Almost a year after undergoing the last in a series of four operations
to remove a malignant brain tumor...Seve Ballesteros has accepted honorary
membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews. The 52-year-old
Spaniard won the 1984 British Open title at the home of golf...that victory
was sandwiched between Open wins at Royal Lytham. St. Anne's in 1979 and
1988. Ballesteros says the outstanding moment of his career came at St.
Andrews...where he drained the winning birdie putt at the final hole in
‘84, in what has become one of golf’s most memorable moments. Ballesteros
also has two Masters titles on an impressive resum...that includes the
captaincy of the victorious 1997 European Ryder Cup team in his home country.
Ballesteros hopes to return to St. Andrews next year to help celebrate
the 150th anniversary of The Open. Jim Bell, The Associated Press.