masters (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire), David Gilford (Eng), Tony Johnstone (Zim), Sam Torrance (Scot) and Keith Waters (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1991
Awards
69.45
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

69.45

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Ian Woosnam (Wales) was second with 69.86; Bernhard Langer (Ger) was third with 70.08.

1991
Awards
£545,354
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

£545,354

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Ballesteros (Esp) won his sixth Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1991 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £545,354 on the Tour. Steven Richardson (Eng) was second with £393,155; Colin Montgomerie (Scot) was third with £376,575.

1990
Europe
269 (-19)
£45,825
Renault

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£45,825

Title sponsor

Renault

Played as the Renault Open de Baleares (March 8-11). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Magnus Persson (Swe) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Golf Son Vida, nr Palma, Mallorca].

1989
Europe
266 (-14)
£69,024
Ebel

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

£69,024

Title sponsor

Ebel

Played as the Ebel European Masters Swiss Open. Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Epson

Played as the Epson Grand Prix of Europe Match Play (May 4-7). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Denis Durnian (Eng) 4 and 3 in the final. [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].

1989
Europe
272 (-16)
£37,500
Cepsa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£37,500

Title sponsor

Cepsa

Played as the Cepsa Madrid Open. Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

1988
Awards
£451,559
£50,000
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

£451,559

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Ballesteros (Esp) won his fifth Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1998 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £451,559 on the Tour. Nick Faldo (Eng) was second with £347,971; Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) was third with £285,964. Ballesteros received a £50,000 bonus as the Order of Merit winner.

1988
Europe
270 (-18)
£41,660
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 28-31). Second-placed Gerry Taylor (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal Drottningholm GC, nr Stockholm; at the time known as Drottningholm GC].

1988
America
276 (-8)
$126,000
Manufactures Hanover

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

Manufactures Hanover

Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 9-12). Ballesteros (Esp) beat David Frost (RSA), Greg Norman (Aus) and Ken Green (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his last PGA Tour win in the United States (later in the year he won the Open Championship at Royal Lytham, his ninth and final PGA Tour win). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1988
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) won his second European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

1988
Europe
272 (-16)
£33,330
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£33,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Mallorca Open de Baleares (March 10-13). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [No.I course, Golf Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponça, Mallorca].

1988
Europe
263 (-21)
£47,244
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

£47,244

Title sponsor

x

Played as the German Open. Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

Visa

Played as the VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 10-13; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yasuhiro Funatogawa (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his fifth Japan Tour win. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1988
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
269
£66,660
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

269

Prize money

£66,660

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1988
Majors
273 (-11)
£80,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

£80,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (117th) (July 14-18). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his third Open Championship title. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

1987
Europe
275 (-13)
£25,485
Suze

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£25,485

Title sponsor

Suze

Played as the Suze Open (April 16-19). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ian Woosnam (Wales) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].

1986
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
274
£27,272
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

274

Prize money

£27,272

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Langer (Ger) and Ballesteros (Esp) tied for this championship. There was no playoff due to darkness falling. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1986
Europe
271 (-17)
£23,330
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£23,330

Title sponsor

KLM

Played as the KLM Dutch Open (July 24-27). Second-placed José Rivero (Esp) finished 8 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who claimed the last of his three Dutch Open titles. Tournament played over 70 holes. [Noordwijkse GC, Noordwijk, Neth.].

1986
Awards
68.95
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

68.95

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Mark McNulty (Zim) was second with 70.32; Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) was third with 70.45.

1986
Europe
269 (-19)
£20,181
Peugeot

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£20,181

Title sponsor

Peugeot

Played as the Peugeot Open de France. Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Ballesteros (Esp). This was the last of four French Open wins for Ballesteros. [Vallée course, Racing Club de France (RCF), La Boulie GC, Versailles, nr Paris].

1986
Europe
285 (-3)
£31,699
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£31,699

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Rodger Davis (Aus) and Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Ballesteros (Esp). This was the last of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1986
Europe
275 (-13)
£33,333
Dunhill

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£33,333

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill British Masters (June 5-8). Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1986
Awards
£242,208
see Score
Epson

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

£242,208

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Epson

Ballesteros (Esp) won his fourth Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1986 Epson Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £242,208 on the Tour. Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) was second with £136,775; Howard Clark (Eng) was third with £121,902.

