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2011 will be remembered as a year that golf lost one of the sport's most iconic players, Seve Ballesteros.

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Manassero and Quiros claw back Donald's lead at Wentworthupdated: Fri May 27 2011 14:57:00

Teenage sensation Matteo Manassero and Spaniard Alvaro Quiros joined world number two Luke Donald at the top of the leaderboard after the second day of the BMW PGA Championship.

France selected to host 2018 Ryder Cupupdated: Tue May 17 2011 11:58:00

France will host golf's Ryder Cup for the first time in 2018, it was announced Tuesday.

Remembering Seve Ballesterosupdated: Thu May 12 2011 15:39:00

CNN's Don Riddell reflects on his personal experience with the golfing great.

Stars to raise funds for Seve's charityupdated: Thu May 12 2011 15:39:00

Some of European golf's top names from the past 20 years will help honor the late Seve Ballesteros at a charity tournament in England this month to raise funds for the Spanish legend's foundation.

Golfing greats join family for Ballesteros funeralupdated: Wed May 11 2011 11:04:00

Ryder Cup captains past and present joined family and friends of golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros Wednesday for the funeral in his hometown parish church in the northern Spanish village of Pedrena.

Seve Ballesteros: One of golf's greatsupdated: Wed May 11 2011 11:04:00

CNN's Don Riddell explains why Seve Ballesteros, who has died at the age of 54, was such an important influence on golf.

Aiken dedicates maiden win to legend Ballesterosupdated: Sun May 08 2011 14:06:00

South African Thomas Aiken dedicated his maiden European Tour win to golf legend Seve Ballesteros after claiming the Spanish Open by two shots Sunday.

Nadal to face Djokovic in Madrid finalupdated: Sat May 07 2011 17:27:00

Rafael Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in the final of the Madrid Masters on Sunday after the world's top two players came through their semifinals on Saturday.

Ballesteros' family fear for ailing golf legend's healthupdated: Fri May 06 2011 14:22:00

The health of legendary golfer Seve Ballesteros has taken a turn for the worse, his family revealed on Friday.

Teenager Manassero breaks Seve's European Tour recordupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 14:18:00

Italian teenager Matteo Manassero broke a record held by the legendary Seve Ballesteros as he claimed a four-shot victory in the Castello Masters at Costa Azahar.

St. Andrews celebrates 150th anniversary of British Openupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 14:33:00

It is surely fitting that the home of golf, St. Andrews in Scotland, is hosting the 150th British Open, which started on Thursday on the famous links.

Teen golf prodigy Manassero launches professional careerupdated: Thu May 06 2010 17:47:00

From the day he challenged the great Seve Ballesteros to a chipping contest at the age of four, Matteo Manassero has been a precocious golf talent.

Matteo Manassero on turning proupdated: Thu May 06 2010 17:47:00

CNN's Justin Armsden asks recently turned pro golfer Matteo Manassero about what it is like playing golf at the highest level.

Ballesteros backs Tiger Woodsupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 08:33:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros says Tiger Woods can win on his comeback at the Masters in Augusta.

Ballesteros backs Woods for Masters successupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 15:52:00

Seve Ballesteros has told CNN he thinks Tiger Woods can win on his return to golf at the Masters.

Living Golf flag auction to help Haitiupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 08:18:00

The sale of Don Riddell's Living Golf flag has now been completed. The auction raised $4,839 for the relief fund in Haiti.

How Tiger defined golf in the Noughtiesupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 08:21:00

In the 10 years since the turn of the century, golf has seen some remarkable twists and turns, but the domination of the sport by one man was a story few other developments could match. Alex Wolff: The Spanish male athlete is Sportsman of the Yearupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 16:07:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

Britain and Ireland secure Vivendi successupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 11:06:00

Underdogs Great Britain and Ireland completed a third straight 16.5-11.5 victory over Continental Europe on the fourth and final day of the biennial Vivendi Trophy, outside Paris, on Sunday.

