Ballesteros dedicates win to late father Seve
- By Associated Press
- Sep 16, 2012 2:45 PM ET
MADRID – Javier Ballesteros, son of late golf great Seve Ballesteros, won the amateur Madrid Open on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Javier dedicated the win to his father, who died in May 2011 at the age of 54 from complications of a cancerous brain tumor.
''My father always told me that you have to play with what you got, and that's what I did,'' he said. ''I thought about him a lot during the 18 holes and I dedicate this victory to him and my mother.''
The younger Ballesteros finished the three-round tournament at 6 under to win by four strokes.
Seve Ballesteros won five major titles, recorded 50 victories on the European Tour and transformed European golf.
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