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Ballesteros Set For 3rd Chemo Session

February 25, 2009

MADRID (AP) -- Seve Ballesteros' second round of chemotherapy went "very well" and the golf great is due to start a third session shortly, Ballesteros said on his Web site Wednesday.

The 51-year-old Ballesteros said he was physically and mentally well after traveling to Madrid's La Paz hospital last Tuesday to allow doctors to monitor his progress after they discovered the five-time major winner had a cancerous brain tumor in October.

"The results of the checkup were really positive. Better even than the first ones," Ballesteros said. "I will start my third chemotherapy round shortly and hope it will be in the same line as the previous ones."

Ballesteros said the new chemotherapy session would mirror the two previous. He also intended to make a public appearance soon.

Ballesteros, a two-time Masters champion and three-time British Open winner, underwent three separate surgeries after being admitted to La Paz on Oct. 6, shortly after fainting at Madrid's Barajas international airport.