Seve: Battle for life is my sixth majorupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 13:25:00

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros says that fighting a brain tumor is the biggest battle of his life and in golfing terms like winning a sixth major title.

Woods in contention after birdie fight backupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 13:16:00

Five-time tournament winner Tiger Woods shrugged off an early double bogey to be three off the lead after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Asia score thumping win in Royal Trophyupdated: Sun Jan 11 2009 14:06:00

Asia won the Royal Trophy for the first time as they wrapped up a 10-6 victory over Europe after the concluding singles in Thailand.

Asia take huge advantage into final dayupdated: Sat Jan 10 2009 10:58:00

Jose Maria Olazabal must inspire his European team to a matchplay miracle on Sunday after Asia enjoyed an inspired day to take a 6.5-1.5 lead following the Royal Trophy four-balls in Thailand.

Asia take early advantage in Royal Trophyupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:38:00

Asia took a commanding 3-1 lead over Jose Maria Olazabal's Europe after the first day of the Royal Trophy in Thailand.

Seve will resist Royal pardon if Europe failupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 11:50:00

Seve Ballesteros has left stand-in captain Jose Maria Olazabal in no doubts regarding his expectations when Europe take on Asia for The Royal Trophy at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok on Friday.

Ballesteros begins course of chemotherapyupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 13:13:00

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros has began a course of chemotherapy as he continues his recovery from a brain tumor.

Recovering Ballesteros leaves hospitalupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 15:17:00

Spanish golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, as he continued his recovery from a brain tumor.

Olazabal to lead Europe in Royal Trophyupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 14:07:00

Jose Maria Olazabal has been named to replace fellow-Spaniard Seve Ballesteros as captain of the European team to face Asia in the Ryder Cup-style Royal Trophy next month.

Improving Ballesteros leaves intensive careupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 14:10:00

Spanish legend Severiano Ballesteros has left intensive care after his fourth operation, the Madrid hospital at which he is being treated have confirmed.

Ballesteros stable after 4th brain operationupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 13:22:00

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros had a fourth and "scheduled" brain operation at Madrid's La Paz hospital on Tuesday as he battles back from a malignant tumor.

Ballesteros set to leave intensive careupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 09:00:00

Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros could be moved from intensive care next week as he continues to recover from an operation to remove a brain tumor, a hospital statement said Friday.

Battling Ballesteros now 'talking to family'updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 13:49:00

Spanish golf legend Severiano Ballesteros continues to improve as he recovers at Madrid's La Paz following recent surgery to remove a brain tumor and can now converse with his family.

Ballesteros improving after brain surgeryupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 12:06:00

Seve Ballesteros' condition is improving as he battles for his life after last week's surgery on his cancerous brain tumor.

Ballesteros 'stable' after third brain opupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 05:22:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros is in a "stable" condition after a third operation to remove a cancerous brain tumor at La Paz Hospital in Madrid on Friday.

Seve facing third op on cancerous tumorupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 12:55:00

Gold legend Seve Ballesteros' brain tumor is cancerous and he will undergo a third operation on Friday, the La Paz Hospital have confirmed.

Ballesteros battles tumorupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 12:09:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros is diagnosed with a brain tumor. CNN's Justin Armsden reports.

Ballesteros complications after brain surgeryupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 12:09:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros has had part of his skull removed to relieve pressure on his brain after complications following brain tumor surgery, Madrid's La Paz hospital said on Thursday.

Ballesteros undergoes brain tumor surgeryupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 15:10:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros has undergone an operation in Madrid to remove a brain tumor, Spanish doctors confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

Golf legend Ballesteros faces brain tumor testsupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 05:05:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros is due to undergo a biopsy for a brain tumor Tuesday before doctors determine how to proceed with his treatment.

Ballesteros determined to fight brain tumorupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 04:46:00

Seve Ballesteros was preparing for the "hardest challenge" of his life Monday as the golfing legend awaited further tests on his brain tumor.

