__By Alex Holmes
*"I look into their eyes, shake their hand, pat their back and wish them luck, but I am thinking, 'I am going to bury you.' " -- Seve Ballesteros ***
Severiano Ballesteros, the two-time Masters champion and five-time major winner, was born 57 years ago today, April 9, 1957, in PedreÃ±a, Cantabria, Spain. Sadly, it's already been nearly three years since he passed away from brain cancer in May 2011. He will forever be remembered for his flamboyant playing style, fearless match-play guile and constant commitment to the game, and his presence was missed at Tuesday night's Champions dinner at Augusta National.
Happy birthday, Seve. We miss you.
Photo: Getty Images (1976)