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Impact: Happy Birthday to the dashing Spaniard

April 09, 2014



*"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 Pedreña, 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)