The Spaniard, who won three British Opens (1979, '84 and '88) and two Masters ('80 and '83), made his comments before this weekend's French Open, his first tournament since last October.
'I watched 45 minutes on Saturday and didn't see a single birdie, so I decided not to continue watching it,' Ballesteros said Wednesday. 'For me, it was like watching basketball rather than golf. It is very sad to see real champions finishing plus-20, and I don't think that is the spirit of the game.'
He added: 'I have never been in any favor of the U.S. Open in any way, and I think it is the worst of the majors. The golf courses are good, but it is the way they set up the courses.'
Geoff Ogivly of Australia was 5 over par when he won the U.S. Open at Winged Foot by one shot.
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