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Seve's career in photos

Severiano Ballesteros pictured in the rough at the Open at Royal Birkdale

At just 19, Severiano Ballesteros is thrust into the spotlight with second spot in the 1976 Open at Royal Birkdale

Ballesteros heads for victory in the 1979 Open at

Three years later the charismatic Spaniard clinches his first major in the Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes

Seve celebrates with the Claret Jug at Royal Lytham in 1979

He becomes the youngest winner of the Open in the 20th century with a three-shot victory over Jack Nicklaus and Ben Crenshaw

Seve Ballesteros

Seve also triumphs in his next major appearance - the 1980 Masters - to become the first European winner at Augusta

Seve is presented with his second Green Jacket by 1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler

In 1983 Seve is handed his second Green Jacket from defending Masters champion Craig Stadler

Seve celebrates winning the Open at St Andrews in 1984

The inspirational Ballesteros goes on to deny Tom Watson a sixth win in the Open with victory at St Andrews in 1984

Seve claims victory in the World Match Play at Wentworth in 1984

He also wins the World Match Play in 1984 - one of his five victories in the once-prestigious Wentworth event

Seve advises partner Jose Maria Olazabal in the 1987 Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village in Ohio

In 1987 Ballesteros and partner Jose Maria Olazabal are part of the European Ryder Cup side that wins on American soil for first time

Seve celebrates winning the 1988 Open at Lytham

A stunning closing 65 at Lytham is enough to beat Nick Price as Seve wins his third Open and final major in 1988

Seve consults with Ryder Cup partner Jose Maria Olazabal in 1991

Seve competes in eight Ryder Cups and his partnership with Olazabal brings 11 wins, two halves and only two defeats

Seve watches the Ryder Cup in 1997 as a non-playing captain

His proudest moment in the Ryder Cup comes in 1997 as he captains the side in the first-ever match on Spanish soil

Ballesteros holds the Ryder Cup after success in 1997

Ballesteros's Europeans successfully defend the Ryder Cup at Valderrama to crown his involvement in the event

Ballesteros splashes out of a bunker at the 2007 Masters

Injuries hamper his game before he returns to Augusta in 2007 after a four-year absence, but he shoots 86 and 80

Ballesteros announces his retirement at Carnoustie in July 2007

With his career in serious decline he announces his decision to retire ahead of the Open at Carnoustie in July 2007

Seve Ballesteros

Seve is admitted to hospital on 6 October 2008 after losing consciousness and is diagnosed with a brain tumour six days later

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