Ballesteros Has Brain Tumor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday, October 12, 2008. (AP) -- Seve Ballesteros has a brain tumor and will undergo a biopsy Tuesday.

The five-time major winner announced the news Sunday in a statement issued by Madrid's La Paz hospital. It was unknown whether the tumor was benign or malignant.

The 51-year-old golfing great was admitted to a hospital for tests after briefly losing consciousness last week.

Ballesteros said doctors will decide how to proceed after the biopsy.

The former Ryder Cup star, who won a record 50 times on the European tour, also was admitted to a hospital last year and was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.

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