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More than $1 million raised for Seve foundation

VIRGINIA WATER, England – More than $1 million has been donated to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation following a series of fundraising activities at Wentworth in honor of the late Spanish golfer.

A pro-am last month featuring a field of 24 high-profile golfers, including Colin Montgomerie and Jose Maria Olazabal, was held at the European Tour’s headquarters, while there also was an auction and donations from the public.

The European Tour says the money will go directly to Ballesteros’ foundation in partnership with Cancer Research UK.

Ballesteros died on May 7 from brain cancer.

Nephew Ivan Ballesteros says, “Seve would have been very proud to see the support that his charity received.”