Former Masters Champ Has Brain Surgery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
** FILE ** In this July 16, 2007 file photo, golfer Seve Ballesteros, of Spain, announces his plans to retire, at Carnoustie golf course in Carnoustie, Scotland. Ballesteros was admitted to a hospital in Madrid, Spain Monday Oct. 6, 2008 after feeling dizzy and fainting. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

** FILE ** In this July 16, 2007 file photo, golfer Seve Ballesteros, of Spain, announces his plans to retire, at Carnoustie golf course in Carnoustie, Scotland. Ballesteros was admitted to a hospital in Madrid, Spain Monday Oct. 6, 2008 after feeling dizzy and fainting. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Seve Ballesteros has undergone surgery to
remove a brain tumor. La Paz hospital said Wednesday that the operation took place Tuesday without complications.

A hospital spokeswoman said a sizable part of the tumor was
removed. It was not immediately known if the entire growth had been
taken out. The spokeswoman said it would be several days before the results were known.

The 51-year-old Ballesteros, winner of three British Opens and
two Masters, briefly lost consciousness and was admitted Oct. 6 to
hospital, where the tumor was discovered.

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