Remembering Seve – video highlights

The passing of Seve Ballesteros has shocked the golf world. Despite the Spaniard fighting a brain tumour for a few years, it was somehow assumed that one of the great fighters on the golf course would win the battle off the course.

Golf was, and always will be, better because of Seve.

If you aren’t familiar with the magic of Seve Ballesteros or you’d like to rememeber what made him one of the most watchable golfers to ever play the game, here are a few videos of him in action.

1984 British Open
I would love to see more golfers celebrate like this. Sheer joy.

Some more classic Ballesteros playing a shot from his knees in the 1996 French Open. The master of improvisation.

1979 Open Championship
Here is Ballesteros during his first major victory at the 1979 Open Championship, making birdie from a car park. Also a nice reminder on the old way of dropping the ball.

1983 US Masters
Here he plays the final hole at the 1983 US Masters, his second win at Augusta National. He won by four shots over Ben Crenshaw and so had plenty of shots in hand, but he still managed to make the final hole interesting. A wayward second shot meant he faced a tough chip shot which he didn’t play too well. Then he just went ahead and holed the next.

1984 US Masters
And surely one of the best up and down’s ever seen at the US Masters.

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