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Name: - Severiano Ballesteros
Country: - Spain
Lived : - 1957-2011. Born April 9, 1957 in Pedreña, Cantabria / died on May 7, 2011 in Pedreña, Cantabria aged 54.
Original Home/Club: - Pedreña, Spain
Occupation: - Professional golfer, golf course designer, golf academy director, TV commentator.
Turned Pro: - 1974 at age 17
Web Address: - http://www.seveballesteros.com

Roll of Honour

Majors (5). Ryder Cup player (1979, '83, '85, '87, '89, '91, '93, '95). Ryder Cup captain (1997). Total professional wins (91), of which European Tr (50), US PGA Tr (9) and Japan Tr (6). European Tr 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

1995Men EuropeSpanish OpenClub de Campo, Madrid274 (-14)£91,660
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].
1994Men EuropeB&H Intl. OpenSt Mellion281 (-7)£108,330
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Nicklaus course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall].
1994Men EuropeGerman MastersBerlin-Motzener See270 (-18)£104,125
Played as the Mercedes German Masters. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ernie Els (RSA) and Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Berliner G&CC Motzener See, Motzen, nr Berlin].
1992Men EuropeBalearic OpenSanta Ponsa277 (-11)£41,660
Played as the Turespana Open de Baleares. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Jesper Parnevik (Swe) in a playoff. [No.I course, Golf Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponça, Mallorca].
1992Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC272 (-16)£58,330
Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Eurpn Tr event). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
1991Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club271 (-17)£83,330
Played as the Volvo PGA Championship. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1991Men EuropeBritish MastersWoburn275 (-13)£75,000
Played as the Dunhill British Masters. 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].
1991Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.45n/a
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.
1991Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr£545,354see Score
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.
1991Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
1991Men JapanThe CrownsNagoya GC275Yn21mill
Played as The Crowns. Second-placed Roger MacKay (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp). Played on the Wago Course.
1991Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club3 & 2£150,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Nick Price (Zim) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1990Men EuropeBalearic OpenSon Vida269 (-19)£45,825
Played as the Renault Open de Baleares. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Magnus Persson (Swe) in a playoff. [Golf Son Vida, nr Palma, Mallorca].
1989Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre266 (-14)£69,024
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].
1989Men EuropeGrand Prix of EuropeSt Pierre4 & 3£50,000
Played as the Epson Grand Prix of Europe Match Play. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Denis Durnian (Eng) 4 and 3 in the final. [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].
1989Men EuropeMadrid OpenPuerta de Hierro272 (-16)£37,500
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].
1988Men EuropeBalearic OpenSanta Ponsa272 (-16)£33,330
Played as the Mallorca Open de Baleares. Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [No.I course, Golf Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponça, Mallorca].
1988Men EuropeGerman OpenFrankfurter GC263 (-21)£47,244
Played as the German Open. Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].
1988Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC276 (-8)$126,000
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic. Ballesteros (Esp) beat David Frost (RSA), Greg Norman (Aus) and Ken Green (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1988Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr£451,559£50,000
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.
1988Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
1988Men EuropeScand Ent'prise OpenRoyal Drottningholm270£41,660
Played as the Scandanavian Enterprise Open. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal Drottningholm GC, nr Stockholm; at the time called Drottningholm GC].
1988Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club281Yn18mill
Played as the VISA Taiheiyo Masters. Second-placed Yasuhiro Funatogawa (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). Played on the Gotemba Course.
1988Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Lytham273 (-11)£80,000
The Open Championship (117th). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1988Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche269£66,660
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1987Men EuropeCannes OpenCannes Mougins275£25,485
Played as the Suze Open. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp) after a playoff.
1986Men EuropeBritish MastersWoburn275 (-13)£33,333
Played as the Dunhill British Masters. Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). Finishing 1 shot further back in third place was Bernhard Langer (Ger). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1986Men EuropeDutch OpenNoordwijk271 (-17)£23,330
Played as the KLM Dutch Open. Second-placed Jose 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.].
1986Men EuropeFrench OpenLa Boulie269 (-19)£20,181
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. [La Boulie GC (RCF), Versailles, nr Paris].
1986Men EuropeIrish OpenPortmarnock285 (-3)£31,699
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].
1986Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr68.95n/a
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.
1986Men EuropeMonte Carlo OpenMonte Carlo GC265£26,365
Played as the Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp).
1986Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr£242,208see Score
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.
1986Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
1986Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche274£27,272
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].
1985Men EuropeFrench OpenSaint Germain263 (-21)£13,751
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].
1985Men EuropeIrish OpenRoyal Dublin278 (-10)£20,000
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].
1985Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.30n/a
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.
1985Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicLakewood GC, La.205 (-11)$72,000
Played as the USF&G Classic. Second-placed John Mahaffey (USA) and Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). Tournament reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
1985Men EuropeSanyo OpenEl Prat272£20,000
Played as the Sanyo Open. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp).
1985Men EuropeSpanish OpenVallromanes GC266 (-14)£14,408
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].
