The Golf Digest ArchivesMay 10, 2011


His name could be hard for certain tongues to get just right on the first try, but when it came to his golf, Severiano Ballesteros was a universal language, no translation required. Other players had more perfect swings and more even-keel mindsets, but has anybody ever seemed more meant for the game than Ballesteros? In his abbreviated prime -- before back problems and swing gremlins took their toll -- one only had to watch him for a hole or two to sense his charisma, his command, his creativity. Fairway-wood from 240 yards out of a bunker? Check. Punched 4-iron out a forest, curving toward the target like it was directed by remote control? Got it. Tricky pitch shot with everything on line? No problem. It was singular, inspiring golf that came out of Seve's heart, not from a book. —Bill Fields


A Final Visit: Remembering a golf legend, by Jaime Diaz (May 11, 2011)

Remembering Seve Ballesteros' grit and guile, by Ron Sirak (May 7, 2011)

Seve Ballesteros: Singular Genius, by John Huggan (May 6, 2011)

Celebrating The Greatness Of Seve, by John Huggan (July 2010)

Seve's Story, by Jaime Diaz (July 2010)

The Sadness Of Seve, by Jaime Diaz (January 2009)

Inside Scoop: Seve's $1 Bet, by Ken Bowden (August 2008)

Seve: A Quarter-Century After His First Masters, by Jaime Diaz (2005)

In Search Of Seve, by Jaime Diaz (November 1990)

Seve: The King Restored, by Dan Jenkins (October 1980)

The Enigma Of Seve: Profile Of The Young Man, by Peter Dobereiner (1980)

Teenager Ballesteros Takes Aim At The Masters, by Dave Anderson (1977)

Seve In '77: Can This Teenager Win The Masters? (April 1977)


Reflections on Seve Ballesteros: Top Players Remember His Life

Seve's Five Best Tips For Winning Head-To-Head Matches

At Home With Seve Ballesteros in Pedrena, Spain (July 2010)

BBC Video: Golf Commentator Peter Alliss Interviews Seve (October 2009)