>According to the official website of Severiano Ballesteros, his “neurological condition has suffered a severe deterioration.”
While no details are available, it appears it’s getting to be very dire straits for one of the true legends in professional golf.The European Open is in Spain this week, appropriately enough, but it’s turning out to be a double edged sword. Players like Olazabal and Jimenez are not talking to reporters, and there is public mourning going on.
“This had to be the saddest competition in terms of ambiance today. I’ve never seen anything like it.”said Spanish Open spokesperson Maria Acacia Lopez-Bachiller in an AP interview.
If you’re not familiar with Seve, I recommend re-reading Jaime Diaz’ piece from Golf Digest last year (http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/british-open/2010-07/seve-ballesteros).
My own tribute, for all it’s worth, is in the form of a cocktail (golferinkilt.blogspot.com/2010/07/britis…rtini-seve-tini.html).
All in all, it’s a bit of a bummer day.