1986
Europe
265 (-11)
£26,365
Johnnie Walker

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

265 (-11)

Prize money

£26,365

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open (June 25-28). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his 30th European Tour win. [Monte-Carlo GC, Mont Agel, La Turbie, French Riviera].

1986
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

1985
Europe
263 (-21)
£13,751
Peugeot

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

£13,751

Title sponsor

Peugeot

Played as the Peugeot Open de France. Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the third of four French Open wins for Ballesteros. [Saint Germain GC, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, nr Paris].

1985
America
205 (-11)
$72,000
USF&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

USF&G

Played as the USF&G Classic (March 14-17). Second-placed John Mahaffey (USA) and Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain washing out Saturday's third round. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].

1985
Europe
278 (-10)
£20,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£20,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

1985
Europe
272 (-16)
£20,000
Sanyo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£20,000

Title sponsor

Sanyo

Played as the Sanyo Open (Sept 19-22). Second-placed Jeff Hawkes (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, Terrassa, Barcelona].

1985
Europe
Vallromanes GC
266 (-14)
£14,408
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Vallromanes GC

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

£14,408

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges Spanish Open. Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the second of Ballesteros' three Spanish Open wins. [CG Vallromanes, Vallromanes, nr Barcelona].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Sept 26-29). Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. Langer was also runner-up to Ballesteros the year before. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1985
Awards
69.30
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

69.30

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 69.59; Sandy Lyle (Scot) was third with 69.83.

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Sun City Golf Challenge (Dec 6-9; unofficial event; limited field of 10 top tour professionals). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Ballesteros (Esp). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1984
Majors
276 (-12)
£55,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£55,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (113th) (July 19-22). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) and defending champion Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), whose successful 12-foot birdie putt at the last was followed by a wonderfully exuberant fist pump celebration. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Sept 27-30). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Sun City Golf Challenge (Dec 1-4; unofficial event; limited field of 10 top tour professionals). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), David Graham (Aus) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1983
America
276 (-8)
$81,000
Manufactures Hanover

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$81,000

Title sponsor

Manufactures Hanover

Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 9-12). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) and Craig Stadler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1983
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
269
£16,820
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

269

Prize money

£16,820

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (47th) (April 7-11). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was Seve's second Masters win, completed on a Monday after earlier rain interruptions. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1983
Europe
271 (-17)
£18,330
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£18,330

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

1983
Europe
278 (-10)
£15,000
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship (May 27-30). Second-placed Ken Brown (Scot) and Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his 20th European Tour win. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1982
Europe
273 (-15)
£7,147
Cepsa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£7,147

Title sponsor

Cepsa

Played as the Cepsa Madrid Open. Second-placed Jose Maria Canizares (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

1982
Europe
37th hole
£35,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

37th hole

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 14-17). Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) at the 37th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1982
Awards
70.42
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

70.42

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Nick Faldo (Eng) was second with 70.59; Sandy Lyle (Scot) was third with 70.86.

1982
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
278 (-10)
£7,206
Paco Rabanne

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£7,206

Title sponsor

Paco Rabanne

Played as the Paco Rabanne Open de France. Second-placed and defending champion Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the second of four French Open wins for Ballesteros. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1981
Japan
279 (-9)
¥15million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

¥15million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 19-22; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), whose first prize equated to US$63,636. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

282

Prize money

Title sponsor

Mayne Nickless

Played as the Mayne Nickless Australian PGA Ch'ship. Bill Dunk (Aus) finished in second place behind Ballesteros (Esp).

1981
Awards
69.62
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

69.62

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 70.56; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with 70.57.

1981
Europe
273 (-15)
£8,571
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£8,571

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges Spanish Open. Second-placed Steve Martin (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the first of Ballesteros' three Spanish Open wins. [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].

1981
Europe
Linkoping GC
273 (-11)
£8,330
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Linkoping GC

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

£8,330

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 2-5). Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp) finished shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Linköping GC, Östergötland, Sweden].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

1 up

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 8-11). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1980
Awards
70.69
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

70.69

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Sandy Lyle (Scot) was second with 70.74; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with 70.85.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£5,118

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Madrid Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

1980
Europe
286 (-2)
£9,000
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Martini

Played as the Martini International (May 15-18). Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his second win in this event in three years. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1980
Europe
280 (-8)
£5,494
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£5,494

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dutch Open (July 24-27). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who won this event for the second time. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].

