World Golf Hall of Fame regarding Seve Ballesteros

May 07, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

"On behalf of the Members of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, our staff and volunteers are saddened to learn of the passing of Seve Ballesteros. His time came much too soon, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ballesteros family.

With three Open Championships and two Masters to his credit, Seve was a champion of the highest order. But we will remember him as the dashing genius who never backed down from an impossible shot, an icon of European golf, a Ryder Cup legend and a good friend.

Seve was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999. To honor one of our great members, the Spanish flag at the Hall of Fame has been lowered to half-mast and a special tribute has been created in the Museum. We will salute Seve in Monday evening's Induction Ceremony and never forget the incredible impact he had on the game."

-- Jack Peter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum