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Seve Ballesteros dies at 54; audacious Spaniard won five major golf titles
Seve Ballesteros dies at 54; audacious Spaniard won five major golf titles

Seve Ballesteros, the dashing, audacious force of golfing nature who zoomed from a fishing village in northern Spain to five major titles, No. 1 in the world and a pioneer's role in golf's European surge of the 1980s, died early Saturday. He was 54. Ballesteros, who enjoyed such renown for his vivid shot-making that fellow pro Nick Faldo called him "golf's Cirque du Soleil," died of complications from brain cancer at his home in Pedrena, the town where he was born, his family announced on his website. Since suffering dizziness and brief unconsciousness at the Madrid airport in October 2008, Ballesteros had undergone four operations to remove a malignant brain...

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