Monday Oct. 6, 2008
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Three-time British Open winner and two-time
Masters champion Seve Ballesteros has been admitted to a hospital after feeling dizzy and fainting.
The 51-year-old Spaniard is in stable condition and undergoing
diagnostic tests, according to a statement released by the
hospital. They say that no further information on his condition or
treatment will be made available under instructions from
Ballesteros has a long history of back pain. He officially
retired from competition in 2007 after capturing 50 titles on the
European Tour. He played a key role in reviving the continent's
fortunes in the Ryder Cup both as a player and later as captain
when he led Europe to victory over the United States in Spain in
1997. Ballesteros was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.