1985Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club6 & 5£50,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1984Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC279$300,000
Played as the Sun City Golf Challenge. Consecutive victories for Seve after winning the 1983 Sun City Challenge.
1984Men MajorsThe OpenSt Andrews276 (-12)£55,000
The Open Championship (113th). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1984Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club2 & 1£45,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1983Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipRoyal St George's278 (-10)£15,000
Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship. Second-placed Ken Brown (Scot) and Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1983Men EuropeIrish OpenRoyal Dublin271 (-17)£18,330
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].
1983Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC274$300,000
Played as the Sun City Golf Challenge.
1983Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC276 (-8)$81,000
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic. Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) and Craig Stadler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1983Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National280 (-8)$90,000
The Masters Tournament (47th). 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 rain interruptions during the tournament. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1983Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche269£16,820
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1982Men EuropeFrench OpenSaint-Nom-La-Breteche278 (-10)£7,206
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].
1982Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr70.42n/a
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.
1982Men EuropeMadrid OpenPuerta de Hierro273 (-15)£7,147
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].
1982Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club37th hole£35,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) at the 37th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1981Men Aus/NZAustralian PGARoyal Melbourne282x
Played as the Mayne Nickless Australian PGA Ch'ship. Bill Dunk (Aus) finished in second place behind Ballesteros (Esp).
1981Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn279 (-9)Yn15mill
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Japan Tr event). Won by Ballesteros (Esp). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
1981Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.62n/a
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.
1981Men EuropeScand Ent'prise OpenLinkoping GC273£8,330
Played as the Scandanavian Enterprise Open. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp).
1981Men EuropeSpanish OpenEl Prat273 (-15)£8,571
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].
1981Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club1 hole£30,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1980Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum280 (-8)£5,494
Played as the Dutch Open. Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
1980Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr70.69n/a
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.
1980Men EuropeMadrid OpenPuerta de Hierro270 (-18)£5,118
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].
1980Men EuropeMartini Intl.Wentworth Club286 (-2)£9,000
Played as the Martini International. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Ballesteros (Esp). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1980Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National275 (-13)$55,000
The Masters Tournament (44th). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) and Jack Newton (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). Celebrating his 23rd birthday during the tournament, Seve became the youngest winner of the Masters at that time, and the first ever European to win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1979Men EuropeEnglish OpenBelfry, The286 (-2)£8,230
Played as the inaugural Lada English Golf Classic. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
1979Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Lytham283 (-1)£15,000
The Open Championship (108th). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1978Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre272 (-8)£10,700
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].
1978Men EuropeGerman OpenKoln, Refrath268 (-20)£6,095
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].
1978Men AfricaKenya OpenMuthaiga GC274 (-10)
Played as the Kenya Open. Won by Ballesteros (Esp). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
1978Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr70.22n/a
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.
1978Men EuropeMartini Intl.RAC GC270 (-14)£6,000
Played as the Martini International. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Old course, Royal Automobile Club GC, Epsom, Surrey].
1978Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr47,177 pts£54,348
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.
1978Men EuropeScand Ent'prise OpenVasatorps279£6,950
Played as the Scandanavian Enterprise Open. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp).
1978Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipForest Oaks CC282 (-6)$48,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open. 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].
1977Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn282 (-6)Yn12mill
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Japan Tr event). Won by 20-year-old Ballesteros (Esp). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
1977Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre273 (-7)£7,210
Played as the Swiss Open. Second-placed John Schroeder (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
1977Men EuropeFrench OpenLe Touquet282 (-6)£4,695
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].
1977Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr71.06n/a
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.
1977Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr28,699 pts£46,435
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.
1977Men EuropeUniroyal Intl.Moor Park276 (-12)£6,000
Played as the Uniroyal International Championship. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [West course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
1976Men EuropeDutch OpenKennemer275 (-13)£3,930
Played as the Dutch Open. Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who claimed his first European Tour victory. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
1976Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr70.83n/a
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).
1976Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr21,494 pts£39,503
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.
1976Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche283£10,000
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

 

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