Golf legend Ballesteros has brain tumorupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 04:08:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros has confirmed that he has a brain tumor.

Top ten Living Golf momentsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:05:00

Over the last five years the "Living Golf" team has traveled the world and met some of the best and biggest names in the sport.

Royal Trophy is put off until 2009updated: Tue Jan 22 2008 05:04:00

The Royal Trophy golf tournament, between Asia and Europe, will not be played this year after its postponement this month.

Royal Trophy off after royal deathupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 13:08:00

The Royal Trophy in Bangkok -- a match play tournament between teams from Europe and Asia -- has been postponed after Thailand entered a period of mourning following the death of the king's sister.

Garcia eyes up second Mallorca winupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 10:06:00

Sergio Garcia will be aiming for his second win in four appearances at the Mallorca Classic -- the final counting event of the regular European Tour season which starts on Thursday.

Continental Europe take early leadupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 14:42:00

Continental Europe held a 3-2 lead over Great Britain and Ireland after the first day of the Seve Trophy at The Heritage Club in Ireland. Ballesteros withdraws from Senior PGAupdated: Tue May 22 2007 16:00:00

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros withdrew from this week's Senior PGA Championship for personal reasons. Hot? Johnson. Not? Imada.updated: Tue May 22 2007 11:11:00

Hot Bryant tops Eaks in playoff at Regionsupdated: Sun May 20 2007 19:00:00

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Defending champion Brad Bryant staged another final-day comeback at the Regions Charity Classic, then beat R.W. Eaks on the third hole of a playoff Sunday to become the first player to win the tournament twice. Ballesteros struggles in Champions debutupdated: Fri May 18 2007 20:00:00

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Seve Ballesteros got off to a terrible start in his Champions Tour debut Friday, opening with a double bogey and finishing with a 6-over 78 to fall 13 strokes behind leader Scott Hoch in the Regions Charity Classic. Explosion at Senior PGA site injures fourupdated: Fri May 18 2007 15:00:00

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.(AP) A gas explosion inside the kitchen of the new clubhouse at Kiawah Island Golf Resort injured four construction workers Friday, course officials said. Norman skips Senior PGA for personal issuesupdated: Wed May 16 2007 17:00:00

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Former British Open champion Greg Norman has withdrawn from next week's Senior PGA championship for personal reasons. Second Chanceupdated: Tue May 15 2007 13:20:00

In his heyday Seve Ballesteros would periodicallygive us Statesiders a chanceto know him. Never amountedto much. He'd play our windlesscourses and eat our dull foodand retreat quickly to his homein Spain and to his tour in Europe,where he was king. Notebook: Gold shoes, green jacket?updated: Mon Apr 02 2007 20:15:00

Augusta, Ga., April 2 -- Remember Olympic runner Michael Johnson's gold cleats in the 1996 Games? They've returned, but this time they're laced onto the reigning 2006 U.S. Open champ, and they include soft spikes. Anticipation of a first Mastersupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 23:29:00

(AP) -- I know the Masters is coming up and I've been excited, but I haven't really had the eagerness to get there. Mize recalls his winning chip in '87updated: Wed Mar 28 2007 12:01:00

THE SITUATION Fall Guyupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 10:53:00

By now everyone has seen the outtakes of Tiger Woods unexpectedly decking his costar in a Buick commercial, but no one has heard from the deckee, Al Nowicki. "It was a lot of fun," says the actor, who has appeared in about 50 commercials. "It was Tiger's idea, and I was fine with it. I haven't played football since high school, but it was a good hit." This was not, however, Nowicki's only experience with a sports legend: "A few years ago I appeared in an AFLAC commercial with Yogi Berra. Nice man. He didn't hit me; he just sat there." ... While Nowicki was upgraded to stunt pay (he also received a bruise on the forehead), Tiger made some extra cash that day too. At one point director Steve Chase spotted a vertically mounted light, a four-foot-by-eight-inch unit known as a Kino Flo, about 80 yards away. He bet Woods $10 that Tiger couldn't hit it. Woods dropped a ball, pulled a three-iron and busted the light on the first try. (A clip of the shot and other outtakes are scheduled to appear on Ch Teenage Confidentialupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 11:32:00