1980
Majors
275 (-13)
$55,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$55,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (44th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) and Jack Newton (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). Celebrating his 23rd birthday during the tournament, Ballesteros became the youngest winner of the Masters, and first European to put on the coveted green jacket. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

£8,230

Title sponsor

Lada

Played as the inaugural Lada English Golf Classic (June 29-Jul 1). Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (108th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

1978
Europe
270 (-14)
£6,000
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Martini

Played as the Martini International (May 18-21). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Old course, Royal Automobile Club GC, Epsom, Surrey].

1978
Awards
70.22
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

70.22

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Neil Coles (Eng) was second with 71.57; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with 71.58.

1978
Europe
268 (-20)
£6,095
Braun

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

£6,095

Title sponsor

Braun

Played as the Braun German Open. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne, Germany].

1978
Japan
281 (-7)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Nov 2-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Graham Marsh (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [West course, Yokohama CC, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

£10,700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Ballesteros (Esp). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

1978
Awards
47,177 pts
£54,348
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

47,177 pts

Prize money

£54,348

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) won his third straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1978 Order of Merit winner. Using a season-long points system, Ballesteros accumulated 47,177 pts; Dale Hayes (RSA) was second with 30,204 pts; Nick Faldo (Eng) was third with 28,495 pts. Ballesteros also topped the Tour's 1978 Prize Money List with £54,348; Hayes was second with £43,890; Faldo was third with £37,911.

1978
America
Forest Oaks CC
282 (-6)
$48,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$48,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed Jack Renner (USA) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Ballesteros (Esp). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].

1978
Europe
279 (-9)
£6,950
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£6,950

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Dale Hayes (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Vasatorps GK, Helsingborg, Sweden].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Kenya Open. Won by Ballesteros (Esp). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£4,695

Title sponsor

x

Played as the French Open. Second-placed Manuel Piñero (Esp), Antonio Garrido (Esp), John Bland (RSA) and Ian Stanley (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the first of four French Open wins for Ballesteros. [La Mer course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].

1977
Awards
28,699 pts
£46,435
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

28,699 pts

Prize money

£46,435

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) won his second straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1977 Order of Merit winner. Using a season-long points system, Ballesteros accumulated 28,699 pts; Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) was second with 24,158 pts; Antonio Garrido (Esp) was third with 19,727 pts. Ballesteros also topped the Tour's 1977 Prize Money List with £46,435; Baiocchi was second with £32,251; Manuel Pinero (Esp) was third with £26,569.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

£7,210

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Second-placed John Schroeder (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

1977
Awards
71.06
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

71.06

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Francisco Abreu (Esp) was second with 71.63; Bob Byman (USA) was third with 71.68.

1977
Europe
276 (-12)
£6,000
Uniroyal

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Uniroyal

Played as the Uniroyal International Championship (June 22-25). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1977
Japan
Narashino CC
284 (E)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Narashino CC

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Nov 17-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Takashi Murakami (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind 20-year-old wire-to-wire winner Ballesteros (Esp). [Narashino CC, Inzai, Chiba].

1977
Japan
282 (-6)
¥12million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

¥12million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 24-27; Japan Tr event). Won by 20-year-old Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

1976
Awards
21,494 pts
£39,503
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

21,494 pts

Prize money

£39,503

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1976 Order of Merit winner. Using a season-long points system, Ballesteros accumulated 21,494.82 pts; Eamonn Darcy (Ire) was second with 16,740.87 pts; Sam Torrance (Scot) was third with 16,627.16 pts. Ballesteros also topped the Tour's 1976 Prize Money List with £39,503; Darcy was second with £25,026; Brian Barnes (Scot) was third with £23,350.

1976
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
283
£10,000
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

283

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1976
Europe
275 (-13)
£3,930
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£3,930

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dutch Open (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who claimed the first of his 50 European Tour wins. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].

1976
Awards
70.83
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Score

70.83

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Ballesteros (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour, with 70.83. Antonio Garrido (Esp) was second with 70.91; Eamonn Darcy (Ire) was third with 71.16. Graham Marsh (Aus) averaged 70.55, but played in only five tournaments (20 rounds).

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