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Sevvy Ballesteros - Other wins (36), Team appearances, Results in major championships

european player

Golfer, born in Pedrena, N Spain. A highly combative, adventurous player, he has continually set records. Professional since 1974, when he won the (British) Open in 1979 he was the youngest player to do so in the 20th-c, and he took the title again in 1984 and 1988. Other wins include the US Masters (1980, 1983) and the World Matchplay (1981–2, 1984–5, 1991), and he has also been an inspirational captain of the European Ryder Cup team. The leading money winner in Europe in the years 1976–8, 1986, and 1988, he was the first man to win 50 European golf tournaments. His brothers Manuel, Baldomero, and Vicente are also all top golfers.

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