Many of the Sony Open spectators came to follow one Hawaiian teenage golf prodigy, Michelle Wie, and ended up mesmerized by another, Tadd Fujikawa. The kid was almost a freak show: barely 16, a ball marker over five feet, sporting a game filled with swagger and a delightful, polite off-course manner. The amateur golfer marched down the fairways with his toes out, and his fist pumps brought to mind not Tiger Woods, always looking to bury the competition, but Seve Ballesteros circa 1979, when Seve oozed joy.

Europe extend Royal lead over Asiaupdated: Sat Jan 13 2007 08:08:00

Europe extended their lead over Asia to five points on the second day of the Royal Trophy with two wins and two halves in the fourball pairings on Saturday.

Royal Trophy line-ups are completeupdated: Tue Dec 19 2006 07:38:00

Captains Seve Ballesteros and Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki have confirmed their teams for next month's Asia v Europe Royal Trophy match play event in Bangkok, organizers have revealed.

Stenson is picked for Royal Trophyupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 03:30:00

Henrik Stenson has been picked for the European team to take on Asia in next year's Royal Trophy in Bangkok, organizers said on Tuesday.

Major winners set to join seniorsupdated: Tue Aug 01 2006 07:29:00

A new wave of major winners is about to join the senior tours and could dominate over-50s golf for the next decade.

Singh, Monty among Open casualtiesupdated: Fri Jul 21 2006 15:33:00

World number three Vijay Singh, and eight-times European number one Colin Montgomerie were the highest profile players to miss the cut in the British Open.

Ballesteros to play in French Openupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 11:41:00

Severiano Ballesteros has entered for the French Open in two weeks' time.

The Quest for championsupdated: Tue May 16 2006 09:52:00

Fighting off the competition takes hard graft, extraordinary talent and great sacrifice.

Double bogey halts Monty's chargeupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 09:07:00

Last year's European number one Colin Montgomerie looked set to take the lead on the first day of the Spanish Open on Thursday until a sorry double bogey on 14th derailed his round.

Masters disrupted by thunderstormupdated: Sat Apr 08 2006 15:08:00

A storm delay during the third round of the 70th U.S. Masters ensured that the leaders would not finish their rounds on Saturday and set up the possibility that the first major of the season would run over to Monday.

Jacquelin holds clear Madrid leadupdated: Fri Oct 14 2005 13:56:00

Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin gave himself another chance to break his European Tour duck by taking a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Madrid Open.

Roe shares lead as Seve strugglesupdated: Thu Oct 13 2005 13:40:00

Mark Roe kept alive his hopes of retaining his European Tour card by taking a share of the lead with a flawless eight-under 63 in the Madrid Open first round.

Ballesteros to make Madrid returnupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 11:50:00

Seve Ballesteros makes his return to golf after a two-year absence at the Madrid Open this week, still dreaming that he can add to his 87 career titles.

Seve plans return at Spanish Openupdated: Wed Sep 28 2005 11:43:00

Seve Ballesteros will return to competition at the October 13-16 Madrid Open, the Spanish golf legend announced on Wednesday.

'Reserve' Olazabal is best of restupdated: Sat Jul 16 2005 15:15:00

Jose Maria Olazabal rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt at the last for a four-under-par 68 to stay in the hunt for the British Open after Saturday's third round.

Langer and duo earn Open reprievesupdated: Mon Jul 11 2005 11:43:00

Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer, Fredrik Jacobson and Brian Davis won late reprieves to play in the 134th British Open on Monday after three players pulled out with injury.

Ballesteros to miss U.S. Masters updated: Fri Mar 11 2005 12:36:00

Twice champion Severiano Ballesteros has pulled out of this year's U.S. Masters because of a knee injury.

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